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Sports Announcements: Park wrestling poker tourney, Football University camp at East Ridge, and more

Park wrestling Texas Hold ‘Em poker party fundraiser March 22

The Park wrestling program is holding a free Texas Hold ‘Em poker party fundraiser on Saturday, March 22, at Mississippi Dunes Golf Club in Cottage Grove. It is a $200 cash payout tournament. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the tournament beginning at 7 p.m. The tournament is for beginners to experienced players. The night will also include food, drinks and raffles. Donations will be accepted to support the Park wrestling program. Must be 21 or 18-plus with an adult to attend. Contacat Rick Ayers at 651-458-9283 or to reserve a seat.

Football University Twin Cities camp at East Ridge June 27

Football University’s Twin Cities football camp will take place June 27-29 at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. Football University is an invitation-only, one-of-a-kind football training experience focusing on developing and enhancing the playmaking ability and skill of elite-level athletes in 6th to 11th grade. The training is provided by the NFL coaches and players. Although FBU does have an invitation-only policy, athletes are strongly encouraged to nominate themselves at

Cottage Grove youth softball fundraiser March 29

A taco dinner fundraiser will be held at Park Place Sports Bar in St. Paul Park to benefit the Cottage Grove U12 Green and U14 White traveling softball teams. The event will take place from noon until 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the door.

East Ridge rec softball registration

East Ridge Athletic Association recreational softball registration is now live. Go to to get signed up.

Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride registration open now

The Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride will be returning to Washington County on Sunday, April 27, following a record-breaking year in 2013. Rider registration is open now at A $10 discount for Early Bird registration is available through Feb. 28. The Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride is open to riders of all ages and abilities. Routes have been designed in roughly 15, 30, 60 and 100-mile increments to provide options for all cyclists. The Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride is the longest running organized bicycle ride in Minnesota and runs through the scenic St. Croix River Valley. Cost is $30 for Early Bird registration, $40 from March 1 to April 14 and $15 for youths 18 and under. Teams of eight or more earn a $5 discount per rider. The Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride has hosted over 100,000 cyclists in their 47-year history.

East Ridge cheer team fundraiser

Looking for something to do over the long weekend? What about in February? Staying home for spring break? Need a last minute birthday gift? Why not get an unlimited ride Nickelodeon Universe wristband? The East Ridge cheer boosters are selling them for $23 each. They never expire. Please contact Jennifer Gullickson at to purchase.

Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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