FREE ACCESS: DePauw volleyball camp set this week

Monday, July 8, 2019

The 2019 DePauw University Volleyball Clinics will take place on July 11-12.

“These volleyball clinics are designed to meet the needs of youth in Putnam County and surrounding areas by offering strong fundamental instruction, flexible schedule and a reasonable price,” Tiger coach Deb Zellers said.

Campers may attend in the morning or afternoon, or stay the full day. Many campers choose to attend both sessions on both days.

Clinic date and times:

Thursday, July 11

Session 1: 9 a.m.-noon

Session 2: 1-4 p.m.

Friday, July 12

Session 3: 9 a.m.-noon

Session 4: 1-4 p.m.

Sessions 1 and 3 will focus primarily on passing, serve receive and serving, although drills will incorporate other skills as well.

Sessions 2 and 4 will focus primarily on setting, hitting and blocking, although drills will incorporate other skills as well.

Age groups will be divided such as pre-junior high, junior high and high school. The last hour of all sessions will include team play and/or scrimmaging. Young players will utilize modified equipment such as lower nets and lighter balls.

To register, call Zellers at (765) 720-3545.

Please state clearly your name, age, telephone number and what sessions you would like to attend. Those registering will be contacted by a member of the DePauw staff to confirm your registration.

Please register at least two days prior to the camp. On-site registration will be available if space permits. A parent-signed medical release form is required. It can be emailed to you or you can sign it when you arrive on the day of camp. To get the release in advance, contact Zellers at

The cost of the camp is $20 per session, or $35 for the full day. Campers may pay by cash or check at the door at the beginning of the clinic.

For campers who would like to attend a full day, lunch is available from noon to 1 p.m. at the DePauw University Hoover Hall. Camp staff will supervise campers at lunch. It is recommended that campers bring a lunch or $8.75 to purchase lunch. DePauw Volleyball T-shirts may also be purchased for $10.

Campers should wear T-shirt, shorts, gym shoes, knee pads (not necessary for youngest age-group) and bring a water bottle. They should also bring a bag to store lunch or lunch money.

The camps are located in the Lilly Athletic Center on the DePauw University Campus (College Street). Registration is inside, near the main gymnasium which is located on the first floor.

Vipers set tryouts — The Greencastle Vipers will have tryouts for their 2020 11u AA Viper baseball team on July 27 at 2 p.m. at Big Walnut Sports park in Greencastle.

Interested players are encouraged to contact Darren Hughes by e-mail at or by text message to (765) 720-0946.

“We are looking to continue to build on our successes from this year,” Hughes said.

South Putnam sets blood drive — South Putnam's football team will have its annual blood drive from 1:30–6:00 pm. on Sunday, July 21, at the Bloodmobile at the Putnam Co. Fairgrounds.

Sign up: (enter Sponsor Code 962)

Donating blood takes about an hour. Anyone age 17 or older in good health who meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to give. Parental consent is required for donors age 16 to donate blood. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes their birth date.

Appointments are highly encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 317-916-5150 or visit

To help ensure the blood supply doesn’t run low in the summer months, Indiana Blood Center, part of Versiti, has partnered with the Indianapolis Colts to create the Colts Leadership Challenge.

The program, which began in 2012, encourages Indiana high school football teams to exercise their influence and leadership in their respective communities to host a blood drive between now through July 25.

To win the challenge, a team must host the largest blood drive in the state or achieve the largest percentage participation based on the team’s school size. There is also a wild card prize, awarded through a drawing of all teams with at least 30 participants at their drive. The winning team receives a $2,500 equipment grant from the Colts, VIP access to the Colts training camp, recognition from the Indiana Football Coaches Association and more.

Eagles selling discount cards — South Putnam football is selling discount cards for several local restaurants.

People interested in purchasing a card should connect with a football player or email coach Nathan Aker at

Cards are $20, and are valid for several businesses in Putnam County and others located in an area from Plainfield to Terre Haute.

“They quickly earn their value when you visit our local supporters,” coach Aker said.

Among the businesses offering discounts to card purchasers are Cabela’s, Domino’s, Coachman Inn, Metro Diner, Papa John’s, McDonald’s, Burger King, Casa Grande, Don Julio, Taco Wapo and Burrito Factory, Kwik Freeze, Noble Roman’s Pizza, White Castle, Myers’ Market, Arby’s, Dairy Queen, Monical’s Pizza, Family Video, White Cleaners, Pacesetter Sports, Jiffy Lube, Iguana’s Mexican Restaurant, Hot Box Diner, Lou’s Diner, Wings Etc., Anytime Fitness and AMC Theaters.