Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 11, 2000

L’Observateur / November 11, 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 today 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 are EricDavis of the St. Louis Cardinals, Trenidad Hubbard of the Baltimore Orioles,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 East St. John Lady Cats basketball team is holding Junior HighNight for its season opener against carver Monday night. All junior highschool students, public and private, will be admitted free with an ID. Tip-off isscheduled for 7 p.m.

The St. John Parish Recreation Department is currently holdingregistration for Biddy Basketball for ages 7-13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in theRecreation Department office in the Percy Hebert Building. The deadline isNov. 17. For more information, call Errol Manuel at (504) 652-6569.

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 Second Annual Pirate Basketball Tournament will be held Thursday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Albert Cammon Middle Schoolgym.

Teams competing are Cammon, Hurst, Martin, Landry, West St. John,Godchaux, Garyville and Rummel. Games will be held 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 30 and 9a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 2. Admission is $2 for students and $3 for adults.Concessions will be available.

The Southern Starz 14U fastpitch softball team is currently holding tryouts for the 2001 season. For more information please contact DelbertRutherford 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 inMiami 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. Bothfacilities 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 are awardedon a first-come, first-serve basis. Younger players not yet in high schoolmay 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 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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