Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 30, 2000

L’Observateur / September 30, 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 football, volleyball, swimming, cross country and soccer coaches, please send you schedules to L’Observateur, P.O. Box 101,LaPlace, LA 70069-1010 or fax to (504) 652-3885.

The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation willhost the Special Olympics District Softball Tournament today.

Opening ceremonies will be held at 8:45 a.m. T-ball games begin at 9 the East Bank Bridge Park. Coach pitched games begin at 10 a.m. at theWest Bank Bridge Park on Field Two. Softball games start at 10:15 a.m. atthe West Bank Bridge Park on Field One. Teams arrive an hour before thegames are to begin.

The United Way of St. Charles will hold its 11th annual golftournament Oct. 6 at Willowdale Country Club in Luling. The format is afour-man scramble (blind draw handicaps) and is open to all for $75 per player.

There will be prizes for the first hole-in-one, longest drive and closest to the hole. The tournament will be split into morning and afternoon rounds.Included in the price are cart and green fees, lunch, team photograph and door prizes. Companies in the community are invited to become Olympicchampions by sponsoring at the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal level.

For information or applications, call chairman Billy Thigpen at 464-3153 or George Williamson/Pam Knight at 331-9063. Applications can bedownloaded from

The second annual St. John United Way Golf Classic will be heldMonday, Oct. 9, at Riverlands Country Club in LaPlace. The tournament will have morning and afternoon rounds. The entry fee is$100 per person. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 each and teamsponsorships for $400.

To participate in the tournament or for more information call Lenie Laiche at 535-7189 or Jerry Gauthier at 536-5401.

The St. Charles Borromeo School Parents, Teachers and FriendsOrganization will sponsor its annual golf classic on Monday, October 9, 2000, at Ormond Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament providefunding for school improvements, curriculum enhancements, and growing technological needs.

Past proceeds have enabled the school to provide a state-of-the art technology lab including Internet connections, computer stations in every classroom, WeatherLink 4, Accelerated Reader and a newly “automated” library.

Sponsorship is available at the $100, $250, and corporate level. Theentrance fee to play is $400 per team or $100 per person, which includes mulligans, lunch between rounds, and a dinner during the awards ceremony.

Morning round begins at 8:00 a.m. and afternoon round at 1:00 p.m. Formore information, call the school office at 764-9232 or chairperson Phillip Lee at 835-5495, extension 7219.

St. John Parish Day with the New Orleans Saints will be heldSunday, Oct. 15, when the Saints host the Carolina Panthers in theSuperdome. Seats that are normally $40 can be purchased for $25. ContactErrol Manuel at 652-9569 or Jaimee McCullen with the Saints at 731- 1853.

Quality Machine Works, Inc., will hosts its third annual Benefit GolfClassic, Monday, Oct. 23, at Pelican Point Golf Club in Gonzales. Proceedsfrom the classic will be used to help purchase a van for Paulette Trosclair Remondet, a River Parishes resident who has been in a wheelchair since 1972.

The tournament will feature a 4-man scramble with a shotgun tee time beginning at noon. The entrance fee is $100 per player which includesgreen fees, range balls, shirt, two mulligans, unlimited refreshments, lunch and dinner. Awards will be presented to the top three teans as wellas other contests that will be held throughout the day. Hole sponsorshipsare also available for $100.

More information can be obtained by contacting committee members at Quality Machine Works, Inc., Danny or Sue Louque or Renee Waguespack at(225) 869-9809; or Quality Machine Manufacturing, Inc., Daniel or DonovanLouque, (225) 869-7360.

The St. Charles Humane Society is sponsoring its annual Howl-in-Onegolf tournament Monday, Oct. 30, at Ormond Country Club in Destrehan. Teetime is scheduled for noon.

The cost to enter is $60 per player. The fee will go toward purchasing staband ballistic vests for St. Charles Parish K-9 police dogs and humanecommunity programs. Sponsorships are also available at the followinglevels: Platinum ($1,000), Gold ($500), hole sponsors ($100) and team sponsors ($120). There will also be prizes for the tournament and a silentauction.

The format for the event is a two-person scramble with men and ladies divisions. Prizes will be awarded in each division. A grand prize of$10,000 will be awarded for a hole-in-one.

For more information call Donna Nassar at (504) 764-4086 or Nancy McCann at 764-1828.

The Roberto Clemente All-Stars are now recruiting baseball players to participate in intensive six-day instructional camps to be held Dec. 26-31 in Miami and Phoenix.

The Arizona camp will be at the spring training home of the Chicago Cubs and the Florida camp will be at the former home of the USA National Team.

Both facilities feature several major league fields, batting cages and clubhouses.

The staff will include major league scouts and college coaches from Florida, Arkansas, Wake Forest, Florida International, Alabama-Huntsville, Rutgers and Georgia.

To receive an application, call 1-800-723-6398. Limited spots areawarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Younger players not yet inhigh school may attend as well. Information is also available 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 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.

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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