Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 8, 2000

L’Observateur / November 8, 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 will be held Saturday at the Arcuri Center on Cambridge Drive in LaPlace from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m.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.

The Knights of Columbus 2436 Turkey Shoot will be held Sunday at East St. John High School beginning at 11 a.m. The cost is $1.50 a shot.

The Destrehan Basketball Camp will be held Monday, Nov. 20, toWednesday, Nov. 22, at the Destrehan gym from 9 a.m. till noon. For moreinformation, contact Joe Schick at 764-9946.

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 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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