SPORT SHORTS

The Flyers 5K Run benefiting Flyers Charities is a fun-filled activity for competitive and amateur runners alike. Participants are encouraged to wear their Flyers gear while enjoying the company of their friends, family and neighbors from the community. The event will take place Oct. 17 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Approximately 80 sought-after positions as ballpersons for the 2015 US Open are up for grabs with approximately 350 people competing for spots. Prospective ballpersons will be evaluated by US Open officials on their running, throwing and catching skills.

Participants can register on-site at the National Tennis Center beginning at 3 p.m June 25. For more information, visit www.usopen.org/ballperson.

Old Bridge Girls Soccer League will hold a special extended travel tryout for the fall 2015/spring 2016 season June 24 at 6 p.m. on Higgins Field.

Items for the Sport Shorts column may be sent to tmorris@gmnews.com. Please send items at least two weeks prior to a registration deadline or tryout date.