Lakers are avid sports fans: cruising the shorelines, one can’t help but notice abundant flags and dock decorations touting Virginia Tech and UVA loyalties or support for Steelers, Eagles and other pro teams. Flat screen TVs are common dock on docks, providing a comfortable over-water setting for enjoying televised games with family and friends. Those who want to support a local team in-person can choose among Roanoke   Junkyard Dawgs hockey and Class A-Advanced Carolina League baseball action—the Salem Red Sox (a farm team of the Boston Red Sox) and, most recently, the Lynchburg Hillcats.  Many games are within an easy drive of SML and priced for retirement incomes!