Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 2, 1999

L’Observateur / October 2, 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.

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.

Riverside Academy will host Youth Night Friday prior to the Rebels’ game against E.D. White. All kids below ninth grade wearing their teamjersey will be admitted free. Participants need to gather outside theentance gate at 6:15 p.m. They will then be given a quick tour andquestions will be answered be they are escorted into the locker room when head football coach Mickey Roussel and the team returns following pregame.

Esperanza Restuarant in Luling will host Bike Night Friday from 6 p.m.Till. Drinks and food will be available in the bar and boiled seafood will beavailable in the pavilion. For more information call 785-1399. 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.

The St. Charles Catholic Quarterback Club will meet every Tuesdaynight in the school cafeteria. This week’s guest speaker will be Mike Hossof WWL-4 Sports.

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

St. Peter Chanel Interparochial School in Paulina will host its sixthannual golf tournament Monday, Oct. 11 at Riverdale Country Club inDonaldsonville.

The tournament will feature a 4-man scramble with shotgun start at noon.

Entry fee is $75 per golfer or $300 per team of four. The entry feeincludes green fees, cart, range balls, two mulligans, unlimited refreshments, lunch and dinner. Individuals who would like to play but donot have four-some will be assigned to a team. The top three teams willreceive awards as well as other opportunities to win at various contests throughout the day.

Hole sponsorships are also being accepted for $75 and will be recognized along the course at the tee boxes. Those who support the hole sponsorshipsare also entitled to join the golfers for dinner after the tournament.

If you are interested in being a participant, please notify Renee’ Waguespack at 869-4541 or Chanel School at 869-5778.

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 American Diabetes Association will hold its annual “America’s Walk for Diabetes” today 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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