Memorial poker tournament for Placer County's ‘Coach Billy’ is planned

By: Roseville Press Tribune Staff Reports
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The Coach Billy Schimpf Memorial Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament has been planned to honor a longtime baseball and softball coach and benefit a surviving son.

Schimpf took over as president of the California Sting softball organization in 1994, later converted it to a baseball program and led several teams to national tournaments. He helped kids earn college scholarships and gave private hitting lessons.

Schimpf passed away suddenly in August at the age of 57, leaving his wife and four children, including Tyler Schimpf, a sophomore at Capital Christian High School.

Benefits from the poker tournament will go to the Tyler Schimpf Trust at the American River Bank, 2240 Douglas Blvd., Suite 100, Roseville, Calif., 95661.

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Abundant Life Fellowship, 706 Atlantic St., in Roseville. Registration is at 5 p.m. Costs are $50 in advance and $60 at the door and includes a barbecue dinner and drinks.

First prize is one week at a Lake Tahoe vacation resort. Second prize is a three-day, two-night stay at a Marriott hotel, and third prize is $75 cash. There also will be raffle prizes.

For tickets, call Bruce Gibson at (916) 606-6120, Rob Hart at 910-4406, Bill Benavides at 204-4949, John Sprague at 717-9660 or Lance Judd at 225-8335.

Roseville High schedules summer volleyball camp

Roseville High School will hold its annual girls volleyball camp the week of July 9-13 at Moeller Gym on campus.

The camp is for girls entering grades 7-9 and will run from 9 a.m.-noon each day. The cost, which includes a camp T-shirt, is $85 by July 5 and $90 after July 5.

Fliers are available at For information, contact varsity volleyball coach Ron Grove at