• 3rd Annual CASA 5K —
Need a new year’s goal? Want to support a great organization? Start getting ready for the 3rd annual CASA 5K, Saturday, June 22, at the Marion Courthouse. CASA (Court Appointed Special Avocates) of the Arkansas Delta is a multi-county nonprofit that helps children in crisis, particularly those in the foster care system. Registration is $30 (includes a free t-shirt) Late registration is day of. Shirts are limited. Children under 8 are free! T-shirts are $12. To register online go to www.stearnsracetiming. com. For more information, find CASA Arkansas Delta on Facebook, or call Chloe Harrison or Carolyn Slaughter at (870) 702-5951. ***
Junior Auxillary of Crittenden County is collecting new and gently- used sporting equipment donations as part of the JACC All-Stars Benefit for Local Youth Programs. Balls, cleats, football pads, bats, gloves, tennis rackets, golf clubs, etc., are being collected for local young athletes in need. Any sport, any size! Drop-off locations are the Fidelity National Bank main office in West Memphis, or Marion Minor Medical Clinic in Marion. ***
The J.W. Rich Girls Club will be hosting a special day of fun for a good cause. The club will be putting on a fundraiser for Karyn Weaver at the J. W. Rich Girls Club, 519 Shoppingway Blvd., in West Memphis, on Saturday, May 4. Bake sale starts at 10 a.m; ages 10-13 tourney starts at 3:30 p.m., ages 14 & up tournet starts at 5:30 p.m. Teams will be formed via a blind draft $15 per person to play. All proceeds from the tournaments and bake sale will go to the Weaver Family. ***
• 24th Annual Norma Lampert Memorial Lupus Springers 5K Race and Walk to End Lupus – Saturday, May 18 at Mid-America Park, registration at National Park College, 101 College Dr., Hot Springs in the Gerald Fisher Student Area from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. Registration is available online at www.lupus- arkansas.com or you can call or pick up registration form at 501-525-9380 or at Lupus Foundation of Arkansas, 3907 Central Ave., Suite L, Hot Springs, AR 71913, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entry fee is $25 before May 16 and $30 after May 16. Questions, please call or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org . ***
• Girls Club Softball — Registration has been extended for the J.W. Rich 2019 Spring Softball season. Stop by the Girls Club, 519 Shoppingway Blvd., in West Memphis Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., to sign up. Play is open to girls ages 4 to 12 (must be 4 before the start of play). $50 annual membership dues are also required if not already paid). For more information, visit the J.W. Rich Girls Club’s Facebook page.