Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 25, 2000

L’Observateur / October 25, 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.

Registration for the annual Lenny Webster Baseball Clinic is now being held at the St. John Parish Recreation Office.The clinic, for boys and girls ages 8-16, will take place Nov. 18, 2000, atRegala Park in Reserve, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost of the clinic is $20 per child and includes lunch, a T-shirt, an autograph session and the unique experience of being instructed by professional baseball players. Scheduled players for this year’s clinic areEric Davis of the St. Louis Cardinals, Trenidad Hubbard of the BaltimoreOrioles, Marquis Grissom of the Milwaukee Brewers and Jeffery Hammonds of the Colorado Rockies, as well as several other Major Leaguers.

Interested participants may call Errol Manuel at (504) 652-9569 or 536- 7643.

The Southern Starz 14U fastpitch softball team is currently holding tryouts for the 2001 season. For more information please contactDelbert Rutherford at (225) 647-6127.

The St. Charles Humane Society is sponsoring its annual Howl-in-Onegolf tournament Monday at Ormond Country Club in Destrehan. Tee time isscheduled 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.

Louisiana Hunters Against Poachers will hold its annual General Membership Meeting, Nov. 2, at the St. James Boat Club, 39180 AirlineHighway in Gramercy.

A jambalaya dinner will be sponsored by the Yamaha ATV Center in Gonzales. There will be a special display for children to display theirmounts or photos of their trophies for all game species. There will also bedoor prizes, a 50/50 raffle and special prizes for the children, as well as a deer mount display.

Annual Hunting Club dues are $35. Annual dues for individual members (notaffiliated with a club) is $5.

For more information, call or e-mail Joe Wiley at (225) 647-2155,

The 14th annual Roadrunner Bass Club Open Team Bass Tournament will be held Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Bell River Public Landing,Spillway Side.

The tournament will run from safe light to 3 p.m. Any contestant notchecked in at the 3 p.m. weigh-in time will be disqualified.The entry fee is $50 per boat. There is also an optional $10 big bass fund.A late fee of $10 will be charged to any team entering the tournament after 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3.Prize money is 75 percent payback awarded to the first five places. A 100percent payback will be awarded to the first two places of the big bass fund. Only one award per stringer will be allowed.Applications and fees can be mailed to Ricky Bourgeois, P.O. Box 1122,Gramercy, LA 70052, (225) 869-3393 or Arthur Murry (225) 869-5508.

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #15 will host its annual fund raising golf tournament at Fashion Golf and Country Club, Saturday, Nov. 4.The four-man scramble tournament is scheduled for 1 p.m., with a lunchbeing served at noon. Each $50 donation will provide one person withlunch, green fee, cart and two tickets for an annual dance to be held at 9 p.m. Hole sponsorships are also available for $100. All proceeds support the lodge, which benefits such things as Police Memorial Services, DWI Public Awareness programs, Louisiana Eastern Seals, Special Olympics Torch Run and assistance for distressed officers.

For more information, contact Craig Petit at (504) 783-2801 or Patrick Yoes at (504) 783-1355.

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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