Chula Vista Star-News from Chula Vista, California on August 6, 1987 · Page 34
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" - Clark Klrtch makta a atrlkt against muscular dyitrophy In Chula Vltta on Sunday. : Bowlers raise funds to pin disease By Kevin Anderson SporU liter The Third annual "Era Davies Realty Bowl-A-Thon" to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association was held on Sunday afternoon at Cabrillo Lanes in Chula Vista. "It was very successful and everyone had a fabulous time. Last year we raised over $7,000 and so far we have raised approximately SI 1,000 this year for the Muscular Dystrophy Association1, " said Wally Clarke, manager of Cabrillo Lanes. Clarke added , " It was a real party atmosphere and a real community affair. Businesses from all over contributed prizes. All the people involved, the Era staff and my staff 'worked very hard. We started preparing two months ago." Over 160 people attended and enjoyed the free food and bowling. Prizes were raffled off, the top prize was a stereo. In addition, for every .pin knocked down, a pledge was Exercise guidelines for parents Parents and teachers can play an instrumental role in getting children to develop exercise habits for a lifetime, according to Paul Paolini, Ph.D., president of the American Heart Association, San Diego County Chapter. "We should realize that these adult role models are catalysts to our children's future," said Paolini. He cautions that various types of exercise and sports should be introduced to children during dif-ferent stages of their development. "Adults need to consider the child's age and physical and mental growth. Pressure from adults to learn certain sports or forms of exercise can cause physical harm," warns Paolini. He. said "when adults lean on children too much to participate in a particular type of exercise, the child could end up abandoning any form of exercise. And that's a tragedy." Research has taught medical experts that regular exercise can be beneficial to the health of adults. If good exercise habits are part of parents' lives, then their children will be encouraged to exercise throughout their lifetime. What are the best exercises for children? "For preteens, the AHA recommends jogging, rowing, stationary cycling, swimming laps, running in place and rope jumping," said Paolini. "These exercises are the best for condi Mothers Against Drunk Driving and San Diego Trust & Savings Bank's "Fiscal Titness for Women" program are ence again teaming up to present the fourth annual f t A DD Run for Fiscal Fitness. The ICX and 2-Mile Fun f:;.: are n 7:33 a.m., Aug. 15 tn'. ; l.'e ; ;s Course in Balboa : IT! 4 s ,e is open to male ; runners of all ages. i t'i r;ice offers a new MADD made. Members of the Chula Vista City Council and the San Diego Bowling Association attended and participated in the festivities. The fund raisers will make a guest appearance on the Jerry v" I L i ; -- Photo by Rkk Eatoa Vine Davies (I) Is presented plaque by Richard Coolldge (r), MDA Program Coordinator, after Bowl-A-Thon. Announcing Is Wally Clarke (center), GM of Cabrillo Lanes. tioning. They're great since this age group hasn't fully developed their motor control and coordination. Contact sports require such control." Although jogging is one of the suggested exercises for preteens, the AHA cautions parents about permitting children to run in long-distance races. There has been evidence of children receiving short-term injuries in the feet from long-distance running. Even worse, such exercise can adversely affect this age group's bone growth. Paolini said "these kids may not be as tolerant of extreme heat and cold as the adult runners may be. It's one thing for adults to make personal choices to run in the heat of summer. Kids may not know any better." Children in their early teens are more. able to enjoy some competitive sports, such as basketball, soccer, tennis and racquet-ball. Their bones are more fully developed than in earlier years. They can usually count on improved eye-hand coordination, too. "But they can still enjoy jogging, bicycling, walking and swimming," said Paolini. ' He advised, however, that adolescents can dangerously increase their blood pressure by using free weight training. "If a teen is going to participate in weight training, the American Heart Association suggests the use of weight machines. These devices can increase muscle mass, category. Corporations are invited to enter a team competition, with a maximum of five runners per team. Black balloons, 152 cf them, will be re: - -j rt t' ; start of the race, rep re the victims killed i.i t' '.