Sports Shorts – March 31, 2017

April Fool’s Day Fun Run

Join the April Fool’s Day 5k Fun Run Saturday at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Special Events Center on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 237. Wear your craziest hat for a chance to win a foolish prize. Beware of pranksters on the course, you could get wet! First 100 to sign up get a free T-shirt. Registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. the day of the run; the race begins at 10 a.m. Children under 12 are free; adults are $7. Dog and stroller friendly. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Steffanie Paoletti, at

Swim coach needed

The Kaiserslautern Kingfish Swim Team is seeking a new head coach who is available to start May 1. Potential candidates will be contacted by the Kingfish president, and interviews will take place the week of April 11 to 14. If interested, send your inquiry along with your resume to Coaches that are selected must be identified at the time of hiring if they are paid or volunteer. Changes cannot be made in a coach’s pay status unless approved by the coach and the board. Required qualifications include AED/CPR and first aid, ASCA Level 2 certified or above, extensive experience working with children and teenagers, strong background in competitive swimming and must have at least two years of supervisory experience.

Unit-level volleyball championship

Watch the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz volleyball championship game from 6 to 9 p.m. April 14 at Kleber Sports and Fitness Center on Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3235. Entry is free. The top six teams from the season league will participate. Awards will be given to the first and second teams, first place individual and most valuable player. The first and second place teams will advance to the Installation Management Command – Europe tournament.

Yoga Salutes Nonviolence

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and the Regional Health Command Europe’s SHARP Program is partnering up with U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Morale Welfare and Recreation in bringing the “Yoga Salutes Nonviolence” 108 Sun Salutation Challenge April 22 at Sembach Fitness Center. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness that sexual violence is not tolerated, to support survivors as they heal and to honor the people who diligently work every day to end interpersonal violence. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the event starts at 10:30 a.m. To register and receive times and locations, call or drop by the Massage and Yoga Studio on Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2899, or any Army Fitness Center. This is a free training for the event. Bring a yoga mat, water bottle, pillow, blanket and the spirit of community.

Free lacrosse clinics

Free lacrosse clinics will be open to children ages 8 to 18 years old from 10 a.m. to noon April 23 on Pulaski Barracks and May 13 in Landstuhl. Registration is currently open. Players, coaches and interested participants are needed. For more information or to register, contact Parent Central Services on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 162, at 541-9066 or 0611-143-541-9066.

Unit-level softball sign-ups

Does your unit have what it takes to compete with the best in the garrison? Enter a team in the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz unit-level softball league before April 24 by contacting Marcel Fisher at 493-2087, 0631-3406-2087 or The league begins May 2 at the softball field on Daenner Kaserne. Games will be held evenings between 6 and 9 p.m.