River Region Sports Notes, Events and Information
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 5, 2005
FOOTBALL OFFICALS NEEDED
The South Central Football Association is presently recruiting NEW football officals for the upcoming season. If you are interested in becoming an official, there will be a meeting at Thibodaux High School on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. We cover the River Parishes, Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche, Terrebonne and St. Mary Parishes. For more information, you may contact June Aucoin, assignment secretary at 985-637-9637 or Hank Vicknair at 225-413-2317.
GOLF TOURNAMENT SET
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.
COMETS FOOTBALL CAMP SET
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.
HEAT YOUTH ORGANIZATION
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.
SUMMER HOOPS COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
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 below.
Monday, July 11
Joe Brown Playground, New Orleans
Wednesday, July 13 Lamar Dixon YMCA, Gonzales
Tuesday, July 19
Dillard University, New Orleans
Wednesday, July 20
Dillard University, New Orleans
Monday, July 25 Thibodaux High School, Thobodaux
Tuesday, July 26
Cutoff Playground, Algiers
Wednesday, July 27* Southeastern La. Univ., Hammond
Tuesday, August 2
Louisiana Leadership Institute, Kenner
Wednesday, August 3 Muss Bertolino Center, Kenner
Thursday, August 4 Buras High School, Buras
Monday, August 8
Alario Center, Westwego
*Both age groups will participate in the 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. session in Hammond.