Sports on the Side

Coach wanted

Los Altos High intends to launch a boys volleyball program in the spring and seeks a head coach. If interested, contact athletic director Kim Cave at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Golf for good

The 17th annual El Camino Heritage Golf Tournament is scheduled Oct. 8 at Half Moon Bay Golf Links. It is a fundraiser for heart and vascular care at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. The event will include a reception, dinner, casino and live auction at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. Registration packages vary. For more information, contact Kirsten Krimsley at 988-4189 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Trail running 101

REI in Mountain View is set to host a free presentation on trail running, led by reps from Salomon shoes, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday. It will cover the basics of trail running. REI is located at 2450 Charleston Road. To reserve a seat and for more information, call 969-1938 or visit

Benefit bike ride

The second Canary Challenge – a bike ride offering 100-mile, 50-, 75- and 100-kilometer courses – is scheduled Sept. 29 in Palo Alto. Several food and water stops and mechanical and medical assistance will be provided along the course, which begins at VMware, 3401 Hillview Ave. The Canary Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding, discovering and developing tests for early cancer detection, hosts the ride. Registration is $100, plus a fundraising goal of at least $400. Proceeds will be donated to the Stanford Cancer Institute, according to organizers. For more information, call 646-3200 or visit

Hiking basics

REI in Mountain View is scheduled to host a free presentation, “Fall Day Hiking Basics,” 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 27. REI’s Robert Steiner will share tips and tricks on all aspects of getting out on the trail. Learn about trip planning, essential items, equipment, safety precautions and local resources. To reserve a seat or for more information, call 969-1938 or visit

Sports film screenings

The only Bay Area stop of the 2012 Radical Reels Tour – featuring screenings of action sports films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival – is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave. Cost is $17-$20; proceeds benefit the Snowlands Network. For advance tickets and more information, call REI in Mountain View at 969-1938.

Swing for the Oaks

The ninth annual Tony Makjavich Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled Saturday at Monarch Bay Golf Course in San Leandro. Proceeds benefit the Palo Alto Oaks semipro baseball team, founded by Makjavich and now run by Los Altos High graduate Steve Espinoza. Shotgun start for the scramble-format tourney is set for 1:30 p.m. Cost is $150, which includes greens fees, cart, prizes, range balls and tri-tip dinner; $35 for dinner and raffle only. To register and for more information, call 302-3279, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

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