Soccer lessons

Riley Soccer Academy will begin weekly lessons for all soccer players looking to get extra training Wednesday, Aug. 31.

The Academy will be every Wednesday at Lions Park for all ages and will be separated by age groups.  Cost is $10 for ages 4-6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and $15 for ages 7 and up and will be from 6:30-8. There will be a group just for goalkeepers ages 8 and up. The Academy will provide private lesson opportunities and team training for local teams as well as speed and agility training for all athletes and teams.  Information can be found at www.rileysocceracademy.com.

Meals-on-Wheels

golf benefit tournament

The Ellis and Johnson County Meals-on-Wheels 2011 golf benefit will be held Thursday, Sept. 14, at Hidden Creek Golf Course in Burleson. Registration and sponsorship opportunities are available online at www.mowjec.org/golf_benefit. For more information, contact Meals-on-Wheels at 817-558-2840 or by email at info@mowjec.org.

Softball registration

Waxahachie Youth Baseball Association will now provide softball for Waxahachie area girls. Registration is available online at wybonline.org. Divisions will range from 5-6U t-ball to 14U kid pitch. Each league will have an eight-game season with games played Monday-Tuesday at the Waxahachie Sports Complex starting Sept. 6. In-person sign-ups will be held Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Optimist Fields.

Registration open for

5K run for education

The officers and board members for the Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD announce that registration is open for the first Legacy Run, slated for Oct. 8.

The Legacy Run will be presented by local homebuilder, Lillian Custom Homes. The theme for this year’s event, which will take place during homecoming weekend, is “Lights. Camera. Hachie!”

The Legacy Run will feature a 5K and one-mile fun run/walk that will begin and end at the newly renovated Lumpkins Stadium.

Early registration for the family-friendly event runs through Sept. 23. Adult cost to participate is $25 and students (kindergarten-12th grade) are $10. Children 4 and younger are free with the purchase of an adult registration entrance fee. The foundation is also offering a Family4Pack-discount to those wishing to make this a family affair.

Participants may continue to register after the early registration deadline and on the day of the race for a fee of $30 for adults.

Runners and walkers may register and pay online, by mail or in person. To register and pay for the race online, visit the Legacy Run website at www.wisdlegacyrun.org. Participants also have the option of downloading a race registration form and mailing it to the Education Foundation or stopping by the Waxahachie ISD administration building, located at 411 N. Gibson St. For more information on the 2011 Legacy Run: Lights. Camera. Hachie!, contact the Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD at 972-923-4631, visit wisdlegacyrun.org or email legacyrun@wisdeducationfoundation.org.