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.
Friday, May 16-Sunday, May 18: The 14th annual Southeastern Traditional Championships at Robin Hood Archery Club in Elberton, Ga. For more information, call John Hood at (706) 746-9987.
Registration for The Family Y's coed youth baseball program for children 4 to 11 years old is scheduled at Wheeler Branch through Saturday, April 5. Registration hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Games begin in May. Program levels include T-Ball School, T-Ball, Machine Pitch I and II. Family Y membership is required. For more information, call (706) 738-6678 or go to www.thefamilyy.org.
Saturday, April 12: Tryout camp for placement in independent and international baseball leagues at 9 a.m. at Frank Seabolt Field in Ringgold, Ga. Register on-line at www.eteamz.com/tryoutcamp. For more information, call (770) 984-0295.
Friday, May 23-Sunday, May 25: Columbia County Stars will hold a USSSA 12-and-under tournament at Diamond Lakes Complex. The fee is $300 and two balls per game, with a three-game guarantee. For more information, call Billy Gamblin at 798-6226 or Jeff Rice at 722-7704.
Friday, May 23-Sunday, May 25: The Columbia County Stars are holding a 12-, 11- and 10-and-under USSSA Stars Invitational Tournament, at Diamond Lakes Sports Complex. Four games are guaranteed, and USSSA rules will be used. Entry fee is $300 and two balls per game. For more information, call Billy Gamblin at 798-6226 or 556-1035, Jeff Rice at 722-7704 or 650-1844.
The Martinez Lumberjacks 11 & under traveling team is looking for a few serious players. For more information, call (706) 868-0780.
The Bettis Dodgers are looking for players. For more information, call Roosevelt Scott at (706) 733-8358.
The East Georgia Dawgs travel baseball team is looking for three 12-and-under pitchers. They also need two more pitchers for the 13-and-under team. Players need to be able to play their positions. Cut off date for birthday is Aug. 1. For more information, call Gary Webb at (706) 825-8094 or (706) 556-2662.
Basic Baseball with Tony Miller is offering preseason instructions and workouts for players 10 and older. For more information, call (706) 790-9531 or (706) 951-8749.
West Augusta Little League signups are each Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the West Augusta Little League Complex through Saturday, March 22. For more information, call Roger Wilkinson at (706) 364-9240.
Sunday, June 29: The South Eastern Baseball Showcase will be at 10 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.
Monday, April 7-Friday, April 11: Buck Harris Spring Break Basketball Clinic at Christenberry Fieldhouse from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $100. For more information, call Buck Harris at (706) 731-7914 or e-mail email@example.com.
Applications are being evaluated for The Ten Star All-Star Summer Basketball Camp, an invitation-only camp. Boys and girls 10-19 are eligible. For more information, call (704) 373-0873.
Saturday, April 12: There will be a three-on-three tournament for ages 12-14, 15-18 and adult in Savannah, Ga. All teams are guaranteed three games. Entry fee is $88 per four-player team. For more information, call Scott Paulson at (803) 781-3792, (610) 308-1303 or go to www.1hundredpercent.org.
Saturday, April 12: A full-court five-on-five tournament for ages 18 and older will be held in Savannah, Ga. All teams are guaranteed three games. Entry fee is $140 per seven-player team. For more information, call Scott Paulson at (803) 781-3792, (610) 308-1303 or go to www.1hundredpercent.org.
Monday, June 23-Friday, June 27: Fast Break Camp at Augusta Prep Day School. Cost is $60. Girls session runs from 8 a.m. to noon, boys session from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call Kevin Furtado at (706) 863-1906, ext. 374.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, April 22-Sunday, April 27 Tour de Georgia, a week-long professional race through Georgia. The inaugural will begin April 22 with time trials in Savannah. The road portion of the race will begin at 10 a.m. April 23 in Augusta and will continue through April 27 through Pine Mountain, Rome, Dalton and Gainesville before ending in Atlanta. About 150 racers will cycle more than 120 miles for four consecutive days. The event will feature a bike swap and auction, a 10-mile family fun ride for $5 and a celebrity bike race. There will be a volunteers orientation and marshal training at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 24 at the Julian Smith BBQ pit. For more information, call (706) 722-8326.
