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Sports briefs May 23, 2008
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LCRD summer
program registration
Registration is under way for Liberty County Recreation Department 2008 Summer Programs, including day camp, swim lessons, swim team, sports camps, tae kwon do, golf, tennis, track and field, and weight training. Registration will be accepted at the LCRD Office in Shuman Recreation Center at James Brown Park Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Registration will continue until all slots are filled on a first served basis. On-line registration is available at For more information, call 876-5359.

Summer One
Day Mega Slam
This year’s Summer Slam will be a special one-day, all-day event on Sunday July 6. The gates at Salter field open at 1 p.m. and with a $5 admission you will be treated to a 3 p.m. car, motorcycle and truck show. Prizes will be awarded for best of rims and best of show. At 4 p.m. Selena Hair Studio will present the biggest hair show and a live concert starts at 5 p.m. WOAH 106.3 DJ, L’ Boogie, will be spinning the tunes all day.  Vendor spaces are still available and musicians are encouraged to sign up to perform. For more information call, Ernie Walthour at 980-4559.

YMCA announces
summer programs
Summer sports programs at the Liberty County YMCA include:
• Blast Ball for ages 3-6 registration is May 8-June 8, season begins June 21.
• Field Hockey for ages 6-14 registration is May 8-June 8, season begins June 21.
• Biggest Loser Fit Challenge 2 registration is open until June 2, competition starts June 9.
• Football Camp, June 2-6, ages 10-14, 8:30-10:30 a.m. register by May 28.
• Sports Camp, June 9-July 3, 9-11 a.m., register by June 2
For information on all programs, call Richard Somerville at 368-5287 at the Y.

Summer Classic
The Ladyballers Summer Classic is accepting registration now until June 20 from girl teams 11-16U. The roundup tournament is scheduled for June 27-29 in Augusta. Entry fees are $265 for one team or $250 for multiple team discounts. Games will follow AAU rules. Teams rosters must be complete and include AAU member number for each participant. For more information, call (706) 434-0169 or visit You can register online.

LCRD/Chevy Youth Baseball Clinics
The Liberty County Recreation Department and NeSmith Chevrolet have teamed up to provide an opportunity for local youth to attend a free youth baseball clinic.  The clinic will be conducted by instructors from Ripken Baseball in Port Wentworth on June 12, 13 or 14, from 9 a.m.-noon.  A limited number of slots are available.  For complete details, visit the LCRD web site at, or call 876-5359.

St. James
Sports Center
summer day camp
Registration for the St. James summer day camp will run until the end of May. School age children, 5-13, are eligible. Registration fees are $50 per week and include breakfast and lunch. The children will have plenty to do with arts and crafts, board games, movies, bowling and planned field trips to Summer Waves and Chuck E. Cheese among some of the activities. Camp runs from 7:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information call 884-3016 or 980-4559. Registration hours are Monday-Friday 2-7 p.m.

LCRD Aquatics
Open Swim
The Liberty County Recreation Department swimming pool begins summer operation on Saturday.  The Pool is in Liberty Independent Troop Park on Highway 84 in Hinesville. Hours are 2-6 p.m. every day.  Daily admission is $2 per person.  The pool may be reserved for private parties.  

Swimming Lessons
Swimming lessons for ages 4 & up will be offered at the LCRD Pool in two-week sessions (Tuesday-Friday) as follows:  Mornings; June 3-13, June 17-27, July 8-18, and July 22-Aug. 1, at 9, 10 or 11 a.m. Evenings; June 3-13 and June 17-27 at 6:10.  The cost is $25 per participant per session. A limited number of slots are available. On-line registration is available at

Aquatic fitness
Aquatic fitness classes will be offered each Wednesday and Saturday, starting May 28, in the LCRD Pool. Wednesday class is from 7:15-8 p.m. and the Saturday class is from 9:15-10 a.m.  The cost is $2 per class, pay at the pool prior to each class.

Special nights
The LCRD Pool has special nights; Sunday night is Family Night with only parents and children admitted from 6:30-8:30.  Monday night is Senior Swim for ages 50 and odler, from 6:30-8. Thursday night is Pre-Teen Swim for ages 9-12 only.  Admission is $2 per person for each of these special times.
For more information, go to the LCRD web site at, or call 876-5359.
Twilight Special
at golf course
The Cherokee Rose Golf Course offers a twilight special. Every Monday-Thursday after 3 p.m. you can play 18 holes at for $19 plus tax. The fee includes cart. For more information, call the course office at 876-5503.
Line Drive
Baseball opening day
Line Drive baseball kicks off its traveling season June 1 at Armstrong Atlantic University with an all-day celebration for the kids. Children can run the bases and there will be an inter-squad game at 2 p.m.  followed by a double-header against Chain Black at 5 p.m. Come watch 14 of the top 1,000 players in the country play ball. For more infor-mation call Tommie Gibbs at (912) 572-2987 or e-mail the team  at 
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