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Published 12:00 am Friday, April 21, 2000

L’Observateur / April 21, 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.

The St. Charles Parish Special Olympic Volleyball team needsvolleyball players to compete against it and to play as unified partners. Thepractice is held Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. at the TransAmerican gym. Anyquestions call 783-5090.

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.

The 2000 River League Boys’ Baseball Invitational Tournament is being held May 5-7 at the Garyville Youth Organization.

Any teams that would like to particiapte, please call Chucky Vicknair at 535- 3374 or Lori Schexnayder at 535-6205, for team entry. The total number ofteams are limted per age group so apply as soon as possible.

Belle Terre Country Club head golf professional Bob Hasbrouck is doing a free clinic open to all golfers and covering all the basics today at 1 p.m. Call Belle Terre at 652-5000 to register. Hasbrouck is also doing a cliniccovering all aspects of the game for the Golf Digest/PGA of America’s “Free Lesson Month” on May 20 at 1 p.m. The LSU AgCenter is holding a Parents and Chidren’s Kamp this spring at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock.

The camp will be held May 19-21 and is open to fathers and their children.

The camp is especially for parents and children between the ages of 9 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 parent 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 Easter Seals Softball Tournament will be held Monday, May 22, at Chateau Golf and Country Club in Kenner. There will be a 4-person scrambleand putting contests. For more information, call Fred at East Seals Louisianaat (504) 523-7325.

SLU and the Steve Carter Tennis Camp will be hosting the 21st Lion Tennis Camp on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University. The cmp isfor all ability levels and will be for both resident and day campers. Forinformation contact the SLU Athletic Department at (504) 549-2253 or Steve Carter at P.O. Box 80145, Baton Rouge, LA 70898, or at (504) 924-0735.

The Ray Guy Kicking Academy and Talent Search is being held at Tulane University June 3-4.

The camp is open to anybody who is at least 10 years of age. The two-dayprogram of concentrated instruction focuses on the specific skills of kicking and punting. Those who attend will train to improve their skills using lectures,demonstrations, video analysis, developmental drills and individual instruction. The Academy is one of the most comprehensive instructionalprograms of its kind, featuring football’s best collegiate and professional kickers and punters.

Enrollment is limited. Interested applicants must pre-register to insureacceptance. For free information contact American Football Specialists, P.O.Box 50484, Bowling Green, KY 42102-3684; call (270) 843-8393 or visit the website at 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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