Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 19, 1999

L’Observateur / September 19, 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 to 652-3885, drop by 116 Newspaper Drive, mail to P.O. Box 1010, LaPlace, LA 70069-1010 or or e-mail to lobriver All football, volleyball, cross country and swimming coaches, please send your schedules to L’Observateur, Sports, P.O. Box 1010,LaPlace, LA 70069-1010, fax to 652-3885 or e-mail to lobriver The West St. John Booster Club will announce advertisements forlocal candidates at Rams home football games this season.

The advertisement will be announced twice during the games for $50 per game. The advertisement should be prepared with 20 words or less and besubmitted to the booster club by the Tuesday prior to the game.

For more information contact Butch Johnson at 497-8547 or Grant Walker at 497-8641.

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 schedule of classes is asfollows: Oct. 19-21, 23; and Nov. 16-18, 20.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.

The Lutcher Quarterback Club will meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at thePublic Relations Building across from the high school.

Next week’s guest speaker will be Cooper Manning, sportscaster.

The St. Charles Catholic Quarterback Club will meet every Tuesdaynight in the school cafeteria.

Next week’s guest speaker will be Jim Gallagher, Fox-8 Sports.

The Riverside Quarterback Club will meet every Wednesday at 7 p.m.In the school cafeteria.

Tonight’s speaker will be Darren Barbier, assistant coach, Tulane University.

Alex Molden of the New Orleans Saints will host the first luncheon of the “Cornerback in the Outback” luncheon series Tuesday, Oct. 12 at theOutback Steakhouse on Severn Avenue in Metairie to benefit Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans.

Each table of guests will have an opportunity to speak directly with Molden and many other Saints players while enjoying a complete lunch.

Tickets to the “Cornerback in the Outback” luncheon are $20 per person and must be reserved in advance by calling the Junior Achievement office at 832-0102. All proceeds benefit Junior Achievement. The 15th Annual John Crum Golf and Ladies Tennis Tournaments will be held Monday, Oct. 18 at Belle Terre Country Club.Entertainment will be provided by Bits N’ Pieces. For more informationplease call (504) 652-9757.

The 11th Annual St. Charles Borromeo School Golf Tournamentwill be held Monday, Oct. 18 at Ormond Country Club.The scramble, shotgun start will have rounds at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Prizeswill be given for first to third place finishers, closest-to-the-hole and longest drive in the fiarway. Door prizes will also be drawn during theaward ceremonies.

The entrance fee is $400 per team or $100 per person which includes mulligans. Blue and Gold sponsorships area available at a cost of $100 forblue or $250 for gold. Corporate sponsorships are also available.For more information or to donate prizes or promotional items contact Phillip Lee at 835-5495, ext. 7219 or Jay Trusheim at 835-5495, ext.7216.

The St. John United Way will host its first annual golf tournament onMonday, Oct. 25 at Riverlands Country Club.The tournament will have an 8 a.m. round and a 1:30 p.m. round. You can help support the St. John United Way by being a golf participantfor $100; sponsoring a hole for $100 each; sponsoring a team for $400; or donating door prizes. All contributions are tax deductible and all proceedsbenefit the St. John United Way campaign.To participate in the tournament, call Lenie Laiche at 535-7189.

The FutureStars 1999 Fall Shootouts for Boys and Girls will beld at the University of Southern Mississippi Saturday and Sunday.

The Fall Shootouts gives high school boys’ and girls’ basketball players the opportunity to play against competition from around the country. Eachevent has a separate division for boys and girls and provides a format for the evaluation of an individual’s basketball skills and provides player exposure on a regional and national level.

Each player will be evaluated for college potential by Van Coleman and the FutureStars staff. The “FutureStars 1999 Fall Shootout Report” will bemailed to 500 colleges and will feature college level players. Collegecoaches will also be invited to personally attend the shootouts.

Any boy or girl basketball player in grades 8-12 interested in attending should call the FutureStars office at 1-800-659-9522.

The American Diabetes Association will hold its annual “America’s Walk for Diabetes” Saturday, Oct. 2, at Southdown Plantation. Registration fo the walk begins at 7:30 a.m. and walkers and runnerscomplete the 3-mile course around Southdown Plantation beginning at 9 a.m. After the walk, participants can enjoy food from Copeland’sRestaurant as well as entertainment by local DJ, Michael Bray.

Participants can register for the walk or volunteer their efforts by calling the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-254-WALK (9255) or by completing a registration form on the internet at For the 10th consecutive year, mall-based athletic specialty retailer Footaction USA is offering $100,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors. This year, Footaction will award at least 84 scholarships,including one at $10,000, one at $5,000, two at $2,500 and 80 at $1,000.

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2000.

Applicants are judged on the basis of financial need, class rank and standardized test scores and level of sports participation. A group of 300semifinalists will be selected by an independent administrator.

Semifianlistss will be required to complete a more detailed application and submit additional information, including a 250-word essay.

For more information or to request an application, call the toll-free hotline at 800-521-2123 or visit the Footaction USA website at 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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