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It’s the one day of the year we all need to do what Dad wants! You can take him out to eat at his favorite restaurant, get together for an early game of golf, or hangout at his favorite fishing spot. You can also treat him to something special from a Yuma shop! Dandy Home & Ranch has great stuff for dad including classic farm hats and custom cups. Our favorite says, “Well Done, Dad! I’m Awesome.” Dream Gift Shop has a men’s area with great gift ideas. Or you could pick out something at Sprague’s Sporting Goods.
Get up & golf
Don’t get rusty this summer. Keep your golf routine going on the greens. Several Yuma Golf Courses are offering deep discounts during the summer season. Desert Hills Golf Course is a par 72 championship course, and is known as a meticulously maintained true test of golf. The course has been the host site of several professional events including the Ben Hogan and Nike Tours. Play for $40 prior to 11 a.m., $32 after 11 a.m., and $25 after 1 p.m., including a golf cart. Call 373-5220 for your tee times! If you are in the foothills, Mesa del Sol Golf Course is open 365 days a year. 18 holes is $35 including a golf cart, after 11 a.m. it costs $30, and the prices goes down to $25 at 3 p.m.
See the softball tournament
The Senior Softball USA Southern California State Championships (AZ teams included) will take place in Yuma this weekend at the Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex. Social distance, sit in the stands, & cheer on our seniors! Senior softball is a uniquely American enterprise; more than 1.5 million men and women over the age of 40 play Senior Softball in the United States today. Games are set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday with start times from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Play at Paradise Casino
The Quechan Paradise Casino is now open. Play to win at more than 500 new and classic slot machines. Masks and gloves will be available to casino guests. If you prefer you can wear a mask from home. Masks are not required to enter but are encouraged. Casino Management worked diligently to create a safe environment for our guests and team members, including significant changes to the gaming floor. They have removed slot machines to allow for social distancing. Some of those machines are placed in Bingo and Sharky's Lounge allowing for optimal capacity and comfort while adhering to maximum social distancing standards. They will be closed from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. daily for additional cleaning. They are located at 450 Quechan Drive in Yuma.
Do a Drive In
"Sixteen Candles," the 80's classic, is showing this weekend. A teen's special birthday is forgotten by her family who are distracted by her sister's wedding, and to compound things, she has a crush on a popular classmate and is being wooed by a sophomoric geek. The movies take place at Desert Sun Stadium with social distancing and safety measures in place. Showings for this week are Friday night at dusk. Please arrive no later than 8:10 p.m. You must purchase pre-sale tickets. The cost is $5 per car at YumaShowTickets.com. Snacks will be available for purchase onsite. The lineup of movie showings throughout the summer will be released weekly.
Yuma 2x Challenge
Have you been taking out twice a week? The Yuma 2X Challenge is going strong to keep your favorite local restaurants thriving. All you have to do is get food from local eateries twice a week (to-go or dine-in counts!). For more information on the challenge, check out their Facebook page. Several local restaurants have opened their dining rooms while following social distancing guidelines; advance reservations.