Coach K Here
Lawrence Hall Youth Services, one of Chicago's oldest child welfare agencies, welcomes Chicago native and Duke University men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski on May 4, noon-2 p.m., at The Fairmont Chicago, 200 N. Columbus. Space is extremely limited. Please call ( 312 ) 456-2497 to purchase individual tickets or tables.
Wins Round in Texas
The National Center for Lesbian Rights and attorney Michael Shirk negotiated a settlement on behalf of Merry Stephens, a basketball coach at Bloomburg High School in Texas who alleged that the school was trying to fire her because of her sexual orientation.
According to an NCLR statement, Stephens was harassed by newly promoted superintendent Jerry Hendrick and other school officials starting in August 2003. On Dec. 14, 2004, the school board started proceedings to terminate the coach—with one and a half years left on her contract.
Ride for AIDS
The Ride for AIDS Chicago will take place June 4-5 to raise funds for Better Existence with HIV ( BEHIV ) and Test Positive Aware Network ( TPAN ) . It will be a round-trip journey from Evanston to Lake Geneva, Wisc. See www.rideforaids.org, or contact Stuart Kipnis at ( 847 ) 475-2115, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Windy City Cycling Club's 12th Annual Season Kickoff Party is Saturday, April 16, 7-10 p.m. at T's Restaurant and Bar, 5025 N. Clark Street ( Clark and Winnemac ) .
The Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association Second City Badminton league have a post-season playoff tourney for the Cock-Curious Division April 14 and the Cock Sure Division April 21. There is also a summer singles league being planned. For details, www.chicagomsa.com .