The sun rose this Sunday over Hammond’s Wolf Lake Pavilion to a great crowd for the city’s second annual Race to the Rescue - an event that sees competitors compete in a 9K foot race around Hammond’s Wolf Lake, and a 5K race also held along the shores of Wolf Lake, with the main event being a whopping 20-mile bike race throughout Wolf Lake Memorial Park. Each race provided its own challenges for the racers.
Briar Leaf Golf Club in Top Shape Following a Great Summer, Head Out Take Advantage Before the Snow Flies!
Summer is quickly coming to a close and even though temperatures might be dropping, don’t let that stop you from enjoying an amazing round of golf at Briar Leaf Golf Club in La Porte. For the most part, the weather this summer has been ideal and now is the perfect time to take advantage of the beautiful conditions on the course at Briar Leaf.
With helmets fastened, bike wheels pumped full of air, and a strong desire to improve the lives of cancer patients throughout La Porte County, hundreds of cyclists pedaled their way through the 16th Annual Tour de La Porte 100, 60, 40, 25, 15, and five mile bike trails.
For the 16th year in a row, over 1,200 athletes from all over the nation came together to support cancer patients and promote a healthy lifestyle at the Tour de La Porte’s Half Marathon Run, 10K Run, and 5K Run/Walk.
The first day of the 16th Annual Tour De La Porte kicked off to a great start on Friday, which saw over 100 runners and walkers participate in the three day long event’s 5K Trail Run.
Briar Leaf Golf Club, ideally located and easy to get to from anywhere across the region, offers golfers a great test with its classic, ever-improving layout and the scenic, challenging holes that make this a must-play destination in La Porte County for golfers of all ability levels.
La Porte – Fox Memorial Park – Thrills N Spills Skatepark
Truesdale Ave, La Porte, IN 46350
The La Porte Community Turbos Swim Club participated in the USA Swimming Age Group State meet July 28-30 at The Natatorium in Indianapolis. This meet is for the top swimmers (ages 14 and younger) in Indiana compete against each other. Swimmers must have had a qualifying time in their age group and gender, which is set each September by Indiana Swimming, within the last year to qualify for this meet. The Turbos' Graham Siefker had a fantastic meet and competed in the 100 Backstroke, 50 Freestyle and 200 Backstroke.
For Briar Leaf Golf Club GM and Golf Pro, Jay Williams, golf has always played a big part of his and his family’s life. From growing up loving the game in Springfield, Missouri, to cutting his teeth at courses in the Chicagoland area, and finally setting down roots in La Porte County with Briar Leaf Golf Club, Williams has always sought to share his love for the game with the people and communities with which he’s closest.