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 weekly.
Aug. 31: "The Dog Days 100" will be held at Burke County Speedway in Waynesboro, Ga. There will be 20 lap feature races in all classes. Gates open at 6 p.m., races begin at 8 p.m. For more information, call Scott Walton at (706) 860-8051 or Richard Story at (706) 592-2900.
The Columbia County Stars, a 12-year-old boys USSSA traveling baseball team, will be holding tryouts for the 2003 season. The season starts Sept. 2 and runs through Aug. 3, 2003. For more information, call Billy Gamblin at 556-1035 after 6 p.m.
Oct. 4-6: Athletes for Better Education will hold a basketball tournament at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, Ga. There will be different age groups for boys and girls. Each team is guaranteed three or four games at a cost of $175 or $200 respectively. The deadline is Sept. 20. For more information, call Jason Bieber at (610) 916-0223 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Andre Wright at (478) 445-1777.
Sept. 28-Oct. 5:Twenty-eighth National PAL Boxing Championships, Warren Road Community Center. Three divisions - Open, 12 weight classes (17-34 years); Junior Olympic - Senior Division, 15-16 years; intermediate division, 13-14 years.
Sept. 6: The Columbia County Recreation Department will play host to an NFL Gatorade Punt, Pass & Kick competition at Patriots Park Royal Soccer Field at 6 p.m. For more information, call Gary Tam at (706) 863-7523 or 312-7409.
Augusta semi-professional minor-league team is looking for volunteer cheerleaders and coaches. For more information, call Robert Jenkins at 798-0264 or 794-2882.
The United Carolina Flag Football League is now accepting registration for its fall season. Leagues begin Sept. 8. To register, call (864) 284-6633 or e-mail email@example.com.
Aug. 29: Tenth annual Christmas for Charities tournament at Forest Hills Golf Club. Format is four person Lauderdale and cost is $60 per person. Lunch at noon, shotgun start at 1 p.m. For more information, call Diane Morris (706) 738-7082 or Pat Campbell at (706) 860-4136.
Sept. 8: Augusta Charter American Singles Golf Association Second annual Golf Classic at Forest Hills Golf Club Format is Captain's Choice. Cost is $55 (includes meal), $60 after Aug. 31. For more information, call Charles Garner Jr. 868-0901 or 785-8899.
Sept. 9: Seventh annual Georgia Golf Hall of Fame at Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee. There is a 30 team limit and registration deadline is Sept. 5. Payment must accompany reservation. For more information and directions, visit www.gghf.org.
Sept. 9: Fifteenth annual United Way Golf Tournament at Woodside Plantation Country Club. Entry fee is $360 per team. For more information including registration, contests and shotgun start, call Charlie Snead at (803) 952-7543.
Sept. 16: Eleventh annual Young Life Golf Marathon at Midland Valley to benefit the high school ministry of Young Life. 18 and 54 hole formats with individual and team prizes. For more information, call 733-2507.
Sept. 16: Walton Foundation Independence, Inc. 2002 Golf Classic at Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club. This is an amateur event, and no professionals are eligible. It will be a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Registration is $1,000 ($250 per player). To register on-line visit www.wrh.org or mail application and payment to P.O. Box 146, Augusta, Ga., 30903. For more information, call (706) 823-8526 or (706) 826-5809.
Sept. 18: Pink Ribbon Co-Ed Classic at Pointe South Golf Club with special guest Mitzi Edge. Lunch and registration will be from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. For cost and registration information, call Carol Morris at (706) 592-5705.
Sept. 20-22: Masters City Golf Association 19th annual Golf Classic at Forest Hills Golf Club. It will be an individual 36 hole stroke play, flights determined after 18 holes of play with 12 amateur flights. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Optional Florida Ball (2-person select shot), Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. For more information, call Arthur McKenzie at (706) 868-5938, Vic Wheeler (706) 796-6790, Climent Gardner (706) 798-5798, Sam Barnes (706) 790-7194, Kent Spruill (706) 798-5311 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 3 Tenth annual Bionic Golf Invitational, Houndslake Country Club, Aiken. Qualifications: Golfer must have had a joint (hip, knee, ankle, etc.) replaced, amputees, and all prosthetics. For more information, call Jerry Grisham at (706) 228-3007.
Oct. 7: 2002 E-Z-GO Boys & Girls Club Golf Classic at Woodside Plantation County Club. Entry fee is $600 per team and the registration deadline is Sept. 2. For more information, call Michelle Ansley (706) 771-4677 or (706) 241-5855.
The Augusta Ice Sports Center is offering "Skate With Us" group classes for all ages. Eight-week session, which begins Aug. 19 to Oct. 12, will meet once a week for 30 minutes, and includes one free public skate session per week. For more information, call (706) 863-0061, Ext. 5.
The Augusta Ice Hockey Association will be registering youth player's age 4 to 18 years for the fall season. Registration will be at the Augusta Ice Sports Center daily starting Aug. 10. For more information, call Beth Sammons at (706) 793-0080 or John Crerar at (706) 863-0061, ext. 208.
