Summer, Sports, Fun!

August is here, which for some means the impending return to classes, final weeks of summer, return of responsibilities, and approach of fall. Fortunately, the next month is full of events to help everyone finish the summer with a bang. Regardless of where you find yourself at the end of this month, the Big Sky Community Corporation is making sure you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourself in the meantime.

Coming hot off the disc golf tournament at the Bighorn Disc Golf Course last weekend, the next upcoming sporting event will take you to the tennis courts, located at the west end of the Community Park. The Big Sky Open Tennis Tournament, taking place August 8-10, will have 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 divisions for men’s and women’s doubles teams, and 7.0, 8.0, and 9.0 for mixed doubles. Winners will receive a one day ski or golf pass. Contact Janet Larsh at 995-4617 or lr5jan@aol.com for more information and to enter. All the monies will go to maintaining the tennis courts, making this a great opportunity to have some fun for a good cause.

As many people have found out, two new trails have been added to BSCC’s Town Center-accessible trail system. The Uplands and Hummocks Trails, together comprising 5 miles of hiking and biking potential through varying terrain, are already showing to be highly popular and fun. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony, which will feature food, drink, guided tours, and a good time, is on August 12 at 5:00 p.m. at the shared trailhead located on Aspen Leaf Drive about .8 miles east of the recycling bins.

All good things must come to an end, which applies to summer, ice cream, and most notably the Big Sky Softball League’s 2014 season. The season will end in an equally good, entertaining fashion, however, with a two day, all-day-long tournament at the Community Park’s softball fields. Is there a better way to wrap up the ball season than hours and hours of seeing all of Big Sky’s most popular sports league teams show their best? If you know three people in Big Sky, statistically you should know someone on a softball team in the league, so come down for the good time on September 5-7.

If that still isn’t enough late-summer recreation opportunities (just kidding—there’s no such thing as too many recreational opportunities), you can look forward to the Kickball and Flag Football Leagues starting up shortly. For such a small town, Big Sky has amazing public sports league organization with an equally amazing public park to play at, both of which are improving and expanding every year. With so many activities to take part in, there’s no time to be bored in Big Sky, so enjoy the end of your 2014 summer to its full potential.

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