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Hall of Fame
The Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the Hall through Sept. 9. For more information about the nominating process contact Craig Stafford by email at

Youth bowling
Fort Stewart Youth Bowling will register bowlers, ages 3-18 (20 if in college) from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 10 at Marne Lanes on Fort Stewart. You must be there to ensure being placed on a team. The league will start at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 24. Call Jeff Eastlake at 369-8384/977-2015 or Marne Lanes at 767-4866 for more information.

Touchdowns Against Cancer
MaxPreps recently launched Touchdowns Against Cancer, a national campaign that unites high school football teams across the country in the fight against childhood cancer. In partnership with PLEDGE IT and St. Jude Children’s Hospital, fans can join the fight by pledging money for every touchdown their team scores between Sept. 15 and Oct. 1. Coaches can get started by logging into their team account on MaxPreps and clicking the “Start Campaign” button at the top of the page. For additional information, go to

Freelancers/ statisticians needed
The Coastal Courier is looking for dependable folks who love high school sports and are interested in writing about them on a freelance basis. We also need statisticians for Bradwell, Long County and Liberty County football games. Email for details.

Hinesville Rotary Fishing Tournament
This year’s Hinesville Rotary Fishing Tournament will be on Sept. 10. Anglers will be able to begin anywhere they like, but the weigh-in will be at the Sunbury Crab Co. on the Medway River in Midway.
The proceeds help the club fund community projects and events, including college scholarships, high school students’ leadership development, and hosting students from abroad.
Activities will include a captains dinner at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9, as well as a sunset party featuring a band after the weigh-in. There will be cash prizes for multiple categories with the target species being both redfish and speckled trout.
The Rotary welcomes fishermen and sponsors, ranging from $100 up to presenting sponsor at $2,500. For the donation, sponsors receive recognition, entry(s) for the tournament and tickets to the party.
For more information and to register contact Adam Herndon at (912) 271-3928, or Danny Creasy at (912) 433-6546,

Tater Golf Scramble
A golf tournament has been set for Sept. 24 to help the family of Jessica “Tater” Eason, 13, who has brain cancer, pay bills.
The granddaughter of Sgt. Gary Eason with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office was found to have a golf ball-size tumor at the base of her skull in December. In February, doctors were able to remove 75 percent of the tumor, but not all of it because it had grown around the brain stem. Jessica continues to have severe headaches and has to endure months of treatments.
The tournament will be at Cherokee rose Country Club in Hinesville. It is a four-person scramble. The entry fee is $50 per person. Two mulligans are included.
Sponsors are welcome at $50, $100 and $200.
Registration starts at 8 a.m. and tee-off at 9 a.m. Cash prizes and awards will be given. For more information call Matt Marchand at 912-610-3345, Tabatha Marchand at 912-977-0975 or Tim Blanton at 912-617-4900.

7th annual Sunbury 5K
The 7th annual Sunbury 5K is set for Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. Registration costs $25 until the end of August, then rises to $30. Race-day registration will cost $35. Proceeds benefit local charities. The presenting sponsor is Merritt and Grinstead Attorneys at Law. Gold sponsors are Coastal Electric, Darsey, Black and Associates, State Farm/Adam Herndon, and the Sunbury Crab Co. Additional sponsors are CE Hall Real Estate/Rachael Breon, M&M Motors, Rountree and Brady Insurance, Atlantic Foot and Ankle and Ted Hall Attorney.
The race will start at 10 a.m. at Sunbury Crab.
Registration details are at
Since the first year in 2010 the Sunbury 5K has donated more than $25,000 to charities. Most recently, recipients were the Liberty County Coalition for the Homeless, Carpathia Paws Animal Rescue and the Vietnam Veterans Association of Liberty County.

Tybee Run Fest
Registration is open for the 2017 Critz Tybee Run Fest Feb. 3-4.
All race information can be found at
Runners can race the North Beach Bar and Grill 5K, the 10K, the Chu’s Half Marathon, the Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run or the 1 Mile Run, for a combined distance of 26.2 miles — a full marathon. Young runners can join in, too, and show their love for running by participating in the Kiddie Run.
For race details, go to the run website or Facebook at

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