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Sports briefs

Kingfish Classic for Two Hundred Club
The fifth annual Coastal Empire Kingfish Classic Tournament is slated to return to Richmond Hill on Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire, a nonprofit that helps families of law-enforcement officers and firefighters who suffer critical injuries or death in the line of duty. The website is
In past years, around 100 teams have signed up for this Kingfish Tournament. The fee is $375. Early entries should be mailed to P.O. Box 1133, Richmond Hill, GA 31324. Make checks payable to Fort McAllister Sport Fishing Club.
Completed registration forms and fees must be in club possession prior to the end of a captains meeting at 7 p.m. Friday. Lines are allowed in the water at 7 a.m. Saturday, and all boats must arrive at the check-in point to weigh fish no later than 5:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up, contact Rhonda Gordon at or 912-856-2727, or Alan Daniels at 912-667-8669.

Walk to Dorchester June 18
The 16th annual Walk to Dorchester is set for June 18. Registration forms are available online at
Walkers may also register on that day at three different locations, depending on how far they wish to walk. Registration at Briar Bay Park begins at 6 a.m. (9 miles). Registration at First Zion Baptist starts at 6:45 a.m. (6.7 miles) and registration at Thebes AME Church starts at 9:15 a.m. (1.2 miles). You must register to participate. Registration is $10.
Proceeds go to help restore the school, which was built to educate former slaves.
Walkers younger than 18 must have permission of parent or guardian. Walkers are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and sunscreen. Participants should be dropped off at their starting point and arrange to be picked up at Dorchester Academy.

Long 4-H selling Braves tickets
The Long County 4-H Club is selling tickets to the Atlanta Braves 4-H Night, July 16.
The game against the Colorado Rockies starts at 7:10 p.m. Tickets cost $13 each. Parking passes cost $10, $20 for passenger vans and $40 for buses.
County Extension Associate Savannah Carter said a limited number of tickets have been reserved for the 4-H clubs, and they are being sold on a first-come basis.
To order tickets, call the Long County Extension 4-H Office at 912-545-9549 or email by Friday.

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. to noon July 11-14 at James Brown Park and is open to ages 6-17.
The program is designed to teach American players Italian soccer skills. The program is coached by Gavino Asteghene, the 2013 Georgia Youth Soccer Association Coach of the Year and Atlanta Calcio Academy USA director. 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

Registration is now open for the 2017 Critz Tybee Run Fest – February 3-4, 2017. All race information can be found on the newly developed website
Participants have the option to 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. The smallest runners can join in, too, and show their love for running by participating in the Kiddie Run.
For more race related details, please visit the new Critz Tybee Run Fest website or Facebook at

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