-related accidents in f n V i County during '. :. I. e white tah'oons ..! :' j le released, re;:. ; t e f. : years that MALI) hs l.'in Lewis Telethon on Labor Day and present the money raised to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Looking ahead to the future, Clarke added, "We're looking forward to next year and we hope to grow." but when used properly, they don't cause the blood pressure extremes as seen in free weight use," said Paolini. What about other competitive and contact sports? "Sports such as football, bowling, golf and baseball are good choices for high school students because they help contribute to young adults' self-esteem. Plus, teens are better able to handle these sports than they were when younger. Their minds and bodies are more fully developed." Paolini said high-schoolers should still continue with walking, jogging and other conditioning exercises. "Over a lifetime, these exercises will do more to improve their overall physical condition than other forms of exercise. They're also exercises that can be carried into adulthood, long after they're physically unable to play contact sports." The AHA suggests that parents, teachers and health professionals can help children learn to enjoy regular exercise. At home, parents can set good examples, such as exercising, not smoking and healthy eating. These habits can last a lifetime. Parents should also learn what exercises are most beneficial for growing children. For information , on the benefits of exercise for a healthy heart, contact the American Heart Association at 291-7454. (SI existence in : San Diego County. "During Aujust there are over 1,3C3 r;;:re alcohcl-r.' "Jd ."sr -Midethan r c 1 rr: hef Ceyear," s' ' 1 N :r3 fi ' ;s, r.a-t " tcfflACDand f. ' r f C : r 1 D -t C i ii(l !, f : cf v.:h i : ; t it v 4 ! p i v.. z i :j r.; Steve Luecht had no idea John Ocraeraa's . rr;iJci;ht tlack FLrelird was to co:. Cut, is the Chu'a VLta resident's Cccaio he.u, J Lio its final turn at Caj:a freed way Saturday tinht, the CCCRA Sportsman Class points leader pulled along side. It tock Borneman cn!y a few more seconds to steal the giory and the win away from Norman Floyd cf Chula Vista In his Mal.'bu, car No. 288, tock the cars rac last wstkand at Cajon Speedway. Luecht, who had led all but one lap of the 20-lap main event. "I had it won," said Luecht, currently second place in the points standings. "I didn't see him until the middle of the corner. Then I was forced to run the low line. I couldn't accelerate. I was only about six inches short." Luecht had started on the outside of row 1; Borneman at the back of the I7-car pack. Reds give By David Jones - Special to The Star News Gino Minutelli's brief career as a professional baseball player is laced with ironies. "In 1982, 1 was the team MVP at Sweetwater High," the National City native said. "In 1983 1 was playing JUCO ball at Southwestern 'College and in '84 1 was driving a truck." While it is true that few pro careers begin while behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler, it was during this time that Minutelli molded his future. After hitting .380 as a senior in high school, Minutelli's career as an outfielder suffered a huge blow when he broke his knee cap in junior college ball the following season. Plans for roaming through major league outfields seemed all but over. That was when he dropped out of school and took a job with Oreo Equipment & Supply. "I would deliver certain supplies all around San Diego Coun-a t.ty," Minutelli recalled recently. During that time, his damaged knee started to heal and by the spring of '85 Minutelli was playing as much sandlot baseball as time would allow. It was during that time that coaches of a Northwest League club spotted Minutelli who had given up playing the field and was now a pitcher. He ended up making the Tri-City club, an independent team with no big-league affiliation, and was impressive at times but. erratic while going 4-8 with an C1 0 DmmW awareness of the dangers cf drinking and driving." At th: awards prcr.tation fci'owi-j the n:?, two special awards ! 