Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga., 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published each Sunday, and must be in the office by the Thursday prior to publication.
May 18-30: 12th annual Southeastern Traditional Championship in Elbert County, Ga. For more information, call John Hood at (706) 283-4878 or (706) 746-9987.
Applications are being accepted for the 21st annual Robert Sapp Baseball Camp at Sweetwater Park in Thomson, Ga., May 28-June 1. The camp last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is for boys ages 7-14. Cost is $100. Call the Thomson Recreation Department at (706) 595-2152.
The Kenny Thomas Baseball Camp will be held at USC Aiken June 11-15 and June 23-27. Athletes will be given the opportunity to work on fundamentals (fielding, throwing, batting and base running) with USC Aiken coaches and players. Athletes have the option of attending camp for a half-day or a full day. The camp is for ages 6-15 and the cost is $105/half-day, Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or $ 155/full day Mondays - Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-noon. Call 641-3410 for more information. Register early for a price discount.
The City of Aiken is looking for people who are interested in officiating Dixie Youth Baseball (Minors 9-10). You must be at least 17 years of age in order to apply. We are also looking for umpires 18 years or older to umpire Dixie Baseball (11 through 18yrs. of age). In order to umpire Dixie Baseball you must take a test to become certified. On Thursday, March 29, 2001 we will be having a Minor League (9-10 years) Umpires Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Citizens Park. Following that will be an umpire's certification (no charge). For more information on the Dixie Baseball Umpiring, please contact Stephen Gavin at (803) 648-4240. For more information on the Youth Baseball League (Minor 9-10yrs) Umpiring, please contact Carlos Otero at (803) 642-7651.
April 29: The Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. will be holding the Greek Basketball Challenge at 3 p.m. at the North Augusta High School Gym. Tickets are $3 at the door. There will be two games, one pitting Kappa Alpha Psi against Alpha Phi Alpha and the main event which pits Omega Psi Phi vs. Phi Beta Sigma.
May 3: Georgia Southern Greater Augusta Eagle Club spring banquet, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 6:15 p.m. Football coach Paul Johnson will be guest speaker. Advance tickets only. For more information, contact Tammy Shepherd at (706) 855-0671 or e-mail TammyGShepherd@alumni.gasou.edu
May 8: The Augusta Georgia Bulldog Club will hold its annual meeting at Sacred Heart Cultural Center at 6 p.m. Football coach Mark Richt will be the featured speaker. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 day of the meeting. Call Philip Kelly at 736-1737 or Mike Harley at (706) 364-3234.
May 4-5: Aiken Boxing Club is presenting the S.C. State Junior Olympic Championships at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and the event will be held at the Aiken High School Gym. Call Leroy and Wanda Green at (803) 641-6941.
June 12: Augusta Boxing Club Scholarship Banquet, 6 p.m., Julian Smith Barbecue Pit, Milledgeville Road.
June 16: East District Georgia Games championship, Warren Road Gym, 7 p.m. For more information, call (706) 733-7533.
The United Carolina Flag Football is taking registration for its summer and fall leagues. For more information, call (864) 284-6633 or e-mail www.ucffl.com. Individuals interested in becoming a UCFFL referee can call (864) 297-1752.
April 30: Jessica Lynne Carpenter Memorial Tournament, The Aiken Golf Club. Four-person Captain's Choice format with shotgun start at 10 a.m. Entry fee: $50 pre-registered by April 23, $55 after April 23. For more information or to register, contact Steve Smith at the Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (803) 642-7558.
May 3, June 21: USSSA Golf National qualifier, Goshen Plantation. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Four-man scramble (open, no handicap required) and four-man handicap. Entry fee for May tournament is $300 per team. For more information, contact Bob at (706) 595-2152 or 595-8136.
May 19-20: Regions Cup, Gordon Uhl/Golf Capital Invitational, Midland Valley Country Club, Graniteville, S.C.
May 21:First Chamber Golf Classic, The River Club, North Augusta. Captain's choice format with 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. shotgun starts. Fees: $300 per team for Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce members; $400 for non-Chamber members. For more information, contact Amy Bryan at (706) 821-1300.
June 9: Fourth annual ASOC tournament, Forest Hills Golf Club, captain's choice format, 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Cost: $55 (includes meal) - $60 after June 3. For more information, contact Charles Garner Jr. at (706) 868-0901 (work) or (706) 785-8899 (beeper).
