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New London Whalers Basketball Camp Aug. 9-12 (5:30-8:30 p.m. daily) at Toby May Park, New London. Open to boys and girls entering grades 3-10 from any town. Clinic will help players of all abilities learn the fundamentals of shooting, ballhandling, footwork and teamwork in a fun and safe environment. Campers must bring their own basketball. Cost: $90 per player (must pay on Venmo, no checks accepted). Register: Contact: Camp director Tammy Millsaps, or (570) 486-9387.


Stand Up For Animals — 19th annual tournament is Friday, Sept. 17 at Lake of Isles. Cost is $250 per person. Contact: (401) 580-5312.


Girls’ Lacrosse Summer Camp — July 26-29, 5:30-8:30 p.m., East Lyme High School. For girls entering grades 3-8. Fee: $125 (residents), $175 (non-residents). Contact: Phil Schneider, (860) 884-1980 or


59th Annual Ocean Beach/John & Jessie Kelley Half Marathon — Saturday, Aug. 7, 8 a.m. (course officially closes at noon), start/finish at Ocean Beach Park in New London, no entry fee but runners are asked to bring a donation of food for the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center. This is the oldest shoreline race in Connecticut. Race day volunteers to support water stations along the course are greatly appreciated at this community event. Contact: race director Way Hedding at Additional information and course map at


Annual Jimmy Fund One-Pitch Tournament — Sept. 10-12 for men and women, Washington Park in Groton. Cost: $125 per team. Contact: Glen Graham, or (860) 445-7926.


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