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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 are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Baseball

- The Southeastern Baseball Showcase will be held Oct. 21 at noon at Riverwood High School for the 2008 and 2009 classes. For more information, call (404) 869-7966 or go to www.angelfire.com/sports/showcase.

- Professional baseball instruction in hitting, infield and outfield play are available, as well as private, group sessions and team practices. For more information, call Fernando Mickens at (706) 951-6222.

- The Pete Meadows Baseball Program is providing a series of special training sessions regarding a new Internet-Video Training technology for players ages 8-14. For further details on times and dates, please visit www.skilltrax.com or contact coach Pete Meadows at (706) 863-4979.

Basketball

- There will be a benefit basketball game Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. featuring the South Aiken varsity basketball team against the SRCF Ballers at the South Aiken High gymnasium. The game is being held to help raise money for the Savannah River Cancer Foundation. All proceeds will be given to the foundation to help those who are fighting cancer and need money to help with medication and treatment. For more information or to make a donation, contact Tavy Perry at (803) 649-5433. The cost for the game is $5 for adults and $3 for kids ages 4-18 with a school ID card. Kids 4 and under will be admitted for free.

- The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their "Magic As Ever" world tour to Augusta on March 7. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at James Brown Arena. Tickets start at $15 and are available at the James Brown Arena box office by phone at (706) 828-7700 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase group or scout tickets, please visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

Boxing

- The Augusta Boxing Club will present open-to-the-public sparring matches at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the Augusta Boxing Club, located at 1929 Walton Way. There is no charge for attendance and the public is welcome. Adult boxers must weigh in the previous Monday, and youth must weigh in on Tuesday to be eligible to spar. For information, call Tom Moraetes at (706) 733-7533.

Cycling

- The National MS Society's Mid-Atlantic Chapter will play host to the second annual Savannah River Ride fund-raiser Oct. 20-21 at Savannah Lakes Resort & Marina in McCormick, S.C. It is designed to be a family-friendly ride, and cyclists from beginners to experts, with 35- and 75-mile routes each day. Rest stops will be located every 5-10 miles, including food, drinks and rest rooms. Volunteers are also needed. For more information about riding or volunteering, contact Matt Honeycutt at matt.honeycutt@nmss.org. or call (800) 477-2955.

Football

- On Nov. 17-18, the Thomson-McDuffie Recreation & Leisure Services will play host to the second annual Arthur Green Youth Football Tournament at Sweetwater Park in Thomson. Age divisions offered will be 10-under and 12-under. Entry fee for the tournament will be $50 per team, and the format will be determined by the number of entries. To enter or for more information, contact Charles Pettis at (706) 595-2152 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Golf

- The 15th annual Camp Rainbow Golf Tournament will be held Monday at Jones Creek Golf Club in Evans. There will be a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Contact Karen Miller at (706) 739-0002 or (706) 631-8800, or by e-mail at karen@somewhereinaugusta.com to join this worthy cause as a player or sponsor. Operated by the Medical College of Georgia's Children's Medical Center, Camp Rainbow is a camp for children with cancer and rare blood disorders. A $500 donation per four-man team includes tournament shirt, greens fees, cart fee, beverages on the course, dinner and prizes.

- Wackenhut is will hold its 20th annual United Way Golf Tournament on Monday at Woodside Plantation Country Club in Aiken. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with a putting contest from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served from 10:30- 11:30 a.m., and there will be a shotgun start at noon. The cost is $400 per foursome, with the entry fee donated to United Way.

- The Junior League of Augusta will hold its third annual golf tournament on Monday at West Lake Country Club. The golf tournament will include a lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. For sponsorship and team information, please contact event chairman Kari Baker at kari_dewhurst_baker@yahoo.com. All funds raised through the tournament are used for the Junior League of Augusta's community projects.

- The Omega Psi Phi fraternity's annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Friday at Forest Hills Golf Club. There will be a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Tournament fee is $60 per person or $240 for a four-man team, and includes greens fees, cart rental, range balls, lunch, beverages, awards and prizes. For more information, call Marcus Brinson at (706) 951-4113 or by e-mail at mebrinson@comcast.net.

- The Evans High School baseball program will play host to a benefit golf tournament on Oct. 21 at Gordon Lakes Golf Course at Fort Gordon. The cost is $50 per player and $100 for hole sponsorship. All proceeds from the tournament go directly to the baseball program. Anyone interested in sponsoring a hole or playing in the tournament should call Tom Millward at (706) 840-3061.

- The Summer Golf Classic, to benefit Walk for Autism, Augusta and the First Tee of Augusta, will be held Oct. 22 at West Lake Country Club. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and there will be a shotgun start at 9:30. For more information, please contact Lori Moczadlo at (706) 863-8443.

- The South Aiken boys basketball teams are sponsoring a golf tournament Oct. 26 at Cedar Creek Golf Club. The format is captain's choice, and the cost is $60 per player, which includes range balls, golf, lunch and prizes. For more information or to receive an application, contact coach Matt Colin at (803) 439-5348 or at mcolin@aiken.k12.sc.us, or coach Kenny Burr at (803) 429-0284.

Rowing

- The Augusta Rowing Club offers a monthly learn-to-row program for adults. For information, call David Young at (803) 279-6302 or visit www.augustarowingclub.org.

Softball

- The Georgia Rockers 18-under "A" travel team is looking for dedicated girls interested in playing a competitive schedule, including ASA qualifiers and three-four college exposure tournaments. If you are serious about softball and endeavor to play at the collegiate level, contact Ike Branch at (706) 373-9581 or (706) 860-3886.

Volleyball

- The 2007-08 organizational meeting for the CSRA Heat Volleyball Club will be held Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. in Augusta Prep's Boardman Gymnasium, located at 285 Flowing Wells Road in Martinez. Girls in sixth through 12th grade, along with their parents, are encouraged to attend. There is a $50 registration and tryout fee. Tryouts will follow the first two Sundays in November. For more information, go to eteamz.active.com/csraheat or contact Lance Abbott at lance@knology.net or at (706) 860-8539.

Weightlifting

- The Python Power League USA Powerlifting Championships will be held Oct. 20 at the Holiday Inn, located at 2155 Gordon Highway in Augusta. For more information, contact Tee "Skinny Man" Meyers at (706) 790-3806 or by e-mail at pythongym@aol.com.


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