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Skip Long Auto-Roundup in Yountville July 15

The 34nd annual Skip Long Memorial Auto-Roundup will be held Sunday, July 15 at the Vintner’s Golf Club, 7901 Solano Ave., in Yountville. The Auto-Roundup will display and feature many different classes of vehicles, including antiques, street rods, customs, pick-ups, motorcycles and muscle cars. This event attracts national recognition. Entry setup is at 9 a.m., the public is welcome at 11 a.m., and awards presentations will conclude the show at 2 p.m.

The annual event is dedicated to the memory of the late Napa native, Skip Long, who as a young man restored a 1932 Ford Coupe from the ground up and won various prestigious awards. He lost his life at age 25 to a fishing accident in 1985 in the Sacramento River. To many, Skip is remembered as a happy, adventurous individual who attended local schools and was active in local sports and activities.

Admission is free. Along with the enjoyment of the display vehicles, there will be raffle prizes and other activities.

Burwash tennis camp at Silverado August 9-12

Peter Burwash International will host a four-day intensive tennis camp Aug. 9-12 at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa. It is part of the World Camp Series, which is held at some of the most beautiful and highly rated exclusive tennis destinations in the world.

“We are very excited to host our second PBI World Tennis camp at Silverado,” Silverado Director of Tennis Katie Dellich said. “With the successes of both our 2017 camp and the series of 2018 camps that have occurred at other PBI destinations, our team is excited to be a part of this unique and fun tennis experience again.”

In addition to Silverado staff members Quinn Saine, Joey Coleman, John Weston and Dellich, guest PBI coaches confirmed for the camp include Fabio Vasconcellos and Zack Miskel.

“The PBI coaches at Silverado excel at making meaningful and memorable experiences for their guests,” PBI President Rene Zondag said. “To have the chance to be in the beautiful Napa Valley for a World Camp in that setting, with that level of coaching, is a very unique and special opportunity.”

The PBI World Camps are open to all levels and participants are paired with comparable players. The Silverado camp features over 20 hours of world class instruction with PBI professionals, drills, round robins, gifts, photographs, and a welcome dinner.

Since 1975, PBI has provided quality tennis instruction and tennis management services for many of the world’s best resorts, hotels and clubs. Using simplicity checkpoints and fundamentals that provide individualized instruction, PBI has taught over 3 million students from beginners to professionals.

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Skyline Swimmers meet Mondays, Wednesdays at NVC

The Napa Valley Swim Team offers a program for adult swimmers and triathletes, the NVST Skyline Swimmers.

The group is for adult swimmers of all ability levels, whether they want to improve overall fitness, swim just for fun, develop better technique, or train for triathlons or swimming competitions. It convenes from 6 to 7:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Napa Valley College pool.

Skyline Swimmers are coached by experienced swim coach and professional triathlete Emily Cocks. Each workout has a drop-in fee of $10, or a monthly fee of $60. All attending swimmers must be registered with US Masters swimming.

Email Cocks at for more information on the Skyline Swimmers. For information on any NVST program, email or call 257-7946, visit or find NVST on various social media sites.

Justin-Siena sports camps resume July 16

Justin-Siena High School is holding its annual sports camps this summer. Visit to sign up. For more information, contact Andy Bettencourt at or 255-0950 ext. 645.

A look at each camp:

  • Boys Basketball: July 16-20, 2-5 p.m. The cost is $175. The Braves’ coaching staff and players will direct the camp, which puts an emphasis on proper technique and fundamental skill development and provides an educational, competitive, and fun environment through various individual and team drills and games.
  • Boys Lacrosse: July 16-20, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $175. John Murray will direct the camp, which is for boys of all ages and skill levels. Players will learn the fundamentals of the game along with position-specific technique.
  • Girls Volleyball: July 23-27, 2-5 p.m. The cost is $175. The camp, led by Chelsea Reilley, will provide instruction for players looking to learn the sport as well as develop their current skill set. The camp will focus on fundamentals and introduce advanced techniques to players needing a challenge. Training will include serving, passing, hitting and setting.
  • Girls Basketball, July 23-27, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $175. Led by Andrew Bettencourt and the Braves’ coaching staff, the camp will focus on skill development, team building, and competition using fundamentals. Instruction will also come from former and current Braves players. Skills being taught will include shooting, ball handling, footwork and defensive techniques. The camp will finish with age-appropriate championship games coached by Braves alumni.

Calistoga has openings for coaches

Calistoga Junior/Senior High School has openings for varsity football head coach and assistant head coach, junior varsity football head coach, varsity girls soccer head coach and assistant head coach, and two junior high girls basketball coaches.

There are also a variety of other coaching positions available for many sports.

Contact one of the co-athletic directors, Eric Heitz or Louise Owens, at or 707-942-6278 for more information.

Napa, Sonoma entries added for July 15 half marathon

The 15th annual Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon July 15 has been sold out since December but event producer Destination Races will open up to 100 additional half-marathon entries to local residents. Destination Races will also induct its first two members into the newly formed Napa-to-Sonoma Hall of Fame during the awards ceremony.

Residents of Sonoma and Napa counties are eligible to gain entry into the race by visiting a participating retailer, such as Napa Running Company or Athletic Feat in Napa, and signing up for an entry code. Entry codes are limited to 15 per store. Each participant will receive a custom designed race shirt, a wine bottle opener finishers medal, Napa-to-Sonoma logo wine glass with festival tasting pass, and bus transportation to the start. The half-marathon entry fee is $175.

The event kicks off with its traditional Friday evening reception July 13 at Cuvaison Estate Wines in southern Napa. On July 14, the Health and Fitness Expo and packet pickup will be at the Oxbow Commons in Napa from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year’s new expo site is adjacent to Feast it Forward, which will host a launch event with wine tasting, food trucks, bands, special offers to race participants, and contest giveaways, including a trip to Bordeaux. Culinary Institute of America at Copia is the site of the Saturday evening race dinner, where chefs will prepare a healthy menu specifically for the runners, with guests also welcome at the first-time event.

On July 15, Sonoma Plaza becomes the hub of activity as the lead runners cross the finish line in front of City Hall shortly after 8 a.m., followed by nearly 4,000 athletes from all over the world. The plaza will have exhibitor booths, food trucks, a Lagunitas Beer Garden, charity village, merchandise store and the new Rejuvenation Lounge. Grinstead Amphitheater in the plaza hosts the awards ceremony and live band starting at 9:30 a.m. The post-race festival ends at 12 p.m. but many wineries and tasting rooms will offer specials for runners who show their finishers medal, race bib or registration confirmation. CIA at Copia will also host a “Secret Wines of Napa Valley” educational tasting, followed by a reception with food pairing from 3 to 5 p.m. that Sunday.

Tickets to events can be purchased at