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Sports Briefs

L’Observateur / August 26, 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 football, volleyball, cross country, soccer and swimming coaches, please send your schedules to L’Observateur, Sports, P.O. Box1010, LaPlace, LA 70069-1010 or fax to (504) 652-3885.

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.

NOAH Recreation is holding registration for ages 7-12 for its 1998 football season through Sept. 4. Registrants must bring a copy of their birth certificate if they are not already on file.

For more information contact Wilfred Mitchell at 652-4660 or call the NOAH Boosters at 651-9002.

Ascension of Our Lord Recreation will have soccer registration Sunday in the school lobby from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Registration will be held for the following age groups: under 6 years old (boys and girls), under 8 years old (boys and girls), boys under 10 years old, girls under 10 years old, boys under 11 years old, boys under 12 years old, girls under 12 years old, boys under 13 years old, boys under 14 years old and girls under 14 years old.

Any questions call director Mike Abbate Sr. at 652-5041.

St. Charles Catholic Quarterback Club meetings will be held everyTuesday night in the school cafeteria from now through the end of the season. Beginning with the September 1 meeting, each meeting will behighlighted by a guest speaker.

The Unified Special Athletes will play the St. Charles Sheriff’s Officeat the East Bank Bridge Park September 2 at 6 p.m., followed by a gamebetween the Sheriff’s Office and the St. Charles Senior All-Stars at 7 p.m.The public is invited and concessions will be sold.

The St. Charles Catholic Athletic Association is holding a monthly$1,000 raffle. Only 100 tickets will be sold each month at a cost of $20per ticket. Drawings are to be held on the 28th of each month. For ticketinformation call coach Don Fernandez at St. Charles Catholic at 652-3029.

The Realtors Classic 1 mile and 5K race will be held Sept. 19 tobenefit the Saints Board of Realtors Scholarship Fund.

Registration will be held at 5 p.m. and the one mile starts at 5:30 p.m.Followed by the 5K at 6 p.m. at Belle Terre Boulevard at the Bank ofLaPlace. Walkers start one minute after runners in each race.Entry fees are as follows and are due by Sept. 6: student entry, $8;preregistration, $12; registration after Sept. 6, $14 (with no guarantee ofT-shirt); and non-participant, $10 (Realtors and affiliates only).

Commemorative race T-shirts will be given out the day of the race to all pre-registered entrants.

Refreshments will be served and door prizes given out on the day of the race.

The St. Charles Catholic Athletic Association benefit dinner willbe held Sunday, September 20. Menu includes shrimp etouffe, vegetable,salad, bread and dessert.

Cost of the meal is $5 per plate (dine-in or carry-out). Meals will beserved between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at St. Charles Catholic’s Treasurer’s officeduring normal school hours or at any of the Quarterback Club meetings prior to Sept. 20.

The St. Peter School’s Fifth Annual Alumni and Friends GolfTournament will be held Monday, September 21 at Belle Terre Country Club.

Events include a four-man scramble tournament with a 1 p.m. shotgunstart, a putting contest and other activities, lunch with continuous beverage service and a meal with presentation of door prizes at the conclusion of the tournament.

The $100 participant entry fee includes all green fees, carts, lunch, unlimited beverages, dinner and chances for door prizes and awards.

Participant and sponsorship forms are available through the school’s office or anyone who is interested can call tournament chairperson Timmy Thames at 536-3013 for more information.

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: 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 St. Charles Catholic Homecoming/Ray Laiche Memorial GolfScramble will be held Monday, October 12 at Riverlands Country Club.

Cost is $100 per player and includes golf, lunch, drinks, dinner, tournament gift, mulligans and door prizes. Hole sponsorships areavailable at $50 per hole. For more information contact Jonnie Price at652-8471.

St. Peter Chanel School in Paulina will host its fifth annual golftournament on Monday, Oct. 12, at Briarwood Country Club on AirlineHighway in Baton Rouge.

Teams will consist of a four-man scramble and the entry fee is $75 per player or $300 a team which includes the green fees, cart, range balls, two mulligans, refreshments, lunch and dinner. Individuals who wish toplay but do not have a complete team will be assigned a team.

The top three teams will be awarded prizes as well as opportunities to win various contests. A bar-b-que sausage po-boy will be served for lunchand refreshments will be available during tournament play. Dinner will beserved at the end of the tournament for all players and hole sponsors.

If you are interested in being a participant by either playing or sponsoring a hole, please contact Rusty Donaldson at 869-4014, or Renee’ Waguespack at 869-4541. Deadline for entry and sponsorship is Oct. 5.

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 ChryJrGolf@aol.com.

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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