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.
- Georgia Southern University's High School Preseason Fundamental Camp, for all high school players, will be held Jan. 26 . Camps fill up on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is available for each camp until three days prior to the camp. The cost is $130 for the Specialty Camp and $150 for the Fundamental Camp. For more information, go to www.georgiasoutherneagles.com or contact Jason Beverlin at (912) 871-1331 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Prospect Watch will hold a baseball showcase for the high school classes of 2009, 2010 and 2011 on Saturday, Dec. 15 at noon at W.L. Bill Evans Field in College Park, Ga. For more information, call (404) 869-7966 or go to www.prospectwatch.org.
- The Pete Meadows Baseball Program is playing host to its 14th annual Christmas Baseball Camp at Putt-Putt Golf & Games on Dec. 26-28 for ages 8-9 and 10-12. For further details, please visit www.PeteMeadows.com or call (706) 863-4979.
- Next Level Baseball will offer its Pro Christmas Camp on Dec. 27-30 at Tallahassee C.C. and East Cobb Baseball Complex. The cost is $420 (early registration is $375), and enrollment is limited to the first 80 at each location. The camps are designed for students in grades 9-12. The camps feature an instructional league format, with two days of instruction and two days of games. The Tallahassee camp will be directed by Jeff Garber, of the Kansas City Royals, and the East Cobb camp will be directed by Clarence Johns, of the Colorado Rockies. All instructors are employed by Major League Baseball as scouts, player development instructors and minor league managers. For more information or to register, go to www.nextlevelbaseball.org. For questions, contact Doug Reynolds at (850) 590-7596 or Ryan Robinson at (850) 228-1594.
- Professional baseball instruction is being offered. For more information, call Stephen Spragg at (706) 799-1271 or (706) 799-4019.
- Chain Baseball is coming to Augusta. The Georgia baseball organization will be opening an indoor facility in Augusta and will offer lessons, camps and teams in the local area. Call Robbie at (850) 445-9266 for more information.
- Hitting and defensive lessons in all areas of baseball are being offered by professional instructor Fernando Mickens. For more information, contact him at (706) 495-0395.
- Professional pitching instruction and an off-season conditioning program are being offered by former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Robbie Wachman. All instruction will be in Augusta. Please call (850) 445-9266 for more information.
- 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.
l The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their "Magic As Ever" world tour to Augusta on Friday, 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.
- The Augusta Boxing Club will present open-to-the-public sparring matches the last Thursday of each month 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.
l The Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will play host to the Holiday Break Bike Tour on Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. Participants will go on an 11-mile bike ride with Andy Jordan. The relaxed pace is designed with families in mind. An adult should accompany children under 12. Helmets are required. The cost is $5 for Academy members and $8 for non-members. Register by Dec. 13 . To register, call (706) 828-2109, or for more information go to www.naturalsciencesacademy.org.
- Auditions for the Augusta Colts' official dance team, the CSRA Showgirls, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Health Central, located at 945 Broad Street. For more information, go to www.csrashowgirls.com, e-mail email@example.com or call (803) 215-0034.
- The Fore Everyone adaptive free clinic is held the second Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. until noon at First Tee of Augusta. The clinic is designed to work on swing, stance and grip while putting, chipping, and driving for golfers with disabilities. For more information, call Judie Thompson at (706) 823-8691.
- 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.
- The Augusta Rugby Football Club practices Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at May Park. New players are welcome. For information, call Tony Martin at (803) 292-6278, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
l The second annual December Dash 10K will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Proceeds will benefit the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy's environmental research, education and outreach programs. You can register at www.active.com. For more information or to register, call the Academy office at (706) 828-2109.
- The Georgia Rockers 18-under "A" travel team is looking for dedicated girls interested in playing a competitive schedule, including ASA qualifiers and three to 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.
- The Georgia Rockers 10-under travel team is looking for girls interested in playing fast-pitch softball for the 2008 season. If you are at the age of 9 or 10 on Jan. 1, 2008, and are interested in playing, contact Ike Branch at (706) 373-9581 or (706) 860-3886.
- There will be a Junior Tennis League Fun Tournament on Saturday at Newman Tennis Center. The tournament is free for all registered 2007 JTL players. The cost is $20 for non-JTL players. For details, check out www.csratennis.com (click "Juniors/JTL Tournament"). For more information, contact Michele Scott at (706) 855-7662.
- The Strong Man - Strong Woman Nationals will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Python Gym, located at 2250 Lumpkin Road in Augusta. Age groups include 10-13, 14-19, 20-over, 30-over, 40-over, 50-over and 60-over. You can do individual events, but in order to win the overall, you must do all five. The events include the following: bench press for reps, military press for reps, lateral hold, deadlift for reps and dumbbell hold. Admission is free for all spectators. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call (706) 790-3806.
- Georgia Carolina Wrestling will be presenting its first live wrestling event titled, "Downtown Throwdown," on Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at Sector 7G. Wrestlers from the past and present will be in attendance. Admission is $3. GCW is a program in Augusta spotlighting wrestling in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. For more information, please visit www.gcwonline.tk.