The Amador Valley baseball team is collecting equipment for all sports this weekend to be donated to the TLC for Kids Sports Program. The nonprofit program was started by O.C. Jones & Sons Inc. to help underserved communities and neighborhoods.
Equipment may be dropped off from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 19-20 and Feb. 9-10, at the Amador Valley High School parking lot near the varsity baseball field.
Basketball on TV
Tri-Valley TV30 will air three basketball games this season, beginning with Granada at Livermore on Tuesday. Dublin vs. Las Lomas will air Friday, Feb. 1, and Amador Valley vs. Foothill will be shown Thursday, Feb. 14.
The games, which are not broadcast live, feature play by play and color announcing by TV30 sports personalities Ian Bartholomew and George "Dr. B" Baljevich. Interviews during the game will include coaches, principals, players, students and others.
For complete air dates and times or to view the games via Video on Demand, visit www.trivalleytv.org. DVDs of the games may also be purchased at the website.
Tires and soccer balls
The Michelin Soccer Program and Seever & Sons Tire Inc. donated more than $1,150 in both funds and equipment to Ballistic United Soccer Club recently, as part of its local tire dealers partnering with local youth soccer organizations. The soccer leagues are sent certificates that can be redeemed at the dealer's store for a free soccer ball during a 30-day promotional period, while supplies last. After a 60-day tire rebate promotion included on the certificate, Michelin donates $2 to the soccer organization for each tire sold during the program.