Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wild World of Wednesday - June 3, 2009



Last night was "wild" in some parts of Southern California since we had a "surprise" storm. For those of you that aren't familiar - winter and spring is when we get our little bit of rain and coming starting in June we usually have cloudy skies with nary a drop. You may have heard of this as "June gloom". I'm not sure if it rained outside of my house but something caused me to have some really odd dreams last night. I'll bet it has nothing to do with the massive amounts of spam I've been getting in my email either. None of this has to do with sports so I will move on...

HWC Locales: The Homeless World Cup announced that Rio (2010) and Paris (2011) will be the next sites for the annual event. The organization is looking to Asia for 2012 before taking it to Poznan, Poland in 2013:

"Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is confirmed as the host city for the 2010 Homeless World Cup, the world-class, international football tournament energizing people who are homeless to change their own lives. Copacabana Beach will be the official venue uniting nations from all 5 continents as players stand proud and demonstrate to the world the power of football to change lives in September next year.

Rio will hand over to Paris, France in 2011 with a venue adjacent to the Eiffel Tower while Poznan is a surprise announcement as the winner of the 2013 Homeless World Cup. The international organizers are currently exploring the opportunity to host the 2012 Homeless World Cup in Asia."

Read the full story here and follow the HWC on Twitter here.

Rolling On: Life Rolls On has their next event scheduled on June 28 in Long Branch, NJ. There are other opportunities to volunteer for this organization throughout the summer and the season ends at the awesome waves of Santa Cruz. Check the schedule here. Life Rolls On gets those who have suffered spinal cord injuries back in the water and is supported by generous sponsors and volunteers. You can follow them on Twitter here.

Getting The Shaft
: Hireko Golf is having another online free webinar. This one is called "Basics of Shaft Installation - Understanding The Principals of Tip Trimming Instructions" and happens Thursday, June 4, 2009 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT. You can register here for free. Hireko sells golf clubs online and maintains an informative blog.

Today In Sports History


1958 - Referendum allows Los Angeles to sell Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers

1980 - The NY Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, as their number one pick in the first round.

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