Originally created 10/12/03

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.

Baseball

  • The American Amateur Youth Baseball Alliance is looking for players 9 to 16 and coaches for the 2003 All-Star Nationals Program. For more information, go to www.aayba.com or e-mail clwjr28@aol.com.
  • Saturday, Oct. 25-Sunday, Oct. 26: The 2003 Southern Prospect Baseball Showcase at Patriots Park. Entry fee is $165 per participant. The showcase is for ages 13-15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Registration deadline is Oct. 19. For more information, call Mike Brodhecker at (706) 863-7523 or (706) 825-3285 or Kenny Wilkinson at (843) 552-3243.
  • Saturday, Nov. 15: Tryout camp for placement in international and independent leagues at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. The camp is at 10 a.m. and is open to players 18 to 23. For more information, call (770) 984-0295 or www.eteamz.com/tryoutcamp.
  • The National Amateur Baseball Association and the Olive-Harvey College Baseball Team will hold a Dallas/Puerto Rico recruit day exposure showcase tournament, on Wednesday, Nov. 26-Sunday, Nov. 30 and Monday, Dec. 22-Tuesday, Dec. 30. The event is open to the top high school baseball players in the U.S. and players 20-and-under. For more information, call (773) 291-6265.
  • The Georgia Carolina Travel Baseball Association will hold a fall league for travel teams. The league is sanctioned by USSSA and Southern Sports and is for ages 10-, 12- and 14-under. For more information, call Gary Webb at (706) 556-2662 or Rick Davis at (706) 554-0293.
  • The East Georgia Travel Baseball Association is looking for players for its 10-and-under and 12-and-under teams. For more information, call Gary Webb at (706) 556-2662 or Rick Davis at (706) 554-0293.
  • The East Georgia Blaze 13-and-under travel team is looking for three pitchers. For more information, call Gary Webb at (706) 556-2662 or Chad Wiggins at (706) 771-1600.
  • Basketball

  • Tuesday: Citizens Park will offer basketball leagues for men and women ages 18 and older this fall and can participate in Church or Open leagues. There will be an organizational meeting at Citizens Park 2. The church league meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., with the open league meeting to follow at 7. For more information, call (803) 643-4663.
  • Thursday: The Aiken Players will hold a three-day girls tryout for ages 10-13 at 5 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church in Aiken. For more information, call (803) 642-4231.
  • Saturday, Nov. 15: Exposure Camps will hold a training camp in Marietta, Ga. for boys and girls ages 8-14. For more information, call (770) 332-2630 or go to www.exposurecamps.com.
  • Saturday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 23: Best of the Best will hold a youth tournament for boys and girls ages 9-and-under through 14-and-under in Nashville, Tenn. Entry fee is $195 with a three game guarantee. For more information, call (866) 831-2002 or e-mail www.bestofthebestbaskteball.com.
  • Boxing

  • The Augusta Boxing Club will hold its monthly sparring matches at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Harley Davidson Motorcycles on Frontage Road in Martinez.
  • Fencing

  • The Augusta Fencers Club will hold two new classes - one adult and one youth - in beginning foil fencing. The youth class will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. The adult class will meet on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. Ten-week course is $100. For more information, call Dr. Rudy Volkmann at (706) 722-8878.
  • Fishing

  • The American Bass Anglers is open to men, women and anglers 16 years and older with parental consent. Entry fee is $55 for one day tournaments and payments at the ramp will result in a $5 penalty unless for new members. For more information, call Milton Keene at (706) 595-9777 or e-mail justbass26@aol.com.
  • Football

  • Saturday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 23: The second annual Columbia County Football Bowl for ages 9-10 with a weight limit of 120 and 11-12 with a weight limit of 140. Entry fee is $175 per team with a two game guarantee. For more information, call Charlie Blackwell at (706) 831-7638.
  • Golf

  • Friday: United States Association of Christian Athletes will hold a tournament at Cedar Creek Golf Club in Aiken. Shotgun start at 8 a.m., and event is open to all handicaps. For more information, call Craig S. Cameron at (803) 613-9189.
  • Saturday: The Georgia Tech Club of Augusta will hold its seventh annual tournament at Goshen Plantation Golf Course. Format is a four-person Lauderdale with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. For more information, call Don Thorstad at 724-5756 or 733-6263.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21: Doctors Hospital annual Fall Boy Scout Golf Classic. Start time is 11 a.m. Tournament will be Lauderdale format. Entry fee is $275 per team; $75 for individual. For more information, call Neal Scott or Ted Johnson at (706) 733-5277.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21: United States Association of Christian Athletes will hold a tournament at Goshen Plantation Golf Course. Shotgun start at 8 a.m., and event is open to all handicaps. For more information, call Craig S. Cameron at (803) 613-9189.
  • Thursday, Oct. 23: The inaugural Northpoint Athletic Association Invitational at Midland Valley Country Club. Two man captain's choice. Cost is $200 per team. For more information, call Chris Wilkins at 840-1900.
  • Monday, Oct. 27: The inaugural Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation golf tournament will be held at Houndslake Country Club in Aiken. Registration fee is $50 per player and deadline to register is Oct. 15. Shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. For more information, call Mark Visco or Ray Bellamy at (803) 663-6986.
  • Saturday, Nov. 1: Rally for a Cure at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Aiken. Proceeds from this event will directly benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Savannah River Cancer Foundation. The tournament will start at 9 a.m. and will be a four-person captain's choice format. For more information, call (803) 648-4206 or (877) 648-4206.
  • Gymnastics

