Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 22, 1999

L’Observateur / Febuary 22, 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.

All baseball, softball, track and field, golf and tennis coaches, please send your schedules and rosters to L’Observateur, Sports, P.O. Box1010, LaPlace, LA 70069-1010 or fax to (504) 652-3885.

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 New Orleans Soccer Academy, in conjunction with the Louisiana Soccer Association, will host a “D” level coaching certification course for under 15, under 16 and under 17 coaches Feb. 27-28 from 8 a.m. to 6 the N.O.S.A. Club house and fields in New Orleans.The course is open to all coaches, although some prerequisites do apply.

The cost is $75 for coaches affiliated to the state association and $85 for those non-affiliated.

For further details and to sign up for the course contact the N.O.S.A. Officeat (504) 280-3982.

The Lafreniere Soccer Association, in conjunction with the Louisiana Soccer Association, will host a Youth Module coaching certification course for under 8 and under 10 coaches Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at theKenner Lions Club fields in Kenner. The association is also hosting a YouthModule coaching certification course for under 12 coaches that same day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost of each course is $25 for coachesaffiliated to the state association and $35 for those non-affiliated and both are open to all coaches.

For further details and to sign up for the courses contact the Lafreniere S.A. Office at (504) 733-7006. The Blind River Boss Gobblers of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host their first annual banquet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the GonzalesRecreation Center on Irma Boulevard in Gonzales. For ticket informationplease call Tom Core at (225) 647-2151.

The National Wild Turkey Federation supports scientific wildlife management on public, private and corporate lands. It also supportstraditional American sport hunting and every citizen’s right to enjoy clean air and water as well as a pleasing outdoor environment.

The national non-profit education conservation organization was organized in 1973 by persons wanting to lead the way in managing and restoring the wild turkey and other wildlife resources.

The Federation has over 180,000 members in 50 states and 11 foreign countries and spends over $223,000 on the educational materials, equipment, habitat enhancement, restocking native birds and rewards for game law violations in Louisiana.

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.

For the first time, Nicholls State University is offering season ticket plans for the 1999 baseball season.

The Family Season Pass admits two adults and two children into all 25 NSU home games for a cost of $100. The Block Package includes 16individual tickets for the price of $50, which can be used at any NSU home contest during the season.

NSU’s home schedule includes non-conference foes Southwestern Louisiana, New Orleans, Tulane, Southern Mississippi, Centenary, Southern, William Carey, Dallas Baptist and an exhibition contest with Meiji University of Japan.

The conference slate includes home games with Northwestern State, Southeastern Louisiana, Texas-San Antonio and Texas-Arlington.

Under head coach Jim Pizzolatto, the Colonels look to defend their 1998 Southland Conference Tourn-ament championship as NSU will play under the lights for the first time in Raymond E. Didier Field history. For more information, please contact the Nicholls State athletic ticket office at (504) 448-4791.

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 Head-quarters, 640 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019, phone 1-800-856-0764 or e-mail

Special Olympics Louisiana’s new “Share the Vict-ory” 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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