Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 14, 1999

L’Observateur / April 14, 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 (504) 652-9545, fax to652-3885, drop by 116 Newspaper 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 St. John Parish Recreation Department is advertising for umpires forbaseball. Applicants must have experience and knowledge of rules andregulation of the game. If qualified, please contact Debra Poche (652-9569, ext. 36), Bernell Charles (536-4299) or Danny Rome (652-5681).Applicants must be 18 years and older. Applications are available at theRecreation Center, 1801 West Airline Highway, LaPlace, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The recreation trailer is located behind the councilbuilding.

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. Ascension of Our Lord is holding baseball registration Sunday from 12:30-3 p.m. at the school.Registration will be held for T-ball (boys and girls) 4-6-years old; baseball (boys) from 7-13 years-old; softball (girls) 10-13 years-old; and cabbage ball (girls) 7-13 years-old. For more information, call sportsdirector Mike Abbate at 652-5041.

St. Peter School’s annual Two Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held inconjunction with its Spring Festival Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m.The entry fee is $8. Participants may register by calling the school forregistration forms or may register the morning of the race at 8 a.m. infront of the school. The runners will race first with the walkers beginningat approximately 9 a.m.Following the Run/Walk, there will be a “Celebrity Golf Cart Race” from St. Peter Church to the school on West Seventh Street. Participatingcelebrities will be announced at a later date.

Sponsorships for meals and bands are still available. For more informationcall the school at 536-4296.

The River Road Chapter of the Tulane Booster Club will have head coach Chris Scelfo as the guest speaker for this month’s meeting, Wednesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at the Public Relations Building in Lutcher.A meal will be served for $5 per person and beer, wine and soft drinks will also be served. Ladies are invited to attend. For more information call652-6860 or 536-5512.

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 re-cycling 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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