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Celebrity Golf Precedes Quarterback Camp


TOP SPORTING EVENTS: MAY 25-31

Santa Barbara High will host Corona del Mar in a CIF Division 1 tennis semifinal match today (Tue., May 25), and the Dons’ baseball team will travel to a second-round Division 2 playoff game against Chaminade in West Hills. In action on local diamonds, Cate will host a Division 7 baseball playoff game, and Carpinteria a Division 6 softball game. UCSB plays its final home game of the season against Cal State Bakersfield.

Later in the week, football will be in the air. One hundred high school quarterbacks will gather at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club on Friday and Saturday for the final competitive workouts of the 2010 Steve Clarkson Dreammaker Tour. Clarkson, a former quarterback himself, has developed a reputation for guiding such talents as Jimmy Clausen, Terrelle Pryor, Matt Barkley, Jake Locker and Dayne Crist.

Preceding the quarterback camp, on Thursday (May 27), Clarkson will host the Dreammaker Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic at the Montecito Country Club. Participants will include Hall of Famers Joe Montana (NFL) and Wayne Gretzky (NHL), as well as USC coach Lane Kiffin and UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel. The tournament begins at 10 a.m. For ticket information, visit steveclarksondreammaker.com.

Randall Cunningham, a three-time MVP as quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings, is expected to make an appearance at Santa Barbara High on Saturday (May 29) to watch his fellow Dons take on San Marcos in an alumni football game. Billed as “Pandemonium at Peabody Stadium,” the game will generate funds for the two football programs. Kickoff is at 3 p.m. Tickets ($10 adults, $5 children 12 and under) are on sale at the schools.

Tuesday, May 25

College baseball – Cal State Bakersfield at UCSB, 2 p.m.

High school boys tennis – CIF semifinals: Corona del Mar at Santa Barbara, 3 p.m.

High school baseball – CIF playoffs, second round: Santa Barbara at Chaminade, 3:15 p.m.; Cornerstone Christian at Cate, 3:45 p.m.

High school softball – CIF playoffs, second round: Marshall at Carpinteria, 3:15 p.m.

Running / swimming – Reef & Run Summer Series (1k swim, 1-mile swim, 2-mile run, 4-mile run), Cabrillo Bath House, 6:25 p.m. Continues every Tuesday through September 7. Sign-up information.

Wednesday, May 26

Running / swimming – Nite Moves Summer Sunset Series (1k swim, 5k run), Leadbetter Beach, 6 p.m. Continues every Wednesday through September 1. Sign-up information.

Thursday, May 27

Golf – Steve Clarkson Dreammaker Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic, Montecito Country Club, 10 a.m.

High school softball – CIF quarterfinals.

Friday, May 28

High school baseball – CIF quarterfinals.

College baseball – UCSB at Pacific, 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Golf – City Championship, Santa Barbara Golf Club, first round, 7:30 a.m.

Football – San Marcos vs. Santa Barbara High Alumni Game, Peabody Stadium, 3 p.m.

College baseball – UCSB at Pacific, 6 p.m.

Basketball – Los Angeles Buzz at Santa Barbara Breakers, SBCC Sports Pavilion, 7:15 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Golf – City Championship, Santa Barbara Golf Club, second round, 7:30 a.m.

College baseball – UCSB at Pacific, 1 p.m.

Monday, May 31

Golf – City Championship, Santa Barbara Golf Club, final round, 7 a.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, June 6 – Platinum Performance State Street Mile, Pedregosa and State, 8 a.m. Information: sbmile.com.

SEMANA NAUTICA

June 29-July 12 – Semana Nautica (“marine week”) began in the 1930s when Santa Barbara residents organized sporting activities with visiting Navy seamen. It evolved into an annual sports festival open to the public around the July 4 holiday. There is no charge for spectators at any event, but the festival’s primary objective is to encourage participation. Events in the 73rd Semana Nautica include age-group swimming, ocean swims, a 15-kilometer run, beach volleyball, the Santa Barbara Open tennis tournament and a tug-of-war. Information: semananautica.com.



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