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Sports briefs

Golf for scholarships
The 12th annual Golf Tournament Scholarship Fundraiser will tee off at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cherokee Rose Golf Course.
Deadline to register is Saturday. Fee is $50 per player or $200 per four-person team. Door prizes will be awarded for longest drive, hole-in-one and closest to hole. Lunch will be provided.
Sponsorships are available:
Gold ($1,500) — One team entry, logo included in promotional and advertising, one hole sponsor sign and recognition at tournament and at annual banquet, and full page ad in the 2017 commemorative program.
Corporate ($500) — One team entry fee, one hole sponsor sign and recognition at the tournament.
Team ($200) — One team entry fee.
Hole ($100) — Signs at a hole.
For information call 912-492-3223 or the Rev. Alvin Jackson at 912- 977-5106.

Basketball showcase
The Hoop Quest Battle at the Beach basketball showcase will be April 8-10 in Savannah. It is open to boys and girls in fourth through 11th grades. The AAU-sanctioned tournament will feature three-game minimum with pool play leading to bracket play. Trophies will be awarded for first- and second-place teams. Fee is $225 per team. The deadline to register is Friday. For more information, call 912-655-4371 or 912-695-0481, email or go to

Rodeo in Statesboro
Kiwanis Club of Statesboro will have its sixth annual rodeo April 15-16. Tickets cost $12 in advance for adults. At the gate, adult tickets will cost $16. Tickets for children are $7 for ages 6-14 in advance and $11 at the gate. Children age 5 and under are free with an adult ticket.
The rodeo will be at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds, 16942 Highway 67. Advance tickets are available at Anderson’s General Store, 23736 Highway 80, Statesboro.

Special Olympics in May
Student athletes ranging in age from 8 to 21 will compete in the annual Liberty-Long County/Fort Stewart Special Olympic Spring Games on May 6 at Long-Bell Stadium/Track at Liberty Independent Troop Park at 607 E. Oglethorpe Highway, Hinesville. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. Everyone can support the athletes either as spectators or volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, arrive at 9 a.m. For more information, email Debbie Tomkiewicz at or call 912-877-3112.

Savannah Scottish Games
SAVANNAH – The 40th annual Savannah Scottish Games will take place on May 7, at Bethesda Academy.
Attendees can immerse themselves in Scottish culture through arts, entertainment and traditional Scottish ale and food. This year’s event will feature entertainment by Stewart and Winfield and The Accomplices. The games feature traditional dance performances by highland dancers, traditional athletic events like the caber toss and hammer throw, border collie demonstrations, and a variety of Celtic art for sale.
More than 20 Scottish clans from throughout the country will be represented, and attendees will have the opportunity to discover their own Scottish and Celtic connections at a genealogy tent.
The games will start at 9 a.m. and close with a ceremony at 4:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 adults, $5 with student or military ID, and free for children 10 and under. For a schedule of events and more information, go to

Soccer camp
Atlantic Calcio Academy and the Hinesville Gators have partnered again for the annual Elite Soccer Camp. It is set for 9 a.m.-noon July 11-14 at James Brown Park and is open to ages 6-17.
The program is designed to teach American players the skills of Italian soccer tactics. The program is coached by 2013 Georgia Youth Soccer Association Coach of the Year and Atlanta Calcio Academy USA director Gavino Asteghene. The coaching staff also includes ACA International coaches David Sexton, Jason Christie, Mike Cedeil and Francesco Macri.
Registration includes a dry-fit camp T-shirt. The cost is $150 per player. Campers may also purchase a game ball for $15, which is $30 off the normal retail price. Register online at:

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