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Knocker Softball Rendezvous

Knocker Athletic Club is hosting the Knocker Softball Rendezvous at Hartman Sports Park in Aztec, N.M., on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15. Itís coed and menís brackets. Balls and bats provided, but people can swing their own bats. Itís a three-game guarantee. Tourney entry fee is $175. Awards are based on number of teams. Champions win 14 Champion Dri-Fit shirts. Entry deadline is 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13. To register your team, call Charles See at 560-3423.

Cortez River Run for Orphans

The first ever Cortez River Run for Orphans will be Saturday, Sept. 15, at Parque de Vida. There will be a 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk. Race day registration starts at 8:30 a.m., with the 1-mile taking off at 10 and the 5K at 10:30. Money will be used to provide orphans with resources such as food, clothing, education, vocational training, proper nutrition and most importantly, a permanent loving family. Every participating school, church or community group decides where to send the money that they raise. The Cortez River Run for Orphans precedes the Reach Out Music Festival. Participants gain free entrance to the concert with their race number. There is online registration at For more information, contact 565-9558 or email