Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 6, 1998

L’Observateur / July 6, 1998

Coaches, players, fans and parents: L’Observateur wants schedules, scores or any story ideas about sports and outdoor activities in the River Parishes. Contact Michael Kiral, staff writer, at 652-9545, drop by 116Newspaper Drive, or mail to P.O. Box 1010, LaPlace, LA 70069-1010.* All youth baseball, softball, and swimming coaches, please send your schedules and scores to L’Observateur, Sports, P.O. Box 1010,LaPlace, LA 70069-1010 or fax to (504) 652-3885.

* L’Observateur is looking for sports stringers for the 1998 prep football season. Sports knowledge neccessary and writing skills a plus. Callmanaging editor Sandy Seal or staff writer Michael Kiral at 652-9545 for more details.

* L’Observateur is looking for those interested in writing a column on fishing, hunting and other outdoors activity. If interested, contact MichaelKiral at 652-9545.

* The Special Olympics are looking for a director in St. James Parish andvolunteers for the Bayoulands Area.

If interested, contact Bayoulands Area Director Theresa Theriot at 1- 800-276-3195.

* The River Parishes Fellowship of Christian Athletes Adult Chapter meets on the first Saturday of every month for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Corner Cafe on Dominican Drive in LaPlace.For information call Gary Zeringue at 869-3005 or Don Fernandez at 652- 3029.

* The Riverside Football camp for boys ages 5-12 will be held July 13- 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Riverside football field.The fee is $40 and includes a T-shirt. Activities include skilldevelopment; punt, pass and kick competition; weights; speed drills and basic fundamentals of football.

For information call director John White at 536-4251 or 651-2768.

* Southeastern Louisiana University announces its summer camp schedule. The Ronnie Armeda volleyball camp for girls entering grades 6through 12 will be held in the University Center and the Recreational Center Monday through Thursday.

Head baseball coach Greg Marten is holding two baseball camps. A full daycamp will be held Monday through Friday and a half day camp July 13-17.

Both will be held at the SLU baseball diamond. Indoor and outdoor battingcages will also be utilized. The camp is offered to all boys ages six and up.There will also be a day camp for boy’s basketball August 3-7. The campwill be held in the University Center on the SLU campus.

The Frank Schneider/SLU Girls Basketball camp will be located in the University Center July 27-31 and is offered to all girls ages six and older.

The Steve Carter Tennis camp will be available for boys and girls ages 7- 17 and is for all ability levels and will be for both resident and day campers.

SLU head coaches and assistants will be present at their respective camps.

For information contact the SLU Athletic Department at (504) 549-2253 or 549-3744 or go to the SLU summer camp site at* The Cancer Center of Thibodaux Regional will host its first Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s Race for the Cure, a 5K race scheduled for Oct. 24.Thibodaux joins 79 other cities in 41 states as a Race for the Cure site.

This event is organized to raise funds for breast cancer education and research. All proceeds will fund programs in our community. Groupsinterested in obtaining funding for programs are invited to a free grant- writing training class on July 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Class size islimited. The deadline for registration is July 10. For more information andto register please call the Cancer Center of Thibodaux Regional, 447- 0700.

* The Louisiana Soccer Association will hold its annual general meeting and workshops July 11-12 at the Radisson Hotel on Veterans Blvd. in Kenner.

A vendor’s show and workshops for administrators and coaches will be held on Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration begins at 7:30a.m. and the workshops and cendors’ show is free and open to the public.All workshops and meetings will be held at the Radisson Hotel, except for two coaches workshops in the afternoon, which will be held at the training field for the New Orleans Storm next to Zephyr Stadium.

The key clinician for the workshops will be Jay Miller, the coaching coordinator for the southeast for U.S. Soccer. Miller is a United StatesSoccer Foundation national staff coach and coached the under 17 men’s national team at the Youth World Cup in Egypt last September.

Other clinicians include Terri Brunson, the state administrator for Louisiana Soccer; Joe Perret, youth recreational commissioner for Louisiana Soccer; Roger Bimah, head coach of women’s soccer at Nicholls State University; Blake Hornbuckle, head coach of women’s soccer at Southeastern Louisiana University; Ed Taylor, head coach of men’s soccer at Louisiana College; and Sam Snow, Director of Coaching for Louisiana Soccer and a U.S. Soccer national staff coach.In addition to workshops and the vendors’ show, on Saturday evening soccer fans will attend the New Orleans Storm A-League match versus the California Jaguars at Zephyr Stadium. Business meetings and electionswill be held Sunday, July 12.

* The Destrehan Fighting Wildcat Basketball camp, conducted by head coach Mike McGuire, his staff and several varsity players, will be held July 27-31 from 3-5 p.m. at the Destrehan gym for ages 7-14.The cost is $50 and includes camp T-shirt and basketball. Each player willbe taught, observed and corrected in the fundamentals of basketball.

Campers will be age and ability grouped. Shooting drills and games will beheld as well as 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 team competitions.

For more information call Mike McGuire at 834-6924 or 764-9946.

* The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation isholding USA-AAU boys and girls summer track. Age groups include primary(birthday 1989 and later), sub bantam (1988), bantam (1987), sub-midget (1986), midget (1985), youth (1983-84), intermediate (1981-82) and young men and women (1979-80). For more information please callTheresa Theriot at 783-5090.

* The St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring hunter safetyclasses that are free of charge.

All classes will be held at the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office DivisionHeadquarters in LaPlace. Registration is required and you must attend eachday for certification. Class times will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday’s class will start at Nick’s Shooting Range in Garyville at 8 a.m.The schedule of classes: July 21-23 and 25; August 18-20 and 22; Sept.

22-24 and 26; Oct. 20-22 and 24; and Nov. 17-19 and 21.Call 652-7058 or 652-9513 to register or if you have any questions.

* The Chrysler Junior Golf Scholarship Program will award 40 $1,000 educational scholarships to America’s most deserving junior golfers. Anyone 12-18 who plans to attend college can apply. For information or to request an application contact: Chrysler Junior Golf Scholarship Program Headquarters, 640 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019, phone 1-800-856-0764 or e-mail* Contributions to the Ray Laiche Memorial Fund Scholarship can be made at the Bank of LaPlace. Call 652-2200 for information.* Rather than trading in the family car, consider donating it to Louisiana Special Olympics’ Recycle for Gold program.

The LSO will recycle your vehicle into the cash needed to provide year- round athletic training and sports competition for 12,000 children and adults with mental disabilities.

All donors are eligible for a tax deduction.

For information call 800-590-1600.

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