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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, March 5, 2014 9A These little basketball players pose with their mentors, members of Feather River College's baseball team. Eachweek during basketball season, the FRC team held a basketball clinic at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Photos submitted t~ , The Central Plumas months. This is paramount, Recreation and Park District not just in building the recently concluded its youth athletes of tomorrow, but also basketball leagues. With both more importantly in the divisions comprised of boys general fitness and wellness and girls ranging from third of local youth." to eighth grade, the total A little lesser-known part number of youth that of the youth basketball participated totaled just more season is the first and second than 145. grade weekly skills clinic. This number was helped, in This group had a solid large part, by an influx of amount of participation, with children from Indian Valley. 35 youth turning out to play. "All of the different The program was run by divisions were very evenly Jason Gay and his players matched this year," said from the Feather River CPRPD sports coordinator College baseball team. Jeren Seibel. "It was great to The weekly clinic, which see some very competitive was held on Wednesday Indian Valley teams, and evenings at the overall, being able to give Plumas-Sierra County kids of all levels of skill a Fairgrounds, was a way to place to come out and play start teaching children the during the long dark winter basic fundamentals of basketball. II m Every team in each division, including the first and second grade clinic, is coached by volunteers within the community. These volunteers ranged from parents, to high school and college students looking for a wa: to give back to the community. "This program couldn't run without volunteer coaches, and we are extremely grateful to all of the hard work and time they all committed to these kids this winter," Seibel added. "We would also like to thank Quincy Jr./Sr. High School, and the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, for their continued support and cooperation in using their facilities so that these kids have a place to play." Participants of Central Plumas Recreation and Park District's youth basketball leagues get competitive earlier this year. The season recently ended with more than 145 youth Participating,- : Ski Hill fundraiser March 1 5 Carolyn Shipp Staff Writer JohnsVille Ski Hill enthusiasts are beating away the winter blues with a night of music, fun and fundraising with the 21st annual Snow Ball at the Nakoma Golf Resort on March 15. With music by Jelly Bread, a funk-rock band from Tahoe, and Bobcat Roh Armeni, a gritty folk and Americana singer/songwriter, attendees should be prepared for an exhilarating night to break up the winter gloom. The Eastern Plumas Recreation District puts on the event to raise funds for the ski hill. District board member Dan Gallagher said the public should be prepared for an exceptional night of food, libations and merriment. Tickets are available online at and doors open at 5:30 pm. This year's Snow Ball could be a monumental one because Gallagher said the ski hill has made big strides since last year and reopening the hill next winter is becoming a reality. All of the proceeds from the Snow Ball will go directly to reopening the hill. Right now tl e main project on the hill is to complete the installation of the ski lift terminals. The annual fundraiser grosses about $21,000. With food by Alex Lester, the chef at Nakoma, and Kurt Haselton of Sardine Lake Resort, people should be able to fill up on decadent dining. To wash the food down, The Brewing Lair.and E reka Peak Brewing Company will be offering their unique beers. Live and silent auctions will provide a chance for the public to win coveted prizes like a trip to Mexico, a set of skis, massages and golf packages. "It's important to make the money, but it's also important that all of us who love the ski hill make a commitment to get together once a year," said Gallagher: : f Resort '