All American Speedway to honor first responders

Sun City hosts First Tee Junior Tour Championship
By: Staff reports
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First responders in uniform or with an ID will receive complimentary general admission to tonight’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program at All American Speedway.

Twin 50-lap main events in the Modified division, 35-lap features in Bomber and Street Stock and the USAC Young Guns and Ford Focus Midgets will be in action on First Responders Night, honoring victims and heroes on the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

Five first responders will be passengers in Bomber cars during a race: Fire Chief Wynn Latta, Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Carman, Police Chief Daniel Hahn, Police Capt. Stefan Moore and Sheriff’s Lt. John Savage.

On the track, Dan Jinkerson leads Canadian driver Steve Cote by 52 points in the Modified division. In Street Stock, Mickey Owens leads Richard Poppert Jr. by 26 points with two races remaining.

Matt Scott and Chris Paulson have locked up the Late Model and Bomber championships.

Tickets cost $13 for adults ages 16-59 and $7 for Seniors 60 and over and juniors 6-15. Kids 6 and under get in for free. A family pass costs $35 for two adults and three juniors.

For information, call (916) 786-2025 or visit

Sun City to host First Tee Tour Championship

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Junior Tour Championship will be held today at Sun City Roseville’s Timber Creek Golf Course.

There are 115 junior golfers ages 10-18 scheduled to compete in the tournament, which will be aided by more than 120 volunteers from Sun City Roseville.

Year-round instruction at Morgan Creek, Sunset Whitney

Morgan Creek and Sunset Whitney golf courses are offering year-round instructional programs for junior golfers.

Individual and group instruction is provided for beginners and advanced players ages 7 and older, and there is a special program for golfers ages 4-6.

Instruction focuses on putting, chipping, full swing and includes knowledge and etiquette.

Veteran PGA Professional Mike Huetter provides the instruction. For information, e-mail or call (916) 402-6045.

Santucci golf tourney Sept. 30 at Sierra View

The eighth annual Bill Santucci Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Friday, Sept. 30, at Sierra View Country Club in Roseville.

The charity outing is named in honor of Bill Santucci, a community leader in Roseville for several decades. An avid golfer, Santucci and California State Senator Ted Gaines founded the tournament.

Proceeds from the tournament will be used for scholarships to help graduating Roseville Joint Union High School District seniors and Sierra College students. Last year, the event raised more than $30,000 and provided 27 scholarships to South Placer students.

The four-person scramble format begins with a 10 a.m. registration, followed by lunch at 11 a.m. and a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start at Sierra View, located at 105 Alta Vista Ave. A reception with appetizers and awards will follow the tournament.

Cost is $125 per person and includes range balls, barbecue lunch, awards, raffle prizes and appetizers.

To become a sponsor, sign up for the tournament, or for additional information, call Carol Garcia at (916) 724-2424.

Golf tournament for colon cancer

The California Colorectal Cancer Coalition’s second annual Putt for your Butt Golf Classic is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Turkey Creek Golf Club in Lincoln.

There will be putting, closest-to-the-pin and long-drive competitions in the tournament that seeks to raise colorectal cancer awareness and will honor those who have lost their fight against the disease.

The cost is $115 for those who register by Sept. 12 and includes a cart, range balls, lunch and dinner.

Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. Lunch and the putting contest will be held at 11:30 a.m., and the tournament will start at 12:30 p.m. Dinner, awards and an auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. Dinner-only tickets cost $50.

For information, call Jason Gard at (916) 773-7220.

My Sister’s House to hold 5k run

My Sister’s House will hold its eighth annual 5k run Saturday, Nov. 5, at William Land Park in Sacramento. Cost is $25. More than 800 people took part in the run last year.

My Sister’s House, a non-profit specializing in the prevention of domestic violence toward Asian and Pacific Islander women and children, provides beds, answers crisis calls, makes referrals and assists survivors of domestic violence.

For information, contact Executive Director Nilda Valmores at (916) 868-7820 or