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St. Helena High Hall of Fame nomination deadline April 22

The nomination window is officially open for the St. Helena High School Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2019.

The deadline for nominations is April 22.

Individuals can be nominated in three categories: athlete, coach, and special category.

To be eligible as an athlete, he or she must have graduated 10 years ago (2009 or earlier) and have participated in at least two interscholastic sports as an undergraduate.

To be eligible for coach, he or she must have coached at least one interscholastic athletic team at SHHS and been employed or contributed services as a coach for at least five years.

To be eligible in the special category, he or she must have participated in an activity that brought honor and positive recognition or contributed in some substantial way to the SHHS athletic department. Additionally, all nominees must have lived an adult life that did not discredit the school or community. It is the responsibility of the nominator to provide the correct name, current address, telephone, and graduation class of the nominee or, if deceased, the next of kin with address and telephone number. The nominator must also provide accurate accomplishments of nominee (i.e. years played or coached, sports played or coached, awards won, records set, leadership awards, scholastic awards, scholarships, etc.). Documentation must also be provided and may be in the form of newspaper articles, yearbooks, coaches or teammates’ letters, copies of certificates or any other proof of statement. Please limit documentation to 10-20 pages. There is also a $20 nomination fee.

For more information about the Hall of Fame or nomination process, contact SHHS athletic director Tom Hoppe by phone at 967-2757 or email at thoppe@sthelenaunified.org.

‘Brother Can You Spare a Dime’ trips to Giants’ games start April 28

For the 61st year, the “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” community baseball outings program is again taking groups of special and deserving youngsters, senior citizens and the general public to San Francisco Giants baseball games for the 2019 season.

A group of tickets each game are donated free of charge to a local youth organization and the remaining tickets are sold to Napa seniors and local Giants fans.

Motor coach transportation is provided for the entire group along with refreshments and entertainment on the road.

The 2019 schedule of games:

* Sunday, April 28, vs. New York Yankees.

* Sunday, June 9, vs. Los Angeles Dodgers.

* Sunday, July 21, vs. New York Mets.

* Sunday, Aug. 11, vs. Philadelphia Phillies.

* Sunday, Sept. 15, vs. Miami Marlins.

* Sunday, Sept. 29, vs. Los Angeles Dodgers.

For more information or to request tickets, call Ryan Gregory at (707) 337-4962.

Joe DiMaggio Baseball signups April 28

Tryouts for Napa Valley Joe DiMaggio Baseball will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at Dub’s Sports, 3259 California Blvd., in Napa. Signups will also be taken at the tryouts, which will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Justin-Siena High School.

Napa has one team that will play about 25 games in the competitive summer league, which was founded in 1972. Players cannot be 20 years old before Aug. 1, 2019.

Each player should bring a copy of his birth certificate and $300 to sign-up. Those under the age of 18 will need a parent’s signature. Those not selected will be given a full refund. All returning players must sign up. Games begin after Memorial Day weekend and will culminate with the state tournament in late July or early August. Games are usually played on Wednesdays with three games on the weekends.

Half of the games will be at home, and played at the Veterans Home of California’s Cleve Borman Field in Yountville or at Justin-Siena. Other teams include Lake County, Vacaville, Sheldon, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova and Pleasant Grove. Napa will sponsor a 4th of July Tournament July 3-7, showcasing 16 teams from throughout the Bay Area.

Questions may be directed to Player Agent John Hagan at john.f.hagan@comcast.net or 707-328-1353, or to President Rick Romero at rick7romero@gmail.com or 707-294-0878.

Napa High School Athletic Hall of Fame accepting nominations through April 30

The Napa High School Athletic Hall of Fame Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2019 class.

Individuals may be nominated in one of three categories: athlete, coach and special.

To be eligible as an athlete, an individual must have graduated from Napa High at least 15 years ago (2004 or earlier), participated in at least one interscholastic sport as an undergraduate, and lived an adult life that did not discredit the school or the community.

To be eligible as a coach, an individual must have coached at least one interscholastic athletic team at Napa High, been employed by or contributed services to Napa High as a coach for at least five years, no longer be active as a coach at Napa High, and lived an adult life that did not discredit the school or community.

To be eligible in the special category, an individual must have participated in an activity that brought honor or positive recognition to the athletic department of Napa High, contributed in some substantial way to the improvement of Napa High athletic programs, and lived an adult life that did not discredit the school or the community.

Nominations are open through April 30. There is a $20 fee for each nomination. To obtain a nomination form, or for more information, contact Carol Stein at (707) 226-5090 or csstein@pacbell.net.

Visit napahighhof.org for more information.

Vintage Hall of Fame accepting nominations through May 3

The Vintage High School Athletic Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the 2019 class. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, May 3.

Individuals may be nominated in one of the three following categories: athlete, coach, or special/other.

To be eligible for induction as an athlete, an individual must have graduated from Vintage High at least 15 years ago (class of 2004 or before), participated in at least one interscholastic sport at a varsity level while a student at Vintage High, and lived an adult life that did not discredit the school or the community.

To be eligible for induction as a coach, an individual must have coached at least one interscholastic team at Vintage High, been employed by or contributed services to Vintage High for at least five years and no longer be a coach at VHS, and lived an adult life that did not discredit the school or the community.

To be eligible for induction in the special/other category, an individual must have participated in an activity that brought honor or positive recognition to the athletic department at Vintage High, contributed in some substantial and significant way to the improvement of the Vintage High athletic program, and lived an adult life that did not discredit the school or the community.

The cost per nomination is $25. Checks are payable to Vintage High School Athletic Hall of Fame Foundation.

Nominations are to be mailed to Vintage High School, 1375 Trower Ave., Napa, CA 94558, Attention: Vintage High Athletic Hall of Fame.

For more information, contact Cam Neal, president of the Hall of Fame committee, via email at cneal@nvusd.org.

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