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Two more girls’ team will be visiting SJdS from the USA.

Berry University will be here from March 14th to the 18th and will play the Nicaraguan National Team at the Sports Park on March 17th

Club Fusion a Juniors Club Team from the Chicago Area will be here from March 22nd to 26th. They will play the Nicaraguan Junior National Team at the Sports Park on
March 24

Brooke Rundle is running both tours, and both groups will be participating in community activities on the days prior to their matches. If anyone has any projects that could use some help or attention, please contact one of us via email.

Brooke:  brooke@cbnicaragua.com Tim:  bringitusa@aol.com


2010 Howler 2 Day Mountain Bike Race in Nicaragua

Official Press Release – San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua – February 6, 2010

After months of planning, San Juan del Sur “Howler” race organizers and local community businesses prepare to host athletes from Canada, the USA, neighboring Costa Rica and local participants for the largest adventure race series in the country.  The 2010 off-Road Adventure Series kicks off with the 2nd Annual 2-Day Howler Mountain Bike Race on February 20, 2010.

Event organizers are utilizing the race series as a vehicle to raise $10,000 for local non-profit community partners, Comunidad Connect and Fundacion Tierra, two non-profit organizations devoted to helping build the local community in and around San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua with social and environmental programs.  Both organizations are contributing to the events by allocating staffing resources to ensure the events’ success.

Community businesses have rallied in supporting the events by sponsoring services, in-kind products and financial donations.  “One of many reasons San Juan del Sur continues to be an attractive tourist destination is because the wonderful businesses in the area.  With their generosity, the pool of prizes for race winners continues to grow.” said Larry Thraen, the event organizer.

“To sweeten the sponsorship packages, we included race entries for local businesses that donated to the Howler with financial contributions.  For each $100, businesses have the opportunity to sponsor three local riders, which helps create a sense of comradory with local business, as well as fun for local competitors.” said Thraen.  To date, local businesses, Chica Brava, Nica Fun, Grupo Max, El Encanto, El Gato Negro, Pan de Vida, Aurora Realty, and North American Sponsors Sawtooth Adventures have pledged financial contributions.  Other sponsors which have contributed in-kind products and services include; Villas de Palermo, Pan de Vida, Villa Isabella, and Ruth Orbano Translation services.

The schedule of events for the “Howler weekend” consists of a short course criterion time-trail on Saturday, Feb 20th, beginning at 9AM, and followed by a 3PM short-course race.  Sunday Feb 21 is the main event, challenging the 3 race categories for the series title and the $500 prize money.

“Cuban Luis” Contreas from Smoke on the Water will be catering both days’ events, and providing plenty of cool beverages during the anticipated warm race days.  Bambu Beach Club will be hosting race day wrap-up parties; showcasing racing highlights on the big screen and ocean-side drink specials.

With two weeks until race day, the event still needs volunteers, including course marshals for water stations, certified EMTs and drivers for support vehicles. All proceeds from the race will go towards Comunidad Connect and Fundaci?n Tierra.

Individuals interested in volunteering or sponsoring the event can visit: http://www.sanjuanhowler.com or email larry@bodhin.com for more information.

Contact: Larry Thraen – Race Promoter

Tel: 011-505-8680-6015

The Biggest Loser – SJdS

San Juan del Sur is getting it’s very own BIGGEST LOSER competition!

The competition is sponsored by the Buena Vida Fitness Centre and as of today there are already 12 contestants signed up. First weigh-in will be held on Monday Feb 1. The contest will end on Friday March 26 and prizes will be awarded for those with the largest weight loss. Each contestant will receive fitness and nutritional guidance; and is encouraged to take advantage of daily training sessions at the Buena Vida Fitness Centre included in the competition fees.

Contestants will weigh-in weekly and progress (expressed in percentage of weight lost) will be posted at the Fitness Centre and submitted for publication in the del Sur weekly newsletter.

For more information, or to sign up, contact the Buena Vida Fitness Centre info @ buenavidafitness . com

Party tonight at Bambu Beach – UFC 107

DJ Johnny G. is throwing a party tonight for the live coverage of: UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) 107 Penn vs Sanchez.  Party in the sand with DJ Johnny G. and a guest DJ at the turntables.


FREE shots of rum with your dinner order.

Surfing Results

Maderas Beach was the place to be this weekend.  The first competition of the National Surf Circuit was held and over 200 people turned out to compete and watch the fun.  It was a great weekend, and the waves were really meeting expectations.  Courtesy of http://www.nicaraguasurfreport.com here are the final results:

4th Robin Donaldson
3rd Kathalina Sigmon
2nd Kristen Moss
1st Maite de la Torre

4th Modesto “Maseca” Alvarado
3rd NSR’s Jario “Come Pan” Panic
2nd Eduardo “La Belleza” Pomares
1st Nestor “El Grillo” Alema

4th Tom “El Viejo Pelon” Eberly
3rd Byron “El Abuelo” Lopez
2nd Norwin “El Chulin” Estrella
1st Jose  “Corage” Hernandez

4th Edwin “La Calabera” Chavez
3rd Guillermo “La Terepota” Rosales
2nd Joel “El Capullo” Chavez
1st Rex “La Bestia” Calderon

Open (All ages, Nicaraguan and International Competitors):
4th Julio “El Panson” Mairena
3rd Gerardo “El Mope” Miranda
2nd Augusto “La Gaviota” Chamorro
1st Rex “La Bestia” Calderon

“The contest would not have been possible if it was not for Javier Baldovinos the president of the National Surfing Federation, Tony from The Surf Sanctuary, and the boys from NSR and Surfari Charters.”

The next context is in two weeks in Astillero.

International Volleyball in San Juan

San Juan hosted another fantastic volleyball exhibition game last Friday, May 8th.  This time the Nicaraguan National Women’s team was victorious against the University of West Florida Women’s team.  The game was held at the Sports Park and was great Friday night entertainment to a good crowd of sports fans.

Nicarauguan National Surf Circuit

Nicaraguan National Surf Circuit