Cold weather puts many outdoor activities on hiatus, but that doesn't mean participants stop preparing for next season.
Many area recreational sports organizations keep busy through the winter by planning and conducting benefit events to raise funds to pay for equipment, facilities, travel, entry fees or any of the many expenses affiliated with their activities.
Here are three fundraisers coming up over the next three weekends:
SOFTBALL: Code Electric 60-plus senior team Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast, 8-10 am. Feb. 12, Applebee’s, 7831 Target Circle, Raleigh 27619. Fee: $7. Contact: Butch Arnold 919-215-1001.
EQUESTRIAN: CORRAL Riding Academy’s inaugural gala fundraiser and silent auction, 6 p.m. Feb. 19, Angus Barn Pavilion, Raleigh. Benefits nonprofit pairing at-risk and adjudicated girls with rescued horses in healing atmosphere. Fee: 919-355-2090, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.corralriding.org.
SWIMMING: AquaGala: A Celebration of Aquatics in the Triangle, dinner and entertainment, 6-10 p.m. Feb. 26, Triangle Aquatic Center, 275 Convention Drive, Cary. Benefits Making A Splash free lessons, water-safety program. Fee: $100. Contact: Alisa Wright Colopy 919-673-4685, email@example.com.
Some organizations also raise funds through charity golf tournaments and running events, with the money helping the sponsoring organization or being donated to a charity.
Find fundraisers, golf tournaments and road races, as well as league registration, clinics, instruction and travel-team tryouts in a variety of sports in the Play! Recreational Sports Calendar.
To have your event added to the calendar or to tell us how your fundraising event went, e-mail Teri Boggess at firstname.lastname@example.org.