Sports Briefs

June 27, 2009

Football stringers needed for the fall

The Burbank Leader and Glendale News-Press newspapers are looking for stringers to cover high school football teams in the fall.

Writers will cover the three local programs — Burbank, Burroughs and Bellarmine- Jefferson — as well as teams in the Glendale and La Crescenta areas.

Individuals should have a knowledge of football, some writing experience and have samples of his or her work. In addition, a knowledge of statistic keeping is a must. Writers would work mostly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.


Individuals will be paid for their work and have their stories appear in print.

Interested writers can e-mail Leader Sports Editor Jeff Tully at, or call (818) 637-3245.

MVP youth basketball camp scheduled

Boys’ and girls’ basketball players who will be in fifth through eighth grades in September will get a chance to take part in the ninth annual MVP Summer Basketball Camp.

The camp, sponsored by the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department, will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 6-10 at Luther Burbank Middle School.

The cost is $80 and the camp is limited to 65 athletes. The deadline to register is June 29.

The event is run by longtime Park and Rec, Catholic Youth Organization, Southern California Municipal Athletic Assn. and high school Coach Mike Graceffo. There will be one coach for every 10 players. Along with learning basketball skills, participants will receive a profile card outlining a player’s strengths and weaknesses, a self-help booklet, a gym bag, a T-shirt and a certificate of participation.

Athletes will play pickup games, participate in basketball drills, take part in free throw and shooting contests, watch basketball videos and get a chance to win prizes.

For more information, or to register, call 238-5390.

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