1 e t ..i cut. Tl e Dean 1 ',i Memorial Awards . te :.i to a 1 'i. school s -1 t f " . . . ' :i the V: h f r Z ' r V ' : ff-rarr.r ii ! f : Ca-' h aw arj ia r r: r -y , f 1 r soa,Deaa1v'.?v;.sV '..itya drur.ka c.;vr L-i :ars sp. h.r ChuU VLta rodent, t the race ia third the en J cf the Erst circuit, cecht !,aJ maneuvered around Eornemaa hod move spot. Everything was going Luecht's way at the halfway point. His lead was at leoet 10 car lengths. But, on lap 14, disaster struck. Attaway, still running a tight third, smashed into the wall in turn two. Borneman's car was grazed behind the right front wheel, but he was able to maintain control. For Luecht, it was the beginning of the end. The yellow closed the gap between Luecht and the Held, Minutelli ERA of 8.00 in 1985. "I walked 51 batters in 51 innings," Minutelli recalled. 'But I also struck out 79. It was the first year I had ever pitched with a team and..." And Minutelli had suddenly saved his career. Half a dozen big league scouts had tried to bargain Minutelli away from the Tri-City club. The Cincinnati Reds finally signed Minutelli after, acquiring his contract in the off season of 1985. Last spring the Reds assigned the left-hander to Cedar Rapids and he ended up running off a 15-5 record, made the Midwest League All-Star team and was suddenly a big league prospect. But, again, disaster struck. Near the end of spring training this year, Minutelli hyperextend-ed his elbow. Already assured of a spot on the Double-A roster, the Reds quickly shipped Minutelli off to Florida. "I was throwing good and I had a spot on Double-A ball locked up," he said. "Then in the next-to-last start of spring training threw a curveball and I felt something hurt. Then I threw again and it really hurt." Out more than a month, Minutelli is just now starting to get back on track. Now, he is pitching on the Reds' Class A club in the Florida State League, the Tampa Tarpons. His statistics aren't overly impressive going into the month of July: a 2-2 record and earned run average of 4-plus. But the Reds' main concern is his health. ..A ILiiJlJl Mil li lMiiS Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rcark will present an award to the winner cf the women's 13-24 division in memory of their daughter, Fa::e, ho was bo ki'ied ty a cYur.Un driver. La;t y l.f.J runners raised $3,000 for the San Diego Chapter of MADD. The ritbons v-iil be provided ence a?.aia this car. "The MADD Run has an e.-c'.i . ! r, ; 1 not found in many c:' :r lCXs," said Fat g.vs.g Ecmrmin the r:;.:r-turJty he reeded for the !..:t lap. Hi powered eff tie f : 1 turn ia the hi;h groove, -found fchnsdf pinched off into the wail, tut marked to Kick his fcuspcr across the line for his 1 1th win cf the year. Other South E3y rodents participating in Saturday's races before 4.C40 fans were Paul Fletcher of Conita, Norman Floyd of Chula Victa and Ed Jones of Imperial Eeaeh. Jones, who drives in (he lead ttfdre a crash in street stock Bomber Stock division, started on the outside of row 1 in the semi-main event. Although he put on a battle, he was unable to overtake Dan D'Ambrosia and had to settle for second. Neither Fletcher, who was in fifth spot just above Attaway in the sportsman stock points standing heading in to Saturday's races, nor Floyd, a street stock driver, were able to make much of a showing. a chance "It's really a shame what happened," Tampa manager Marc Bombard said. "Sometimes you wonder why things happen the way they do and if another chance will ever come about. But I think he will get another look. Gino may - not make it up (to Double-A) this year but if he doesn't I'm sure he will get a look next season, to see what he can do." Bombard, a former minor league pitcher, is hoping Minutelli learns a little more composure to go with a new changeup. . 3 "One thing about Gino," Bombad said, "he's a battler. When he gets his curveball over (the plate) then you know right away he's going to have a good night. He's extremely tough when his curve is working." So Minutelli,; once again set back by an injury, is trying to be patient and work his way back towards a promotion to Class AA and Vermont. "Physically, I feel good," Minutelli said. "I feel like I'm ready to go. It has been discouraging at times but, it's like my dad told me, 'keep on trucking'..." The choice of words seem to escape the humor in Minutelli's voice. . After all, an ex-truck driver is used to plugging along and chewing up mileage. Only Minutelli steers his path from the pitcher's mound ... as windy as it has been. Fhii'ips, vice president, Investment Department, San Diego Trust. "We're hoping this growing 2ppeal will attract over 2, OCX) runners this year." Pat developed the "Fiscal Fitness for Women" prcgram six years ago and through seminars has been teaching Sin Di3 women how to handle, Invest and understand money. . For rere information, call Elaine OiDrien, 233-4791. J-

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