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Sports briefs March 8, 2013
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Smiley Memorial Golf Tournament set
The fifth annual John E. Smiley Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for
9 a.m. April 20 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville.
The entry fee is $50 per person and the format is a four-person scramble. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the shotgun start at 9 a.m.
This year’s tournament will benefit Micah Smiley, a 6-year-old diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoblastic T-cell lymphoma.
For more information, call Terri Floyd at 876-5503, Tracey Howard at 977-1860, Kelley Jackson at 294-1317 Catherine Smiley at 977-1916 or Steve Welborn at 271-0509.

Relay for Life bowling tournament set
Marne Lanes is hosting a Relay For Life Bowling tournament, benefitting the American Cancer Society, beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday. The entry fee is $25 per person, and sign-up begins at noon. Four people are allowed per team. Family members are welcome, and the tournament is open to all ages. Prizes will be awarded for first-place team, individual high score, doubles high score and lowest score. For more information, call Wanda Julien at 912-880-2314 or Marne Lanes at 767-4866.

Pitch for a Cure softball tournament set
Georgia Power is hosting its third annual Pitch for a Cure softball tournament Saturday, March 23, at James Brown Park in Hinesville. The entry fee is $150 per team for the all-day event. The registration deadline is March 18. All proceeds from will benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information or to register, call Hillery Sanchez at 912-980-5717 or email

YMCA spring soccer registration ending
Registration for the YMCA’s spring soccer league ends today. It is for participants ages 3 and older. Soccer coaches also are need. For more information, call 368-9622.

South Georgia Queens need coaches
The South Georgia Queen youth basketball organization needs coaches for the upcoming AAU season. For more information, call Jessie Fleming at 912-610-3092 or email

Junior ABA training at YMCA
Training to develop future American Basketball Association players is from 1-3 p.m. Sundays at the YMCA. It is open to boys and girls ages 6-14. There is a one-time $20 registration fee and a weekly fee of $10. For more information, call 912-610-3092.

South Georgia Kings prep for AAU season
The South Georgia Kings are accepting registrations for the spring AAU basketball season. It is open to players in fifth through 11th grades. For more information, email

Jiu jitsu training open
Jiu jitsu training is open to participants ages 8 and older. Classes will be scheduled by appointment. For more information, call 368-2323.

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