Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 19, 2000

L’Observateur / March 19, 2000

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 baseball, softball, tennis, golf and track and field coaches, please send your rosters and schedules to L’Observateur, Sports, P.O. Box1010, LaPlace, LA 70069, fax to (504) 652-3885 or e-mail to The St. Charles Catholic Double Diamond Dance will be held in theschool’s gym today from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.Music will be provided by Bits N’ Pieces. A dinner will be served. There will bea $5,000 grand prize along with a $1,000 cash give-a-way and tremendous door prizes.

The cost is $50 per couple. Contact Frank Monica at the high school at 652-3029.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunter Education Division will be conducting an instructor course Monday through Wednesday at the St.

Charles Parish Fraternal Order of Police Building on River Road from 6-10 p.m. each night. Upon completion of the certification course, volunteers will be encouraged to become active in teaching hunter safety. Please call Jon Leblanc at 594-7142 or Greg Maurin at 652-7058 to register.

The Larayo Mixed League Cabbageball Tournament will be held Saturday, March 25.

The cost is $100 per team. A limited number of teams will be permitted.Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Winners will receive a T-shirtand have the entry fee returned. Runner-ups will receive a T-shirt.For more information contact Karen Duffy at 652-2244 (daytime) or 652- 3343 (evenings) or mail entry fee to 24 Pampas Drive, LaPlace, LA 70068.

The St. Charles Catholic High School Varsity Alumni is sponsoring amixed cabbageball tournament April 30 on the St. Charles Catholic campus.The cost of registration is $75. Each team must be comprised of 10members, four of which must be female. For more information and toregister, contact Frank Monica at 652-3029 or Chad Ryan at 651-5670.

LSU baseball players and coaches will conduct instructional clinics through April at the facilities of youth baseball organizations. The clinics areoffered as a community service to players seeking to improve their skills.

The baseball clinics feature LSU players and coaches offering instruction in all facets of the game, including hitting, pitching and fielding.

Youth baseball groups wishing to schedule a clinic should call the LSU baseball office at (225) 388-4148. Available clinic dates are limited, however, LSU willaccommodate as many requests as possible.

Applications are now being evaluated by the Ten Star All-Star Basketball Camp. Boys and girls ages 7-19 can apply. Players are selected by invitationonly. Past participants include Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter,Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill, Bobby Hurley, Antawn Jamison, Christian Laettner, Tom Gugliotta and Trajan Langdon.

Camp locations include Atlanta; Riverside, Calif.; Babson Park, Fla.;Champagne, Ill., Fort Wayne, Ind.; Atchison, Kan.; Georgetown, Ky.; Northfield,Minn.; Raleigh, N.C.; Boiling Springs, N.C.; Rochester, N.Y.; North Canton, Ohio;Commerce, Texas; and Farmville, Va. College basketball scholarships arepossible for the most advanced players.

For an evaluation form call (704) 372-8610.

The LSU AgCenter is holding two Parents and Chidren’s Kamps this spring at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock.

The first will be held April 14-16 and is open to mothers and their children.

The second is May 19-21 and is open to fathers and their children. The campis especially for parents and children between the ages of nine and 12 and will focus on enhancing family relationships through activities such as canoeing, archery, fishing, shooting and orienteering taught by trained instructors.

The registration fee is $70 for each parents and child – $35 for each additional child. The fee covers meals, lodging and supplies used for theweekend. For more information and for an application, contact your countyagent’s office.

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. Supporters of the gold cardwill also receive a complimentary Junior Achievement golf towel. The card isvalid 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 Achievement and its900 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.

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 vehiclewill 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 as the 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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