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Sports featured at Summer Slam
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The wait is over. Summer Slam 2007 starts tomorrow and producer Ernie Walthour Sr. is excited.
“We’re going to have another fun Summer Slam,” he said. “We’re getting ready to crank up. I’m real excited about it.”
The event, now in its 17th season, kicks off at 10 a.m. at Miller Park with a four-team double elimination softball tournament.
Giftwrap and BOP have the pleasure of starting the tournament, followed by Coastal EMC challenging Richmond Hill at 11:30 a.m.
Walthour said softball will be played throughout the day, with the championship at 7 p.m.
Three-on-three basketball starts at 3 p.m. with registration at 2 p.m. and five-on-five basketball starts at 4:30 p.m. with registration at 3 p.m.
Walthour said he has several teams lined up but it’s not too late to test your skills on the asphalt.
Saturday is billed at Kids Day and is at Miller Park on Highway 84 in Midway. Admission and events are free, as well as the Lowcountry boil at 5:30 p.m.
In addition to the sports and food, there will be face painting, bingo, games, prizes, water slides and one of Walthour’s favorites a motorcycle show at 6:30 p.m.
Walthour said folks are coming from all over the country to show off their bikes.
Sunday is the main event and is at Salter field on Highway 84, near Highway 196.
Admission is $5 and the gates open at 2 p.m.
The day features a music contest, car show, truck show, rim contest and more.
Walthour projects more than 30,000 people will attend over the two days and said that safety is his No. 1 concern.
That’s why he has coordinated with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department to handle the parking and other safety measures.
For those who can’t wait for Saturday, the Sky Box has a live concert at 10 p.m. tonight. Admission is $5 and is restricted to adults 21 and older.
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