  • The Family Y will have an eight-week fall session: Oct. 27-Dec. 19. The session includes classes from toddlers to teens. Classes held once per week at the Wheeler Gymnastics Center. Form more information, call 738-6678 or go to www.thefamilyy.org.
  • Hockey

  • The Augusta Ice Hockey Association is looking for referees. For more information, call Dan at 556-9957 or 863-0061.
  • Miscellaneous

  • Monday: The Greater Augusta Sports Council will present the third annual College Basketball Preseason Tip-off at noon at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta. Former Georgia basketball coach Hugh Durham will be the keynote speaker, and the second annual Bobby Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented. Tickets are $20 for GASC members and $30 for non-members. For more information, call (706) 722-8326.
  • Monday-Saturday, Nov. 1: The Columbia County Recreation Department will hold 2004 basketball and winter soccer registration at the Patriots Park administrative office only. Registration hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13-24; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 27-31 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 1. For more information, call (706) 863-7523 or go to www.co.columbia.ga.us.com.
  • Saturday, Nov. 8: United States Association of Christian Athletes will hold a Putt-Putt tournament at Putt-Putt Golf in Augusta. Kids play free and there will be two age divisions. For more information, call Craig S. Cameron at (803) 613-9189.
  • 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.
  • Running

  • Saturday, Nov. 1: The 12th annual Regions Bank will hold the "Run for the Woods" race in Hitchcock Woods in Aiken. It is a 5.4 mile cross country race which include a 2 mile relay for teams or a solo runner beginning at 8:15 a.m.; 1.2 mile fun run/power walk starts at 8:45; and the 5.4 mile run begins at 9:30. For more information, call Steve at (803) 649-7552, Dacre at (803) 642-5021, e-mail woodsrun@bellsouth.net, write Woods Run, P.O. Box 1564, Aiken, S.C. 29802 or go to www.active.com or www.stricklyrunning.com.
  • Soccer

  • Friday: The Augusta Arsenal Soccer Club will hold October Soccerfest at Augusta Soccer Park. For more information, call (706) 854-0149.
  • TST Soccer will sponsor a youth soccer camp for ages 5-14 at Patriots Park on Friday and Monday, Oct. 20-Wednesday, Oct. 22. Half day fees are $25 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (4 day price is $90). Full day fees are $40 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (4 day price is $150). For more information, call 294-5033 or e-mail tstsoccer@knology.net.
  • Softball

  • Augusta State University Intramural Sports needs teams and players for its inaugural 1-pitch co-ed league. Teams or individuals must be current students with valid ID cards. For more information, call Mike at (706) 210-1125 or e-mail mkitchen@aug.edu.
  • Sunday, Oct. 12: Georgia Dominators 16-and-under will hold tryouts for the 2004 season at 2 p.m. at Patriots Park. For more information, call Mike Duffy at (706) 650-8706 or Paul Arrington at (706) 547-0369.
  • Saturday, Nov. 8: The eighth annual fast-pitch showcase at Georgia State University's Bob Heck Field in Atlanta. For more information, call (678) 232-4433 or e-mail rccshowcase@aol.com.
  • The Martinez-Evans Sting girls fast-pitch 14-and-under team is looking for two players to complete its fall 2003-2004 roster. For more information, cal Jerry at (706) 868-9614.
  • The 14-and-under Augusta Flash fast-pitch travel team is looking for three replacement players for the 2004 season. For more information, call Jeff Towe at (706) 868-8485 or (706) 771-5618 or go to www.eteamz.com/augustaflash.
  • Fast-pitch tryouts for girls 14-and-under at Patriots Park Softball Complex will be held at 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 11. For more information, call Rick Givens at (706) 854-8763.
  • Tennis

  • MACH Academy, Inc. will hold education, tutoring and technology sessions Mondays-Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at May Park Community Center and Fleming Tennis Center. Tennis instruction and fitness activities are held Mondays-Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at May Park, and Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Fleming Center. For more information, call (706) 796-5046.
  • 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.
  • Volleyball

  • Tuesday, Nov. 11; Thursday, Nov. 13: Tryouts for this season's Augusta Junior Olympic Volleyball Club will be held at the Family Y on Wheeler Road. Preregistration is required. For more information, e-mail augustajuniors@yahoo.com or go to www.eteamz.com/augustajuniors.