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Briefs for May 15
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Registration open for golf classic

Online registration for the 2009 Jekyll Island Georgia-Florida Golf Classic is open. Registration is $270 per player until July 1 and $300 after. Online registration is limited to the first 400 registrants and includes greens fees, cart rental, cocktail party and oyster roast for player and guest and non-player activities. For more information, call the Jekyll Island Golf Pro Shop at (912) 635-2368. For more information on all other Jekyll Island activities and hotel accommodations, call the Jekyll Island Visitor Information Center at 1-877-4JEKYLL.

C-Port Lady Hornets seek sponsors

The C-Port Lady Hornets of Hinesville, a women’s semi-pro basketball team, is seeking sponsors.
The benefits of sponsoring the team include advertisement on a national-level.  
The team seeks sponsors who can contribute financially and non-financially. All contributions are tax-deductible. For more information, to make a donation or for sponsorship packets, e-mail, call 224-4431 or go to

Summer Slam seeks talent, vendors

This year’s Summer Slam is July 5 and will include local musical talent, food vendors, car clubs and DJs.
Summer Slam organizers are accepting registration for local musicians, vendors and DJs who want to participate in the one-day event that usually draws hundreds of people.
The gates will open at 1 p.m. and admission is $5. A car stereo contest starts at 3 p.m. and local musicians will take the stage starting around 5 p.m.
This year’s event will also feature a DJ competition.
For more information, call Ernie Walthour at 980-4559.

Year of the NCO golf tournament

The Coastal Empire Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army is hosting its Year of the NCO golf tournament at the Taylors Creek Golf Course on Fort Stewart on Friday, June 19, with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The rain date is June 25.
It’s a four-person scramble tournament and the registration fee is $30. Sponsorships are available for the following prices:
Title sponsor $2,500, meal sponsor $1,500, beverage sponsor $1,500, team of four and a hole sponsorship (AUSA non-member) $325, team four and a hole sponsorship (AUSA Member) $275, hole sponsor (AUSA non-member) $250, hole sponsor (AUSA member) $200, team of four $100 and individual players $30.
For more information, call 877-5209, 368-3332 or 308-5403 or e-mail, or

YMCA summer camps

The Liberty County YMCA has set several specialty camps for this summer:
 Soccer camp: June 1-5 for ages 5-7 (10-11 a.m.) ages 8-14 (11 a.m.-12 p.m.) Cost: $25 for summer campers, $30 members and $35 for others
 Football camp: June 8-12 for ages 5-7 (10-11 a.m.) ages 8-14 (11-12 p.m.) Cost: $25 for summer campers, $30 members and $35 for others
 Basketball camp: June 15–19 for ages 5-7 (10-11 a.m.) ages 8-14 (11-12 p.m.) Cost: $25 for summer campers, $30 members and $35 for others
Registration ends three days before the camps start. For more info contact Richard Somerville at 912-368-9622 or

GSU football schedule

Georgia Southern has released the 2009-10 football schedule:
Sept. 4 vs. Savannah State at Paulson Stadium
Sept. 11 at Navy, Annapolis, MD
Sept. 18 at Coastal Carolina, Conway, S.C.
Sept. 25 vs. * Wofford at Paulson Stadium
Oct. 2 vs. * Elon at Paulson Stadium
Oct. 9 OPEN
Oct. 16 * at Chattanooga,  Chattanooga, TN
Oct. 23 * at The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.
Oct. 30 vs. * Samford at Paulson Stadium
Nov. 6 vs. * Appalachian State at Paulson Stadium
Nov. 13 * at Western Carolina, Cullowhee, N.C.
Nov. 20 * at Furman, Greenville, S.C.
*Southern Conference game

LCRD summer programs

Registration for Liberty County Recreation Department 2009 Summer Programs started May 1. Programs include day camp, swim lessons, swim team, sports camps, taekwondo, golf, tennis, track and field and more. Registration will be accepted at the LCRD Office on Highway 84 East in Hinesville, beside the National Guard Armory.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Registration will continue until all slots are filled on a first served basis. Online registration is available at For additional information call 876-5359.

Energy Oasis camps

Energy Oasis in Richmond Hill will be offering the following summer camps:
• Yoga/pilates camp, 12:30-3:30 p.m., June 15-19. Ages 9-14. Cost is $125.
• Wrestling camp, 12:30-3:30 p.m., June 22-26. Ages 10 and under. Cost is $125.
• Yoga/pilates camp, 12:30-3:30 p.m., July 6-10. Ages 5-9. Cost is $125.
• Wrestling camp, 12:30-3:30 p.m., July 13-17. Ages 10 and under. Cost is $125.
• All around the world camp, 9 a.m.-noon, July 20-24. Ages 4-11. Cost is $125.
For more information, call (912) 756-5865.

Fort King George spring canoe excursions

Fort King George Historic Site has set a Spring Canoe Excursion program. Site guides will offer three canoe trips this season; May 9 and June 6 and 20 through the old rice canals of Cathead Creek. The complex maze of rice canals produces a unique ecosystem. Old cypress trees, rare Altamaha vegetation and wildlife will be present and interpreted by naturalist guides.
The first two trips start at 9 a.m. will last at least two hours and should finish some time around lunch. The June 20 trip starts at 8 a.m. and will be extended into a longer paddle down Cathead Creek into Darien. This trip will last four hours and will finish at Skippers Dock in Darien. The trips cost $25 per person. The site will furnish all canoes, paddles and life jackets. Participants are responsible for all other amenities such as snacks, drinks, bug spray, etc. For more information, call (912) 437-4770 or visit

Kings of the Coast Basketball Classic

The first Kings of the Coast Basketball Classic, presented by the South Georgia Kings Youth Basketball Club, is June 5-7 in Hinesville. Boys teams 12U, 13U and 14U are eligible. Deadline to register is May 27. The fee is $200. Teams are guaranteed four games and AAU rules apply. For more information, call 332-7698 or 368-1868, or e-mail

YMCA flag football

Registration is open for the YMCA adult flag football league. The season begins the week of June 15. Teams need seven members the fee is $320 per team. Ages 16 and up are eligible. Teams must be registered by June 10. There is a coaches meeting June 11. For information, call Richard Somerville at 368-9622.

St. James camp

Registration is under way for St. James summer day camp. Registration is from 2-7 p.m. and the fee is $50 per week. The camp hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday- Friday.
Activities for ages 5-13 include swimming, bowling, skating, arts and crafts, basketball and field trips to Splash-n-The Boro and Chuck E Cheese. For more information, call Ernie Walthour at 884-3016 or 980-4559.

Lady Hornets first home game

Come see Hinesville’s own pro women’s basketball team, the C-Port Lady Hornets, in its season opening game at 4
p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the Liberty County YMCA, 201 Mary Lou Drive, Hinesville. Ticket discounts are available for active and retired military with proper military identification. Children 8 and under get in free. Seating is limited. For more information, go to or call 228-9600.

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