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Hinesville Soccer tryouts planned
The Hinesville Soccer Association will hold tryouts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday at James Brown Park in Hinesville. This is for boys and girls U10 and U12 Academy and U14-U19 Select teams. For more information, call coach Tom Sukaratana at 977-4642.

Disaster-kit making set for Sand Gnats game
The Allstate Foundation and Points of Light are bringing their 14-city disaster-preparation tour to Savannah at 6 p.m. Saturday during the Sand Gnats’ home game at Grayson Stadium.
Allstate agency owners will work to help hundreds of Savannah residents build a free disaster kit, which they can use in the event of a disaster or unforeseen emergency. The free kits include a flashlight, first-aid kit, cleaning supplies and other items proven to keep people safe and prepared.
Research shows 85 percent of Americans are unprepared for disaster, and nearly half lack emergency supplies for use in the event of a disaster.

Registration open for Safe Kids Triathlon
The second annual Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in and around the Chatham County Aquatic Center and Lake Mayer in Savannah.
Registration is open for the swim, bike and run event that will be geared toward youth ages 7-15. To register, go to and click on the “Race” tab at the top of the page.
Registration forms also are available at Fleet Feet Sports, 3405 Waters Ave., and at the Chatham County Aquatic Center on Sallie Mood Drive.
For more information, go to For specific questions, email

Registration open for Tunnel to Towers
The third annual Tunnel to Towers Run Savannah, a 5K run/walk, begins at
8 a.m. Sept. 13
The event honors the legacy of New York firefighter Stephen Siller and his 342 FDNY first responders who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Proceeds benefit the Tunnel to Towers Run Foundation’s various programs including Building for America’s Bravest, which constructs specially adapted smarthomes for catastrophically injured service members.
The run in Savannah also will feature The Siller Cup Firefighter Challenge. Teams of four firefighters or more from across the nation are expected to compete for a chance to take home a traveling trophy from last year’s winner, Bluffton Township Fire Department, and have the opportunity to defend its title in 2015.
The T2T Run Savannah also is looking for children for a memorial tribute on race day to honor each of the 343 fallen FDNY firefighters.
To sign up a child, email
A special $25 registration discount is available for military, firefighters and police officers.
The fee is $25 through July 4, $30 through Sept. 10 and then $40.
Register in advance online at, in person at Fleet Feet Sports, 3405 Waters Ave. in Savannah, or on race day at Orleans Square.
For more information about T2T or The Siller Cup, go to, call 912-313-4806 or email

Richmond Hill Soccer Club Academy set
Free tryouts for the U14-U19 teams of the Richmond Hill Soccer Club Academy and Select teams will be Tuesday-Thursday at Devaul Henderson Park, Highway 144E in Richmond Hill.
Registration starts at
6 p.m., and tryouts will be 6:30-8 p.m.
Registration forms and more information are at

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