Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 15, 1998

L’Observateur / July 15, 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.

* 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.

* F.O.R.C.E. Football will be taking registration for its 1998 footballseason Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Winn-Dixie. Registration will also be held Saturday, July 25 from noon to 5 p.m.and Sunday, July 26 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Wal-Mart.Football player ages: 6-12 years old by July 31. Registration will also beheld for cheerleaders, ages 4-12. Practices will begin Monday, August 3 atthe Glade School on U.S. 51 at 6 p.m.For more information call Laura at 651-0042, Donald at 651-4030 or Paul at 536-8534.

* The East Baton Rouge Parish Chapter of the LSU Alumi Association will hold its fourth annual Sports Banquet and Silent Auction at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, in the Noland-Laborde Hall of the LodCook Alumi Center.

Speakers at the banquet will include LSU athletic director Joe Dean, LSU football coach Gerry DiNardo and LSU basketball coach John Brady, all of whom will recap the highlights of the 1997-98 year in Tiger athletics and give insight into the coming football and basketball seasons.

The silent auction will feature a wide variety of items, including spa services, jewelry, hotel accommodations, complimentary meals and more.

Sports items to be auctioned include LSU football season tickets, team autographed footballs, basballs and jerseys.

Chef KD of Gonzales will provide the buffet-style Cajun dinner during the speakers’ program, which begins at 7 p.m.The event is open to the public. Tickets are $12.50 for members of thechapter and $15 for non-members and may be purchased at the door.

Proceeds will go toward funding an LSU Alumni Professorship in the name of the East Baton Rouge Parish chapter.

For advanced tickets or membership information, contact Edmund Giering at (504) 388-9600 or Peggy Aime at (504) 753-0219.

* Southeastern Louisiana University announces its summer camp schedule.

There will be a day camp for boy’s basketball August 3-7. The camp willbe held in the University Center on the SLU campus.

SLU head women’s basketball coach Frank Schneider will be conducting a three-day camp for girls basketball teams July 24-26. Each team will beguaranteed seven games but is limited to the first eight varsity teams that sign up. Registration fee is $200 per team.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 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 Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announces alligator harvest proposal as follows: Proposal number WLF Game AWMA 98. Sale of approximately 300 alligators on certain WMA’s including PearlRiver, Joyce, Manchac, Sherburne, Atchafalaya NWR, Spring Bayou, Grassy Lake and Pomme De Terre. Prospective buyers must comply with allrequirements set forth in bid proposal.

Sealed bids will be opened and read by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Headquarters Building, 2000 Quail Dr., 4th Floor ConferenceRoom 459, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 on August 18 at 2 p.m. For additionalinformation or to receive a bid package contact James C. Davis at (504)765-2360.

* 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 Xavier University Athletics Department will host a Summer Basketball camp Monday, August 3 until Friday, August 7 in the university gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The one week camp will be open to 100 students from ages 7-17. Camperswill receive instruction in basic basketball skills, with emphasis on defense, special situations and basketball cuts. Head men’s basketballcoach Dale Valdery, assistant men’s coach Anthony Roman and Neil McKendall, director of Intramural Sports, will be in charge of this year’s camp.

As part of the camp’s $75 fee, all students enrolled in the camp will receive a T-shirt, a certificate of participation as well as special awards for outstanding achievement during the camp.

Students can register early in the gymnasium between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Toparticipate, students must be enrolled by Monday, August 3. For moreinformation please call 485-5008 or 483-7334.

* 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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