June 9-10: Regions Cup, Jones Creek Classic at the Club at Jones Creek.
June 16-17: Regions Cup, Persimmon Hill/North Augusta Exchange Club Classic.
The Thomson-McDuffie Recreation Department is now taking registration through May 25 for its golf camp for boys and girls ages 9-10. Cost is $10 per person. Call the recreation office at (706) 595-2152.
Recreational class teaching tumbling and balance beam skills. The class is for boys and girls, ages 4-10. The cost is $22 per month for Aiken City residents and $39.50 per month for all others. Classes meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the Weeks Center. Call (803) 642-7631 to register.
May 4-6: Second annual Family Fitness Weekend, Wildwood Park in Columbia County. Friday, May 4, 5K Trail Run, 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 5, EMS Adventure Race, featuring 10-mile mountain bike course, 2-mile canoe/kayak, and 4-mile trail run, 8 a.m.; Saturday, May 5, swim, 1-mile fresh water late swim, 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 6, triathlon, five-tenths mile swim, 14.6 mile bike, 3.1 mile run, 7 a.m.; Sunday, May 6, Sprint for kids, 100-yard lake swim, 3-mile bike, five-tenths mile run, 10 a.m. To register or for more information, call the Greater Augusta Sports Council at (706) 722-8326 or www.palmtreesprotsclub.com.
May 5: The USC Aiken Athletic Department will be holding a sports auction from 7-10 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. Cost is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Contact Brad Fields at (803) 641-3252.
June 18-22: Southeast Junior Games, for boys and girls (separate competition), ages 6-18. Individual sports - golf, swimming and road race; team sports - basketball, soccer, boys baseball and girls softball. For more information, call (803) 278-2434 or e-mail Ctheace@aol.com
Roller Hockey of Augusta is now registering players for the Summer Adult League (April-August). Interested players, 16 years and older, can register Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. until noon at the RHA rink on Central Avenue behind Daniel Village. For more information, contact Jim Menghi at (706) 868-1672.
May 17: Third annual Augusta "Log-A-Load for Kids" sporting clay shoot, Pinetucky Gun Club, Camp Josey Road, 2-6 p.m. Entry fee: $50. Entry deadline: May 11. Proceeds to benefit Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center. For more information, call Cheryl Grace at (706) 721-3302.
May 5-6: NSA Men's B, C, D, E; Coed All Classes Softball Tournament. Contact Roger Wolf at (803) 644-3224.
May 12-13: SSAA Men's C, D, E Invitational. Contact Joe Sheffield at (843) 662-2430.
May 12: USSSA Men's B, C, D May Jam, Diamond Lakes Complex. Entry fee: $155. Contact Cap at (706) 738-0723 or Bob at (706) 595-8136 or 595-2152.
May 19-20: NSA Men's C, D, E and Women's - All Classes Softball Tournament. Contact Roger Wolf at (803) 644-3224.
May 26: USSSA Men's C and D Powerade Classic, Sweetwater Park. Entry fee: $155. Contact Cap at (706) 738-0723 or Bob at (706) 595-8136 or 595-2152.
May 26-28: USSSA Women's Spring Fling Softball NIT All Classes; Black American Men's Softball. Contact Danny Crews at (803) 755-3964.
Aiken-Augusta Swim League is conducting swim clinics for anyone interested in learning more about strokes, turns and starts. Clinic II will be May 6 and 13 at USC Aiken 3-4 p.m. and at Augusta State from 5-6 p.m. Cost: $40 for four sessions. For more information, call (803) 613-0202 or see www.swimasl.org
The City of Aiken Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a registration for swimming lessons (at Smith-Hazel Pool) at Citizens Park starting on May 16. Cost is $20 per session for in-city residents and there will be additional fees for out-of-towners. For more information, call (803) 642-7760.
The Aiken Table Tennis Club meets at the H.O. Weeks Center on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Players of any skill level and age are welcome. For more information on the club and membership dues call 502-0052.
May 5-6: "Kick My Grass" triples and doubles competition at The Family Y Wilson Center, Wheeler Road. Men's and women's divisions. Registration fee: $12 per person through May 1, $15 after May 1. For more information, contact Rod McAmis at (706) 733-1030.