The National Kicking Service will conduct football place-kicking and punting camps from New England to Florida: Stetson University, DeLand, Fla. June 16-18; Catawba College, Salisbury, N.C., June 20-22; Darlington School, Rome, Ga., June 24-26; Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA, July 11-13; Monmouth University, West Long Branch, N.J., July 7-9; and McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland, July 17-19. For more information, call National Kicking Service at (800) 660-7176 or go to www.kickpunt.com.
Monday: The eighth annual Triple Crown Golf Classic at Woodside Plantation Golf Club in Aiken will have a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. All entries must be received by Wednesday, March 26. For more information, call (803) 641-4152.
Monday, April 21: The Military Officers Association of America and Houndslake Country Club in Aiken will hold a benefit tournament for the Augusta VAMC. Four-player captain choice is open to men and women. Entry fee is $75. Check in at 8:45 a.m. with shotgun start at 9:30. Deadline for registration is Friday, April 18. For more information including an entry form, call (803) 648-2595 or e-mail email@example.com.
Thursday, April 24: The Greater Augusta Eagle Club tournament will be held at The River Golf Club in North Augusta. It will be captain's choice format with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Fee is $79 per player. Registration deadline is Friday, April 18. For more information, call Randy Griffin at (706) 210-2010, Wayne Bissell at (706) 738-6990 or Tammy Shepherd at (706) 855-0671.
Sunday, June 22-Thursday, June 26: The 2003 Puggy Blackmon All-American Junior Golf School for boys and girls ages 11 through high school graduation at the University Club in Blytewood, S.C. Cost is $550 for day-campers and $900 for overnight campers. If register before April 15, cost is $500 for day-campers and $800 for overnight campers. For more information, call (803) 777-7054, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.uscsports.com.
The Cobb Cup, a team handball event sponsored by the Georgia Games, will be held in Cobb County on Saturday, May 3-Sunday, May 4. The District Sports Festivals will also take place from May to June. The Georgia Games Championships will be Friday, July 11-Sunday, July 20, in the Greater Metro Atlanta Area. Finally, the Run for Life will be held at Life University on Saturday, Aug. 2. For more information, call (770) 528-3580.
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.
Saturday, April 19: The Python Power League of Augusta presents the Georgia State Drug Free powerlifting championships at 10 a.m. at the martial arts tournament center at 2608 Peach Orchard Road. Events include bench press only, deadlift only, iron man and full power. Divisions are for men and women, youth 10-13, teenagers 14-16 and 17-19, raw, novice, open, police-fire-military, 33-39 years old and over 40 in 10 year increments. Entry fee is $40, general admission is $3. For more information, call (706) 790-3806 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Search for the Degree Everyman Ironman contest is looking for the everyday person with the passion to put mind and body to the ultimate challenge. Essays of no more than 100 words may be submitted at www.degreeironman.com or mailed to Search for the Degree Everyman Ironman Contest, P.O. Box 282, Wilton, CT, 06897-0282. All e-mail entries must be received by 12:59 a.m. Wednesday, April 30; written entries must be postmarked by Thursday, April 24, and received by April 30. For more information, go to www.degreeironman.com or call Joanna Vallecillo at (408) 558-3627 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 5: The Oracle, predict your time 5k at Lake Olmstead BBQ pit. Start time is 8:30 a.m.. Entry fee is $3. For more information, call Robb Denmark at (706) 210-9442 or go to www.augustastriders.org.
