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Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 3, 2000

L’Observateur / May 3, 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 2000 River League Boys’ Baseball Invitational Tournament is being held Friday through Sunday at the Garyville Youth Organization.

Any teams that would like to participate, 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. 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. Ivanov’s Gymnastics Academy in LaPlace is holding a summer gymnastics training camp for ages 5 and up June 5 through August 18.

Beginners are welcomed. Before and after care is available. Daily and weeklyrates are available. A registration open house will be held May 5 from 4-9p.m., and May 6-7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 652-4500 for more information. 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 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 players named to the All-American Team.

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