Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 18, 1999

L’Observateur / December 18, 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 lobriver@cmq.com. St. Charles Catholic High School baseball coach Frank Monicawill be holding a hitting camp over the Christmas holidays.

The camp, for kids 7-14, will be held at the high school Dec. Mondaythrough Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost of the camp is $90 or $30per day.

For more information, contact Monica at 652-3029.

The Junior Achievement Golf Sampler Card allows area golfers to drive the fairways at 12 of the local golf courses.

The Golf Sampler Card is $39 and entitles the cardholder to play a total of 49 rounds of golf among the participating courses – Audubon, Bayou Barriere, Colonial, Colonial Acres, Eastover, Ellendale, Lakewood, Oak Harbor, Ormond, Pinewood, Stonebridge and Timberlane. Supporteres of thegold card will also receive a complimentary Junior Achievement golf towel. The card is valid from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2000.Proceeds from the Golf Sampler Card benefit Junior Achievement’s K-12 in-school free enterprise programs. This year alone, Junior Achievementand its 900 volunteers will teach more than 25,000 local students in over 140 schools about the relevance of education to the workplace and to prepare them for lifelong learning.

Call the Junior Achievement office at (504) 832-0102 for more information.

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.

Semifinalists 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 www.footaction.com. 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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