River Region Sports Notes and Information

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 30, 2005


LaPlace area junior golfers ages 11-18 are invited to compete in the Turnberry Open at The Moors Golf Course in Milton, Florida on Saturday-Sunday, July 16th-17th. The two-day, 36-hole tournament is sanctioned and ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard and hosted by the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour.  Registration deadline is Saturday, July 9th at 6:00 P.M.  Please call 850-243-6333 or register to join the tour online at www.arrowheadjgt.com.


The St. Charles Catholic 2005 Youth Football Camp is set for July 18-21. Camp runs from 8:30-11:30 daily for ages 7-13. Cost is $50. Camp includes instruction at all positions, pro demonstrations, weight training, camp t-shirt, highlight films, “Iron Boy” contest, touch football games, skill tests, races and punt pass and kick contest. Registration is 7:30-8:30 a.m. Monday July 18. For more information call 652-3029.


Football registration for the Heat Youth Organization is set for the 2005 football season. For ages 6-12. Registration is set for June 20-24 and July 11-15 at Regala Park from 5:30-7:30. Cost is $60 per player ($40 registration fee, $20 practice uniform you get to keep). For more information or would like to be a part of our program contact Raffeal Neal at 985-497-8953.


NEW ORLEANS – For the fourth consecutive summer, the New Orleans Hornets will host free basketball clinics for children at locations throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. Sponsored by Ochsner Clinic Foundation and Hibernia National Bank, these clinics are open to children ages 7 to 14.

“Summer is a great time for us to share the game of basketball with kids”, said Hornets team president Paul Mott. “We’re pleased to welcome Ochsner and Hibernia to our Summer Hoops team, and with their help we look forward to once again reaching out to thousands of children across the region.”

Pre-registration is required, and forms are available at hornets.com, the Hornets Sales Center at the New Orleans Arena, and the locations listed below. Space is limited to 200 kids per half-day session, with 7-to-10 year-olds participating in the morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 11-to-14

year-olds participating in the afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The Summer Hoops Tour will begin in New Orleans on July 11th at Joe Brown Playground and conclude at the Alario Center in Westwego on August 8th. A complete tour schedule is provided at hornets.com, the officall site of the New Orleans Hornets.

Date City Location

Monday, July 11 New Orleans Joe Brown Playground

Tuesday, July 12 Mandeville Pelican Park

Wednesday, July 13 Gonzales Lamar Dixon YMCA

Tuesday, July 19 New Orleans Dillard University

Wednesday, July 20 New Orleans Dillard University

Monday, July 25 Thibodaux Thibodaux High School

Tuesday, July 26 Algiers Cutoff Playground

Wednesday, July 27* Hammond Southeastern La. Univ.

Friday, July 29 Biloxi, MS Biloxi High School

Monday, August 1 Slidell Fritchie Park

Tuesday, August 2 Baton Rouge Louisiana Leadership Institute

Wednesday, August 3 Kenner Muss Bertolino Center

Thursday, August 4 Buras Buras High School

Friday, August 5 Chalmette Chalmette High School

Monday, August 8 Westwego Alario Center

*Both age groups will participate in the 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. session in