Originally created 01/26/03

Area sports announcements

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.


  • Saturday, Feb. 1-Sunday, Feb. 2: The Atlanta Braves will hold their annual Braves Winter FanFest at Turner Field from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 14 and under, and $5 for seniors. Attractions include interactive games, player autographs, and tours of Turner Field, including the clubhouse and museum. For more information, call the Atlanta Braves Foundation Event Hotline at (404) 614-1536.
  • Sunday, June 29: The South Eastern Baseball Showcase will be at 9 a.m. at Luther Williams Field in Macon, Ga., for high school classes of 2004-2005. For more information, call (770) 984-0295 or go to www.angelfire.com/sports/showcase.
  • Basketball

  • Applications are being evaluated for The Ten Star All-Star Summer Basketball Camp, an invitation-only camp. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible. For more information, call (704) 373-0873.
  • Mid America Youth Basketball 2003 Summer Schedule is available at www.mayb.com. Youth tournaments for fourth- and 12th-grade boys and girls. For more information, call (316) 284-0354 or e-mail mayb@mayb.com.
  • Flag football

  • The Family Y's Flag Football program for children ages 5-12 will hold registration until Tuesday, at the Southside Branch. Registration is Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; and fees are $25 for Family Y Metro Members, $30 for Branch Members and $35 for Bronze Members. The eight-week session will be March 17-May 10. For more information, call Basail Mack at (706) 738-6680.
  • Golf

  • Today: The First Tee of Augusta Super Bowl Scramble begins with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. The format is a two-person (pro or amateur) scramble, medal play, 18 holes gross. The cost is $200 per team, and the field is limited to the first 16 teams. For more information, contact The First Tee of Augusta.
  • Lacrosse

  • The Aiken-Augusta Lacrosse Club is looking for boys, girls, men and women athletes for the spring season of February through May. Experience is not required. For more information, call (706) 733-4271 or (706) 854-1908.
  • Miscellaneous

  • Monday, Feb. 3-Friday, Feb. 21: Thomson-McDuffie Recreation Department will hold registration for baseball, softball and T-ball for boys and girls ages 7 to 17. The cost is $25 per person; $40 for out of county residents. For more information, call Mattie Hobbs at 595-2152.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11: The Greater Augusta Sports Awards Gala at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta with guest speaker Dan Reeves of the Atlanta Falcons. The Greater Augusta Sports Council will honor Mark Mariscal of the University of Colorado, winner of the third annual Ray Guy Award for College Punter of the Year, as well as Dustin Colquitt of the University of Tennessee and Glenn Pakulak of University of Kentucky. Local recipients of the 2002 Greater Augusta Medals for Excellence in Sports will also be honored. Tickets are $60 for individuals and $470 for a table of eight. For more information, call (706) 722-8326.
  • Outdoors

  • Thursday, Feb. 6: The North Augusta chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its second annual Super Fund Banquet at 6 p.m. at the North Augusta Community Center. Tickets are $45 per person or $75 per couple. For more information, call (803) 278-7217.
  • Rugby

  • The Augusta Rugby team is recruiting players. The team practices from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Richmond Academy. For more information, go to www.augustarubgy.org.
  • Soccer

  • Monday, Feb. 10: TST Coaching Clinic at Citizens Park in Aiken will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Registration is free to all Citizens Park coaches. For more information, call (803) 642-7761.
  • Saturday, Feb. 15: TST Skills Camp at Citizens Park in Aiken will be from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5-18. Registration fee is $25, and all campers need to bring cleats, shin guards and a ball. For more information, call (803) 642-7761.
  • 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.
  • Softball

  • Saturday, Feb. 1: The Georgia Rockers 10-and-under girls fast-pitch team is looking for committed players. For tryout information, call Tom Tracy at (706) 860-1917.
  • Sunday, Feb. 2: The Wild Thangs traveling team will hold tryouts for 16-and-under and 14-and-under at 2 p.m. at Patriots Park. For more information, call Steve Schultz at 541-1824 or Jim Borum at 860-9489.
  • Monday, March 3: Spring Softball Leagues at Diamond Lakes begin. The eight-game season includes elimination tournament and is open to men's open, church, 40 and over and co-ed divisions. For more information, call Roger at the Augusta Recreation & Parks Department at 842-2682.
  • The Dominators 14-and-under fast-pitch team has several positions open for the 2003 season. To schedule a tryout or for more information, call Mike Duffie at (706) 650-8706 or Paul Arrington at (706) 547-0369.
  • The Dominators 12-and-under girls fast-pitch team is looking for players. Players should be highly skilled and have a good attitude. For more information, call Jeff Munnerlyn at (706) 650-2788.
  • The Dominators 14-and-under girls fast-pitch team is looking for players. For more information, call Mike Duffie at (706) 650-8706 or Paul Arrington at (706) 547-0369.
  • Tennis

  • 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 new tennis school for children ages 5-12 will be held until Tuesday at the Southside Branch. The program will teach basic tennis skills from March 17-May 10. Registration is held Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Fees are $25 for Family Y Metro Members, $30 for Branch Members and $35 for Bronze Members. For more information, call Basail Mack at (706) 738-6680.
  • Water sports

  • Through Thursday, Feb. 13: The Family Y's winter aquatics session I is set at the Wheeler Branch Indoor Aquatics Center. Classes are offered in six-week sessions. Member fees vary by type of class. For more information, call (706) 738-6678 or go to www.thefamilyy.org.

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