Even with local high school athletics in the books for the summer, there is a variety of local events for Derbyites to get their sports fix over the next two months.
Below is a list of local sporting events for all ages.
June 7- Children ages 9 to 14 can compete in a variety of events at the Hershey’s Track and Field Games at Panther Stadium. The event is free, and includes sprints, distance running, standing long jump and softball throw.
June 14- The record for the world’s largest swimming lesson could be in jeopardy as the Derby Recreation Center joins with aquatic centers worldwide to try and make it into the Guinness Book of World Records at 10 a.m. The event is free and for all ages.
June 16- Tee off in the Derby Days Golf Tournament, a two-person scramble at Hidden Lakes Golf Course. Golfers must be at least 18 years old. Shotgun start is at 8 a.m.
June 21-24- Some of the best pro golfers in the nation will compete at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open at Crestview County Club. The tournament’s ChariTee tickets benefit local charities. All proceeds from those tickets, yes, 100-percent of them, go back to local charities in the area.
June 22-24- Fast pitch softball comes to Derby with the Bash and Splash fast pitch tournament. Games of the USSSA sanctioned tournament will be played at High Park.
July 10- The Derby Dolphins wrap up its summer pool season with a home meet against Wellington.
July 13-19- The Derby Twins play for a shot at the National Baseball Congress World Series with the Midwest Regional tournament.
July 28-Aug. 11- The National Baseball Congress World Series starts up at its familiar home at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Thirty-two teams comprised of some of the top collegiate talent in the nation will go head-to-head in the tournament.
This summer, Baseball ‘Round the Clock will run from Aug. 3-5 with 17 games played in 56 hours.
Aug. 5- Like to swim, bike and run? Try the Rock N’ Route Triathlon. The triathlon will consist of a 400 meter swim in the Rock River Rapids outdoor lap pool, 14 mile bike course on paved country roads, and a 5K run through Derby’s High Park.
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