Mountain High Running Camp is offering scholarships for its upcoming summer sessions. The camp will be held in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains near Tallulah Falls, Ga., July 7-12 and July 14-19. Each week limits 100 campers. For more information, call Scott Simmons at (800) 777-0750.
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.
The Augusta Arsenal Soccer Club is looking for experienced players for their 12-and-under Gunners (boys) roster for the spring season. For more information, call Kevin O'Kula at 868-7501.
Columbia County Lady Patriots 11-and-under and 13-and-under girls team are looking for experienced players to fill roster for Spring Season. For more information, call Andrew Hammer (U-11) or Tim Shultz (U-13) at 855-9025.
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.
Friday, April 4-Sunday, April 6: NSA Worth Summer Slam Series for Class C, D, E. Four Tournament series in Florence, S.C. Entry fee is $200. For more information, call George Hatchell at (843) 229-1883 or go to www.southcarolinasa.com.
Friday, April 11-Sunday, April 13: Third annual NSA TPS/Players Sporting Goods Invitational for Class C & D in Roch Hill, S.C. Double SC NSA points for this tournament. First teams to enter will be last teams to play. Entry fee is $190. For more information, call Archel Mullinax (864) 487-4764 or Jimmy Sutton at (803) 329-1709 or go to www.southcarolinasa.com.
Friday, April 11-Sunday, April 13: NSA Camden Invitational for Class C, D, E & women & church in Camden, S.C. For more information, call David Branham (803) 438-8813 or go to www.southcarolinasa.com.
Friday, April 18-Sunday, April 20: NSA Fort Jackson Invitational for Class D, E & Black American at Fort Jackson, S.C. For more information, call Mike Belton at (803) 556-1981 or go to www.southcarolinasa.com.
Saturday, April 19: ASA Fast Pitch Tour for girls 18-, 16-, 14-, 12- and 10-and-under at Diamond Lakes Sports Complex. Four games guaranteed. Entry fee is $250. For more information, call Jose Cruz at (706) 231-2471 or Woody Meadows at (706) 951-8036 or e-mail email@example.com.
Saturday, April 19: ASA Church Qualifier at Diamond Lakes Sports Complex. Entry fee is $140. Four bids will be given to the ASA Church National Tournament to be held in Augusta. For more information, call Roger at the Augusta Recreation & Parks Department at 842-2682.
Friday, April 25-Sunday, April 27: NSA Worth Summer Slam Series for Class C, D & E in Aiken. Four tournament series. For more information, call David Branham at (803) 438-8813 or go to www.southcarolinasa.com.
Friday, May 2-Sunday, May 4: NSA Worth Summer Slam Series for Class C, D & E in Rock Hill, S.C. Four tournament series. For more information, call Jimmy Sutton at (803) 329-1709 or go to www.southcarolinasa.com.
The Augusta Flash 14-and-under fast-pitch travel teams is holding tryouts for a couple of players. Experience and dedication a must. For more information, call Jeff Towe at (706) 868-8485 or (706) 771-5618.
The Aiken-Augusta Swim League is holding clinics for anyone interested in learning more about strokes, turns and starts. The clinic will be Monday, March 31-Thursday, April 3, at USC Aiken from 4-5 p.m., and at Augusta State from 6-7 p.m. Cost is $40 for four sessions. For more information, call Ken Heis at (803) 613-0202 or go to www.swimasl.org.
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 Monday at Wilson Branch. Coed recreational leagues are open to players 16 years and older, of all ability levels. B League is composed of beginner-average players and BB League includes average-above average players. Games are Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-10 p.m. League play begins Monday, April 14, in the Wilson Branch gymnasium. Family Y membership is required. The first 16 teams (six players or more) make up the league. For more information, call (706) 733-1030 or go to www.thefamilyy.org.
Thursday, July 17-Sunday, July 20: Third annual Greenbrier High camp at the school gym from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for any girl in grades sixth through ninth. Entry fee is $50. For more information, call coach Born at (706) 650-6043, ext. 220.