Monday, September 04, 2000

FIT BITS


Ways to stay active and healthy

        Ruehl's final performance: One more time, if you missed it: The final performance of Becky Ruehl, Cincinnati's most decorated diver, will be rebroadcast 1 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Sept. 15 on Fox Sports Ohio.

        Ms. Ruehl, 22, of Lakeside Park, retired from diving after the U.S. Summer Nationals in Mission Viejo, Calif.

        As a graphic designer for Kolar Design, a design studio downtown, she plans to try horseback riding, in-line skating and tennis — things she never could before, for fear of getting hurt and jeopardizing her diving.

SPORTS CLUBS

               Fall season: Cincinnati Sports & Social Club will begin its fall sports season Wednesday.

        The club offers sand volleyball, softball, soccer, men's and co-ed flag football, touch football, indoor volleyball 6s, indoor volleyball and billiards. Starting dates for each sport and locations vary.

        For information, call 533-3303 or e-mail cincinnati@sscus.com.
       

BIG TICKET

               Classic football: North Carolina A&T, the defending historically black college national champion and Tennessee State will meet in the second annual Riverfront Classic and Jamboree football game Saturdayat Cinergy Field. Kickoff is 1 p.m. Tickets: $12-30 at all Ticketmaster locations, 562-4949.

        The event contributes $350,000 annually to the colleges that play in the game. The Riverfront Classic and Jamboree is a week of education, conference, conventions, multicultural and entertainment activities.

FIT FOR CHARITY
               Family event: LensCrafters Inaugural Eye Run for Vision, 10 a.m. Sunday at Cincinnati Museum Center, Union Terminal. Includes 5K run/walk for adults at 9 a.m. and fun run for kids at 10:15 a.m. Activities for kids are 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

        Race-day registration: 7 to 8:30 a.m. Cost: $25, includes T-shirt. Proceeds benefit LensCrafters Foundation's Gift of Sight program and Prevent Blindness Ohio. Call: 697-3786.
       

REC SPORTS
               Baseball tryouts: Tryouts for the Cincinnati Cobras, the AABC baseball team for 17-year-olds, will be held 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Call 753-6750 for location.

ONE WEEK OUT @getbody:
               Indian Run: The 22nd annual Hocking Hills Indian Run on forest trails of the Hocking Hills State Park with some dirt roadways and pavement. 5K, 10K, and 20K courses, Sept. 16. Registration $25. Call: (740) 385-9706.

TWO WEEKS OUT
               Walk-a-thon: The first Walk-a-Thon to benefit the Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Greater Cincinnati, 10 a.m. Sept. 24, Sharon Woods, sponsored by Sorority Inc., Sigma Omega Chapter. Cost: $15 before Saturdayincludes T-shirt and parking, $25 after Saturday. Call 281-4450.

        The Enquirer welcomes information about fitness and recreation events of regional interest. E-mail: tempo@enquirer.com.
       

       



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