New site a hub for local sports enthusiasts


As summer sports programs celebrate their wins and try to forget their losses, prep athletes are dusting off their gear and getting back into their practice routines.

San Diego County is a sports lover’s dream-come-true. Less because of our professional teams and more due to the many local organizations that provide year-round entertainment, the region is an outlet for our talented residents and a place for community to flourish.

We are particularly fortunate in Carmel Valley to have a plethora of physical fitness and competitive opportunities for the young novice and serious athlete alike.

Building on the attention local sports get in the Leader, we’ve now launched an online hub, a virtual sports-lover’s community for the people if you will, with Community Sports Desk.

Coaches, managers, parents, players and fans alike are being tapped to contribute to this budding community. They are given a password to log on to the site where they can post photos, stats, play-by-play reports, schedules and/or announcements.

The site is smart. It generates headlines based on the information you provide and drops it into a template where readers can see what you’ve posted like they’re visiting any other sports Web site.

The site is a tool for our readers but also allows us to expand our print coverage. We will pull from the site weekly for the sports section of the Leader.

The user’s participation level is totally voluntary. But, of course, there is incentive beyond the joy of sharing your team’s exciting moments with the sports community at-large … The more an organization participates, the more money we donate to the program.

If you’re interested in contributing or becoming a sponsor, e-mail us at

or contact community liaison Renee Hawley at

  1. In the meantime, check out the new Community Sports Desk Web site. Visit