Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 25, 1999

L’Observateur / October 25, 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.

All basketball, soccer and wrestling 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 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 fall. 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 are Nov. 16-18and 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 Ro Brown,WDSU-6 Sports.

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

The St. John United Way will host its first annual golf tournament onMonday 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 Realtor Classic 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Saints Board of Realtors Scholarship Fund, will be held Nov. 6 at 8 a.m. at the West BankBridge Park in Luling.

Entry fees are as follows and are due by Oct. 29 – preregistration is $12;registration after Oct. 29 is $15; and registration including Family Picnicis $20. Registration may be mailed/delivered to 1101 West AirlineHighway, Suite B, LaPlace, LA 70068.

Commemorative race T-shirts will be given out race day, guaranteed to all pre-registered entants. T-shirts are not guaranteed to those entrantsregistered after Oct. 29.Awards will be given in the 5K to first, second and third place overall winners, first and second place in groups 12 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30- 39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and up and to the first overall male and female walkers.

There will be a random door prize drawing, games and music as well as jambalaya, BBQ, beer, soft drinks and water.

The Family Picnic will be held at the park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spacewalkand games will be provided for the kids. There will also be a volleyballtournament and a dessert contest.

The volleyball tournament will be held from 10:45 a.m. till. Participantsmust be 16 or older. Mixed league rules apply. Equal number of men andwomen per team, 6-person team, round-robin. Referees to be provided.Two teams per office allowed.

For more information contact Fran Meyers, team coordinator, at 652- 5556, ext. 13. The AAU Baseball and Softball Program will conduct two evaluation camps in December in Brenham, Texas.

Camp dates are Dec. 11-12 for softball and Dec. 18-19 for baseball. The camps are designed to aid and inform the athlete and their parents on what they need to do to take a higher step in baseball or softball. Eacchcamp will include a seminar that will cover topics such as the academic side of college athletics, how to contact coaches, how to attain information that will aid in your search for a good college situation and where to go to be seen by college coaches and pro scouts.

The athletes will be put through skill tests and live scrimmages to determine their level of play. All players will receive an evaluation oftheir skills that includes the information derived at the camps and tips and information that may enhance their chances of advancing in their sport. Evaluations will be put into a catalog and sent to all collegebaseball and softball coaches along with all pro scouts in Texas and Louisiana.

The camps will be conducted by college coaches and pro scouts with many years of experience in evaluating the talents of athletes. The camps areopen to all high school age players, freshmen through seniors. For moreinformation, call Frank Dornier at 281-469-6721.

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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