Many sporting events planned for 2008 Fun Fest celebration
One of the guarantees with New Richmond's Fun Fest is there will always be plenty of sports events to take part in or to spectate.
Here's a rundown on the Fun Fest sports events for 2008.
There will be a twinbill of baseball at Citizens Field on Friday. The New Richmond American Legion baseball team plays at home at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, with Grantsburg as the opponent.
That game will be followed by the New Richmond Millers adult baseball game, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Millers will continue their tradition of facing the Osceola Braves in the Fun Fest game.
The annual Fun Fest Softball Tournament begins at Hatfield Park on Friday night. Here is a rundown of the first-round pairings for this year's tournament.
Ellie's On Main vs. Dawn's Taxidermy - 7 p.m. on Friday, Field 1
Fleet Feet/Agate Inn vs. Metro Area Players - 8 p.m. on Friday, Field 1
Ready Randy's vs. Huey's Bar - 9 p.m. on Friday, Field 1
Denny's vs. Bol's Lanes - 10 p.m. on Friday, Field 1
Champs Sports Bar vs. Shocker's - 11 p.m. on Friday, Field 1
Huey's/Outdoor Realty vs. Raz On Main - 8 a.m. on Saturday on Field 1
X-tream Measures/Champs vs. Dirty Katz - 9 a.m. on Saturday on Field 1
Starr's Bar vs. Buffalo Wild Wings - 10 a.m. on Saturday on Field 1
Knights of Columbus vs. Fast Freddies/Industrial Safety Inc - 7 p.m. on Friday on Field 2
JJ Outpost vs. Anez Party Rentals - 7 p.m. on Friday on Field 3
NR Aero/Shamrock vs. Todd Marek Construction - 8 p.m. on Friday on Field 2
RussellsBats.com vs. Volkert Trucking & Excavating - 8 p.m. on Friday on Field 3
Hot Shots vs. Remington Law - 9 p.m. on Friday on Field 2
Baytown Bar vs. Wynveen Auto Body - 9 p.m. on Friday on Field 3
Maverick Distributing vs. Shock-ner Electric - 10 p.m. on Friday on Field 2
Ramblin' Rockies vs. Huey's/Ready Randy's/AK Storage/Powers CPA - 10 p.m. on Friday on Field 3
Olson Flooring vs. The Farm - 11 p.m. on Friday on Field 2
New Richmond Insurance/Friendly Bar vs. Select One Financial - 11 p.m. on Friday on Field 3
The Bombers vs. American Legion - 8 a.m. on Saturday on Field 2
UnKnown II vs. Get Some - 8 a.m. on Saturday on Field 3
Flex-O-Sweep vs. Winner of (Knights of Columbus vs. Fast Freddie's/Industrial Safety Inc.) - 9 a.m. on Saturday on Field 2
Pizza Hut vs. Winner of (Baytown Bar vs. Wynveen Auto Body) - 10 a.m. on Saturday on Field 3
Roy's Boys vs. Winner of (Maverick Distributing vs. Shock-ner Electric) - 11 a.m. on Saturday on Field 2
Logghe's Fossils vs. Winner of (UnKnown II vs. Get Some) - noon on Saturday on Field 3
Forty-four teams are competing in this year's tournament. Championship games are scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday.
The New Richmond Tennis Open starts at 5 p.m. on Friday at the High School tennis courts and goes all weekend. The tournament features several age levels for male, female and co-ed teams. For more information on the Tennis Open, call 246-9787.
The annual Willow River Run/Walk starts at Mary Park, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. Call 247-5995 for more information.
The eighth annual New Richmond Fun Fest 5 vs. 5 Socccer Tournament is scheduled for Saturday. Registration forms and information can be downloaded from the New Richmond Soccer Club Web site at www.nrsoccer.com.
The tournament will be played at the St. Croix Press fields. Age brackets range from U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, 19-plus and 30-plus. Entry fee is $75 per team, with each team getting to play a minimum of two games. Play will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
The Friends of the Willow will hold their annual canoe races on Saturday. The canoe race will start at 11:30 a.m. from Mary Park. Anyone interested may call 246-4109 for more information.