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Sports Briefs

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / October 21, 1998

All basketball, soccer and wrestling coaches, please send your schedules to L’Observateur, Sports, P.O. Box 1010, LaPlace, LA 70069-1010 or fax to (504) 652-3885.

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 callGary Zeringue at 869-3005 or Don Fernandez at 652-3029.

St. Charles Catholic Quarterback Club meetings will be held everyTuesday night in the school cafeteria from now through the end of the season.

The Riverside Academy Quarterback Club will hold meetings every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Nicholls State University head football coach Darren Barbier is tentatively scheduled to be the guest speaker tonight.

Steve Schneider, sports anchor for Channel 9 in Baton Rouge, will be the guest speaker at the weekly Lutcher Quarterback Club meeting Tuesday night.

As usual, chicken and dirty rice will be served beginning at 7:30 p.m. withthe guest speaker following. Coach Tim Detillier will wrap up the meetingwith his comments on last week’s game and the Bulldogs’ upcoming opponent.

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 ticket information call coach Don Fernandez at St. Charles Catholic at652-3029.

The Riverside Academy Alumni Baseball game will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. on the Riverside diamond. The game has been moved to the Fall toaccommodate current college and professional baseball players from Riverside.

If you plan to attend, contact Thomas Fernandez at (504) 536-4246 or coach Marshall Crooks at (504) 536-4251.

The 20th Annual Andouille Run will be held Sunday at 8:30 a.m. at thePercy D. Hebert Building Festival Grounds. A 5-mile run and 2-milerun/walk will be held.

Awards will be given to the top five male and female in the 2-mile and the first overall male and female in the 5-mile.

The entry fee is $8 before Oct. 20 and $10 after for the 2-mile and $10before Oct. 20 and $12 after for the 5-mile. Participants 18 and under or55 and over, take $2 off the regular pre-registration entry fee price.

Andouille Run T-shirts will be given to pre-registered entrants on race day. Late and race-day entrants may have to pick up their shirts at theSheriff’s Office in 3-4 weeks.

For further information contact Lt. Greg Maurin or Sgt. Mike Davis at 652-9513. Proceeds will benefit charities designated by the St. JohnCrimefighters.

The St. Peter School’s Alumni and Friends Golf Tournamentscheduled for September 21 has been rescheduled for Monday at Belle Terre Country Club because of the excessive rainfall making the course unable to be played. Anyone interested in participating or sponsoring ahole can contact the school at 536-4296.

Quality Machine Works, Inc. will be hosting a Benefit Golf ClassicMonday at Pelican Point Golf Course in Gonzales.

The proceeds from this tournament will benefit the “Get High on Life” Foundation. This foundation is a non-profit organization founded by HaroldKeller and which provides support to those individuals who are struggling with substance abuse, addiction or mental anguish.

The scramble will start with a shotgun start with tee times at 7:30 a.m.and 12:30 p.m. Entrance fee is $400 per team or $100 per individual andincludes green fees, cart, mulligans, range balls, shirt, unlimited refreshments, light lunch and dinner. Signs at tee boxes may be sponsoredfor $100.

For more information please call Quality Machine Works at 869-9809, Chuck Rousselle at 652-2588, Michael Michel at 652-8737, Steve Lee at 652-2167 or Jared Amato at 869-3407.

The Riverside Extra Inning Club Baseball Golf Tournament will be held Monday, November 2 at Belle Terre Country Club. For informationcontact Jane LeBlanc at 536-4246 or Marshall Crooks at 536-4251.

North Oaks Health System in Hammond will host the Ninth Annual Ponchatoula-Middendorf’s Swamp Romp, a 10-mile social walk/run to promote wellness, Saturday, Oct. 31.The Swamp Romp is open to everyone and features a flat, straight route from Ponchatoula, along Old U.S. Highway 51, to Middendorf’s Restaurant inManchac. Walkers will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by runners at 8:30 a.m.Preregistration is $15. Long-sleeved T-shirts are available for $12. Allproceeds will be donated to the United Way Serving Tangipahoa Parish.

An official time clock will be used to determine awards for the male and female runners with the best times. Prizes also will be awarded to theoldest and youngest participants, as well as the top three costumes in an optional Halloween costume contest. At the finish line, runners andwalkers will be served Middendorf’s fried catfish dinners and entertained with live music.

For an application or more information, call North Oaks Health System’s Community Resources Division at (504) 230-6499, the Swamp Romp Information Line at (504) 230-ROMP, or visit the www.northoaks.orgwebsite.

Southeastern Louisiana University’s 6th annual golf scramble fundraiser has been set for Friday, November 6 at Santa Maria Country Club in Baton Rouge.

The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The field islimited to 25 foursomes and is open to men and women.

The entry fee is $65 per person which includes a cart, refreshments, a gift package, dinner following the tournament and individual prizes for closest to the hole and longest drive. All procceds from the tournament willbenefit SLU athletics.

For more information contact Mac Wats in Baton Rouge at 926-3191 or athletic director Tom Douple at (504) 549-2253.

St. Charles Catholic High School is hosting the Shootout at SCC, ashooting clinic for boys and girls featuring the nation’s premier shooting coach, “The Shot Doctor” Ace Hoffstein, November 7.

Two sessions will be held. Session I is from 9-11 a.m. Session II is from1-3 p.m. The costs for both sessions is $40 and includes a camp T-shirt.The clinic is open to all players ages 10-18. Enrollment is limited.Hoffstein has worked with basketball players at all levels – high school, college and the pros. He has been the personal shooting coach for NBAstars Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Juwan Howard.

The clinic will also present Melani Lowman with her Maximum Effort Learning Sports Program to enhance athletes speed, agility, quickness, balance, coordination and explosiveness on the court.

For more information, contact St. Charles Catholic head basketball coachPhilip Cavell at 764-0917.

Southeastern Louisiana University Lions’ golf team scramble fundraiser has been reset for Monday, Nov. 16 at Oak Knoll Country Club. For more inforamtion please contact Coach Tim Baldwin at (504) 549- 5186.

The St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring hunter safetyclasses that are free of charge Nov. 17-19 and 21..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. 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 ChryJrGolf@aol.com.

Contributions to the Ray Laiche Memorial Fund Scholarship can be made at the Bank of LaPlace. Call 652-2200 for information.

Special Olympics Louisiana’s new “Share the Victory” motor vehicle recycling program allows anyone in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany and St. Charles parishes to turn extra or unwantedvehicles into “something special for Special Olympics.”An individual can call the “Share the Victory” toll-free number and Special Olympics will arrange to tow away their motor vehicle for free.

The vehicle will be recycled into the funds needed to support the year- round program of sports training and athletic competition for mentally- retarded children and adults in Louisiana.

Vehicles can be in any condition to qualify as long as the owner has the title. Consumers may also be able to take advantage of a tax deduction asthe fair market price of the vehicle is considered a tax deductible donation to Special Olympics.

For more information or to donate your used motor vehicle call Share the Victory at 1-800-249-1192.

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