Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 6, 2000

L’Observateur / December 6, 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.

The St. Charles Catholic Christmas Baseball Camp will be held Dec.27-29 at the school from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost of the camp is$60. For more information contact Paul Waguespack at 652-3029 or 725-0962.

The St. John Parish Louisiana Hurricanes of the North AmericanFootball League are looking for players with college experience. Playersmust be willing to commit to three practices a week. Please send name,age, date of birth, height, weight, position, college or university attended, phone number to St. John Parish Louisiana Hurricanes, P.O. Box 757,LaPlace, LA 70069-0757. A Hurricanes tryout combine will be held in thespring. Time and place will be announced at a later date.

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 $44 and entitles the cardholder to play a total of 61 rounds of golf among the participating courses – Audubon, Bayou Barriere, Colonial, Colonial Acres, Golf Club of New Orleans at Eastover, Ellendale, Lakewood, Oak Harbor, Ormond, Pinewood, Stonebridge and Timberlane. Supporters of the gold card will also receive a complimentaryJunior Achievement golf towel. The card is valid from Jan. 1 through Dec.31, 2001.

Proceeds from the Golf Sampler Card benefit Junior Achievement’s K-12 in-school free enterprise programs. This year alone, Junior Achievementand its 1,000 volunteers will teach more than 30,000 local students in over 160 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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