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Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 17, 2000

L’Observateur / June 17, 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 youth baseball, softball, soccer and swimming coaches, please send your schedules to L’Observateur, P.O. Box 1010, LaPlace, LA 70069-1010, or fax to (504) 652-3885. The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department and RiverBend Lanes invites all seniors, 50 years-old and above, to bring a friend and Bowl for Fun during the next four weeks on Monday mornings at 10 a.m.The cost will be 99 cents per game, three games for $2.97. The St. CharlesParish Parks and Recreation Department will continue to pay the fee of $1 of the bowling cost, per three game set. The expense will be $1.97.Registration for the Fall/Winter League will be held Monday, July 10 at River Bend Lanes. All seniors who join will be invited to bowl a round of “Nine-pin,No-tap” games.

For more information, please call Theresa Theriot at 783-5090. The River Parishes Community College Foundation, Inc. will hold agolf tournament fundraiser on behalf of the college Monday, June 26, at Belle Terre Country Club. Tee times are at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.Participation categories are: four-person team – $400; four-person team and hole sponsorship on tee box – $450; hole sponsorship sign on tee box – $50; and corporate sponsor with name in all publicity and promotional materials – $1,000.

The format is a four-man scramble, maximum two putts per green and maximum par on every hole. Longest drive contests will be held on No. 9 andNo. 11 and closest to the hole contests on No. 3, 5, 13 and 16. Prizes will beawarded for low net and low gross in both the a.m. and p.m. rounds. The firsthole-in-one of the day wins a car donated by Capital GMC.

For more information contact Patrick Bell at (225) 621-0422 (pager) or (225) 715-8116 (cell). The St. Charles Catholic Comets Football Camp for ages 7-13 will beheld at the school July 25-28 from 9 a.m. till noon.The cost of the camp is $50. Registration will be held Monday, July 24, from9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the SCC CometPlex.The camp includes instruction at all positions, weight lifting, camp T-shirt, highlight films, Iron Boy contest, touch football games, skill tests, races and punt, pass and kick contests.

For more information call Frank Monica at 652-3029. The Rene’ Trosclair Jr. 7/8 Memorial Tournament will be held at theReserve Bantam Ballpark July 29-30. The team entance fee is $50 per team.The deadline to enter is July 17. For more information contact Mike Villeretat (504) 652-7117 or Rosalind Trosclair at (504) 536-3295. East St. John High School has openings for the following positions: headbaseball coach, head softball coach, assistant softball coach and two assistant football coaches. Send resumes to East St. John High School, 1Wildcat Drive, Reserve, LA 70084, or call Ronnie Stephens, athletic director, at (504) 536-1165 or (504) 653-1392. The 2000 Millennium Basketball Camp will be held at West St. John HighSchool July 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.The camp is conducted by Brian Lumar, Loyola’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder and the coach the 1997 and 2000 state champion Shaw Eagles.

Lumar also is the coach the drilling experts Shaw Dribblers and the AAU Louisiana Jammers.

The camp includes divisions for boys and girls ages six to 15. All campers willbe taught, observed and corrected in all phases of basketball. The camperswill be grouped according to age, gender and talent level. Activities includempractice sessions, 3-on-3 tournaments, 5-on-5 games and various shooting contests. Each camper will also receive their own official Millenniumbasketball.

The cost of the camp is &5 if pre-registered and $85 for Monday walk-ups. Nicholls State University baseball coach B.D. Parker will hold twodifferent sessions of his Bayou Baseball Camps in June at Raymond E. DidierField on the Colonel campus.

The dates of the two sessions are June 19-22 and 26-29, and are open to boys ages 5 through 18. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day andthe cost of a session is $155, which includes lunch and a T-shirt.

The purpose of the camp is to provide quality instruction on all aspects of the game as well as lectures regarding the mental aspects of being successful on and off the field. Campers will be divided into appropriate ageand skill level groups.

For more information contact Parker at (504) 448-4808 or (504) 446- 0231. The Nicholls State University Athletics Department’s second annual Coaches Caravan will be making a stop at Bull’s Corner Restaurant in LaPlace Tuesday.

The tour will feature the head coaches of all 15 intercollegiate sports.

Selected assistant coaches and staff members will also be in attendance.

A meal will be available for $10 and the night’s events begin at 6:30 p.m. Formore information contact the Nicholls State Colonel Club at (504) 448-4804. 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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