Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 11, 1999

L’Observateur / January 11, 1999

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 those interested in writing a column on fishing, hunting and other outdoors activity. If interested, contact MichaelKiral at 652-9545.

WCKW-1010 AM will broadcast River Parishes Sports Talk live from the Pizza Factory in Gramercy every Thursday night from 6:15-7 p.m. 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 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.

S.P.A.C.E. (Supporting Parks and Children Equally), a non-profitorganization, will be hosting an instruction baseball clinic Jan. 23, 1999,at The Glade School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.The clinic will feature Treinadad Hubbard of the Los Angeles Dodgers, St.

James native Lenny Webster of the Baltimore Orioles, Riverside Academy’s Carl Schultz of the Chicago Cubs, East St. John’s DarrylNicholas of the Milwaukee Brewers and Thomas Pittman of the Montreal Expos along with the support of Aaron Lombard, Community Re-lations Director for the New Orleans Zephyrs and a host of other minor and major league athletes.

Registration will take place today and Saturday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. at the Wal-Mart Shopping Center on Airline Highway in LaPlace.The instructional clinic will be geared toward teaching the fundamental skills of baseball for children ages 8-16 years-old.

The cost of the clinic will be $20 per child. All proceeds will benefitparish recreation. Participants will be responsible for providing their ownshoes and gloves.

St. Charles Catholic’s Double Diamond Club is hosting its secondannual Double Diamond Gala to benefit the baseball and softball programs Saturday, March 13, in the school gym and cafeteria.

The night begins with dinner served at 7:30 p.m. Dancing is scheduled from9 p.m. to 1 a.m. to the sounds of Summer Breeze. Door prize and cash prizedrawings will be held. Five $200 prizes will be drawn, with the grandprize award of $5000 to be picked at 11 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from members of the Double Diamond Club or Frank Monica who can be reached at 652-3809.

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Lions basketball head coach John Lyles and his staff will be the host again this year for their Hardwood Club Game-Day breakfasts.

The breakfasts, which are open to the public, take place at the SLU Alumni Center Banquet Room from 7-8 a.m. Complimentary coffee, juice anddonuts will be available as Lyles discusses SLU’s game that night. TheHardwood Club will hold breakfasts this year for the following games: Jan.

14, Southwest Texas; and Feb. 25, Northwestern State.For more information contact the SLU Basketball office at 549-3744. TheSLU Alumni House is on University Blvd. next to the University Center. Southeastern Louisiana University will begin its eighth season with the SLU Sports Radio Network this season. The Sports Network featuresflagship stations KSLU 90.9 FM along with two affiliates and globalaccessibility through the World Wide Web.

This year’s announcing team features play-by-play announcer Mark Willoughby and former Lions basketball player Duane Donald. Willoughbyhas been the voice of Lions basketball since the 1994-95 season.

Affiliates of SLU Sports Radio Network are WIBR 1300 AM in Baton Rouge and WSLA 1560 AM, Slidell. These stations will air a selection of gamesboth home and away. Check your local broadcast schedule for selecteddates.

In addition to the airwaves, KSLU can be heard world wide on the internet at can also keep up with results and weekly schedule by calling the 24- hour information hotline at (504) 230-4444, extension LION (5466) for daily reports; and 5467 for the week’s schedule. The service is provided bythe Sunshine Pages.

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.

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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