Dana Point Times
Dana Point resident Gabriella Cinquini and her hose Coffee Talk will compete at the 2015 World Championship Hunter Rider Finals at the Prince George Equestrian Center in Marlboro, Maryland Oct. 3-4.
Cinquini, 15, has had a busy riding season and has competed in over 20 events since the start of the calendar year. Cinquini earned her way to the international event by accumulating season-long points. The St. Margaret’s Episcopal School sophomore picked up a big win at the Junior Hunter Classic division at the Menlo Charity Horse Show in Northern California in August, which punched her ticket to the world championships.
Cinquini and Coffee Talk will compete in the Junior Hunter 15U division, where they will navigate their way through a course made up of 3-foot-6-inch high obstacles. Cinquini and Coffee Talk will be judged on their athletic ability and execution around the course.
Fish for Life, a volunteer organization that puts on special events for individuals with special needs, is hosting its annual Texas hold’em poker fundraiser at the Dana Point Yacht Club on Oct. 3.
Fish for Life takes dozens of individuals with special needs on fishing excursions several times each year. Attendees get to enjoy a day on the water and are aided by Dana Wharf fishing crews and volunteers. All proceeds raised at the Texas hold’em event will go directly toward Fish for Life.
All poker night participants will receive a 3/4-day fishing trip pass for Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching. There will be trophies and prizes awarded to the top-5 players.
Cost to reserve a seat at a table is $100. General admission for non-poker players is $25.
Several former professional athletes will be in attendance and playing poker, including former NFL quarterback Jim Everett and MLB pitcher Chuck Finley.
For more information or to register, visit www.fishforlife.org .
The city of Dana Point Youth co-ed basketball league is looking for boys and girls ages 6-7 to join in their league, which begins in early November.
Players, who must be of age as of March 1, 2016, will take part in one hour-long mid-week practice each week and will play one game on Saturdays. The season runs from December through February.
The league is also searching for volunteer coaches.
Cost for Dana Point and Capistrano Beach residents is $50 and cost for non-residents is $65. A team jersey is included in the cost. For more information or to register, visit www.danapoint.org/recreation or contact Kolleen Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org.