High school, college, military and post-college athletes interested in playing lacrosse are urged to call (706) 854-1908 or (706) 733-4271 for more information.
Sept. 7: New Life Worship Center present the Third annual Remote Car Race from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other events will be a basketball shoot-out, cake auction, egg relay, sack race and tug-o-war. For more information, call 790-4536.
Anyone interested in coaching girls fast-pitch, youth football, youth soccer or cheerleading should fill out a coach's application at the Thomson-McDuffie Recreation Department on 808 Whiteoak Road during the month of August. For more information, call (706) 595-2152.
The Bulloch Academy athletic department is offering Gator fans the opportunity to purchase athletic passes for the 2002-03 school year. The pass entitles its holder admission to all Bulloch Academy regular-season home events. The cost is $100. For more information, call 764-0707.
Oct. 26: Python Power League's USA Drug Free power lifting championships at Holiday Inn on Gordon Highway. There will be full power, bench press only, deadlift only and ironman competitions with first through 10th places in each weight division and weight class. For more information, call Tee Meyers at (706) 790-3806 or email@example.com.
Sept. 7: The City of Aiken will hold the 25th annual Whiskey Road Race. Participants may register at Citizens Park II, or by mail. There are five races and entry fees are: 10K-$15; 2 mile-$12; 1 mile-$8; 1/2 mile-$5; Tot Trot-$5. Entries postdated after Sept. 2 must add an additional $5 fee. For those registering late, it will be held at H.O. Weeks Center inside Gym #1 on the day of the race, from 6:45 a.m. until 7:15 a.m. The race will begin at 7:30. For more information, call Citizens Park at (803) 642-7761.
"A race for everyone." There will be a 10k run, 2 mile walk, 1 mile kids race, 1/2 -mile kids race and tot trot. All races start and end at the Augusta Museum of History at the corner of Broad Street and Sixth Street. First race begins at 7:45 a.m. Race day registration starts at 7 a.m. Packet pickup will be on Sept. 13 from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. For more information call (706) 737-9114 or visit www.augustastriders.com.
Aug. 26: TST will sponsor a free soccer coaching clinic at the Patriots Park Soccer Complex from 7 p.m to 8 p.m. The clinic is structured toward the recreation level coach. For more information, call 294-5033 or visit www.tstsoccer.com.
Aug. 31: TST will sponsor a soccer skills clinic for recreational players at the Patriots Park Soccer Complex from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $25. For more information, call 294-5033 or visit www.tstsoccer.com.
The Augusta Soccer League is holding registration until Sept. 4 for its Adult 11 vs. 11 league. Individuals and teams welcome. For more information, call 854-0149.
The City of Aiken Recreation Department is seeking individuals at least 16 years old, interested in officiating Youth Spring Coed Soccer (ages 6-18). For more information, call Carlos Atero at (803) 642-7651.
Aug. 27: Adult fall softball meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Aquatics Center on Damascus Road. For more information, call Roger at (706) 771-2642.
Sept. 7: USSSA men's 40-and-over State Tournament, Sweetwater Park. Entry fee: $200. For more information, call Cap at (706) 738-0723 or Bob at (706) 595-8136.
Sept. 7: Dominators 12 and under travel team tryouts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Patriots Park's Softball Complex. All CSRA girls welcome. For more information, call Jeff Munnerlyn at (706) 650-2788.
Sept. 28: USSSA Men's B, C & D fall state tournament and USSSA Women's state at Diamond Lakes. Entry fee is $175. For more information, call Cap at (706) 738-0723 or Bob at (706) 595-2152 or (706) 595-8136.
First Impact is looking for players for a 12-14 year old fast-pitch travel team. For more information, call Jeff Towe at (706) 771-5618 or (706) 868-8485.
Aug. 27-29: Greater Augusta Swimming will hold tryouts for interested swimmers at the Augusta Aquatics Center. Attendance on all three days is required to ensure a fair opportunity for coaches and athletes. Swimmers 11 and under will work from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., 12 and older from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call Russ Eidman at (706) 210-4434, Jeff Rout at (864) 333-2940 or visit www.gasswim.com.
Sept. 7: The USA Team Tennis will hold its registration for its fall 2002 junior tennis league from 9 a.m. and noon at Petersburg Racquet Club. Cost is $12 league fee; $13 for USTA membership. Play will be from Sept. 22 through November and all matches are played on Sunday at 2 p.m. For more information, call Dave Gleason at (706) 860-9288 or Jim Irish at (706) 863-4018 or visit www.csratennis.com.
The Weeks Tennis Center offers group lessons, private lessons, leagues and tournaments for various skill levels. For more information, call the Weeks Tennis Center at (803) 642-7739.
Registration for The Family Y's Adult volleyball league begins Sept. 4 at Wilson Branch at 3570 Wheeler Road and Family Y membership is required. Co-ed recreational leagues are open to players 16 years and older and of all ability levels. B League is composed of beginner to average players and BB League includes average to above average players. Games are Monday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. League begins Sept. 30. Program fee is $175 per team and additional players are $25 per person. For more information, call (706) 733-1030.