Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 31, 1999

L’Observateur / July 31, 1999

The St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring several huntersafety classes this summer. Classes will be held at the St. John ParishSheriff’s Office, Division Headquarters Squad Room, located at Deputy Barton Granier Drive in LaPlace.

Class times will be from 5:30-9:15 p.m. Saturday’s class will begin at 8a.m. at Nick’s Shooting Range in Garyville. The next classes will be heldAug. 17-19 and 21. There is no charge for these classes. Registration is mandatory. Minimumage is 10 years old. Participants must attend each day for certification.Please call 652-9513 or 652-7058 to register or if you have any questions.

Ascension of Our Lord in LaPlace will be hosting a Great Britain Celtic Soccer Camp Monday through Friday on the fields of AOL from 9 a.m. till 4p.m.The camp will provide individual skills, understanding the game, passing, ball control and many other skills including tactics. The goal is to providefun while improving the game.

A half-day camp for boys and girls ages 9-12 will be held for $95 a player and a full-day camp for 11 year-olds and up will be held for $145 a player.

Drinks and a T-shirt will be provided. Participants are asked to bringwater bottles. Registration forms are available at the Ascension of OurLord rectory and the Summer Camp office. For more information call 652-2615.

Softball, T-Ball, and coach pitch Special Olympic teams will be signing up athletes Saturday, Aug. 7 at Monsanto Park in Luling at 9 a.m.A training camp for anyone interested in becoming a coach will be held at the recreation office on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m.Special Olympics needs volunteers please call 783-5090 for more information.

St. Peter Catholic Community is holding registration for soccerSunday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon in front of thechurch.

Children 5-14 years-old may participate. For more information call 536-6934.

Ascension of Our Lord Recreation will hold soccer registration on Sunday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 22, in the school lobby from 12:30-3 p.m.Registration will be held for the following age groups: boys and girls under 6 years old, boys under 10, girls under 10, boys under 11, boys under 12, girls under 12, boys under 13, boys under 14, girls under 14 and boys under 16.

For more information, call 652-5041.

All former Riverside football players are invited to particpate in the alumni flag football game following the 6:30 p.m. scrimmage Aug. 19 atRiverside Stadium.

For more information contact Patrick Hymel or the Riverside front office Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon at 536-4246. Southwest Louisiana will be hosting the south’s largest open basketball tournament in Lake Charles, La. Aug. 7-8.The event will be held between these venues: Washington-Marion High School, Lake Charles-Boston High School, Ray D. Molo Middle School andMLK Recreation Center.

The event will involve a men’s division at $180 per team and a women’s division at $150 per team. Participants are to be 18 years and older. Bothdivisions will qualify for MVP and all-Tournament awards.

The men’s division will be awarded first to sixth place and the women’s division first to fourth place. The deadline for the entry fee is Friday.After the deadline there is a $50 late charge.

The Golf Classic will be held August 7 at Mallard Grove Golf Course. Theentry fee for this two-man scramble is $75 per person and is due by July 15. The fee takes care of cart fee, lunch and gift bags.As part of the tournament, the second annual Youth Drug Free Celebration Day will take place Aug. 7 in the Washington-Marion High Schoolgymnasium at 1 p.m. Mayor Willie Mount has agreed to play in a celebrityHORSE game with former Harlem Globetrotter Billy Ray Hobley.

The NBA’s Anferney “Penny” Hardaway is also scheduled to appear.

Entry fees can be mailed to Harold McReynolds at 155 E. Parkway #26,Lake Charles, LA 70607.

For more information on the basketball tournament contact McReynolds at (318) 497-8119 or (318) 477-8239 after 4 p.m. AAU Baseball will conduct individual showcase events across the country this summer.

The purpose of the showcase is to aid young players in their quest to play college or pro baseball. A staff of qualified college coaches and pro scoutswill conduct field testing and games. Each participant will receive anevaluation of their playing abilities and this information will be put in a catalog and sent to area colleges and pro organizations.

A seminar will be conducted explaining how players can enhance their chances of being seen by college and pro organizations. Academicrequirements at each level of college ball will be explained. Other topicswill be explained and parents are urged to attend the seminar.

The showcase events are open to players freshmen through graduated seniors. The top players in each regional showcase will be invited to anational showcase at the Walt Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 2-3, 1999.Regional sites in the area are Houston, Aug. 7-8; Tyler, Texas, Aug. 14-15;Dallas, Aug. 21-22; and Shreveport, Aug. 21-22.For more information contact Frank Dorner at (281) 469-6721.

The Louisiana Big Bass Rodeo, sponsored by the Louisiana Lions, will be held Saturday, September 18, at Cypress Bend on Toledo Lake. Entry feeis $60 per person; Big Bass competition is $10 per person.

Registration will be held at the host marina Saturday morning beginning at 5 a.m. Mail-in entries must be postmarked on/or before the Monday priorto the tournament date. Entries will receive boat identification numbersaccording to the order received. Any application received after thedeadline will be charged a $15 per person late fee.

Make checks payable to Louisiana Big Bass Rodeo and mail to Louisiana Big Bass Rodeo, 7401 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70003. For more informationcall (504) 737-6866.

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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