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Sports briefd for Sept. 9, 2009
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Team Hinesville needs sponsors


Team Hinesville’s weightlifting team is seeking donations for upcoming trips to the Pan-Am 17U Championship and the Quebec Junior Championship.

World-ranked Olympic weightlifter Jenna Bussard, coach of Team Hinesville, said participants pay their own expenses so she is always eager to accept donations to help Team Hinesville. If you would like to make a donation, call her at 429-0931.

Shrine Club


It’s time for the 24th annual Hinesville/ Fort Stewart Shrine Club Golf Tournament. Registrations are being accepted for the 18-hole, four-person scramble at 8 a.m., Saturday, at the Cherokee Rose Country Club. The fee is $50 per person and includes cart, green fees and food. Open to men and women with prizes awarded on every hole, closest to the pin, longest putt, longest drive and the bullseye shot. Registration closes Sept. 9. Send players’ names and handicaps to:

Al Nelson Jr.

Hinesville/Fort Stewart Shrine Club

P.O. Box 2002

Hinesville, GA. 31310

Saturday youth bowling


The Fort Stewart youth bowling will register bowlers, ages 3-18, from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Marne Lanes. You must register that day to reserve your place on a team. The league will start Sept. 26 at 9:30 a.m. Call Jeff Eastlake at 369-8384 or Marne Lanes at 767-4866 for more information.


Fire dept. golf tourney


The first annual Hinesville Fire Department MDA Golf Tournament will be Sept. 26 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club. It will be a scramble tournament with an entry fee of $50 per player. Plenty of prizes will be given out, and proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For more information on playing or on being a sponsor, call 876-4143.


Monday mixed bowling


Monday night mixed bowling league will have its league meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Bowling will begin after the meeting. For more information, call Jeff Eastlake at 369-8384 or Marne Lanes at 767-4866.


Panther soccer club


The soccer club is selling tickets for a Wii raffle. The funds will be used to buy new uniforms and warm-up suits. For more information or to buy tickets, call Elowyne
Marquez at 368-4775 or e-mail her at


Winter bowling league
starting up


The Tuesday Night Open Bowling League will start bowling at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. For more information, call Marne Lanes at 767-4866 or Terri Tincher at 369-4777.


Church seeks Christian
bowlers for league


Christian bowlers are needed for a church bowling league. Bowlers will meet each Thursday night at 6:45 at Marne Lanes. First meeting will be on Thursday. For more information call 876-4351 or Paul Hudson at 876-8768.


Sign up for YMCA sports


The Liberty County YMCA is currently registering children for the following sports:

• Soccer, ages 3-14


Bridge run is Dec. 5


The Savannah River Bridge Run is set for Dec. 5

Participants can register online at
The entry fee is $28 for anyone who signs up before Oct. 31, and $30 for anyone who registers between Nov. 1-Dec. 3.

Runners can pick up their registration packets Friday, Dec. 4, inside the Savannah Civic Center. Participants can register during packet pick-up for $35. The entry fee includes a T-shirt and refreshments. Participants cannot register on the day of the race.

The course spans Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge, which is 1.4-miles long and has a 5.5 percent incline. It is 196 feet above the Savannah River.

For registration, race details and information, call Fleet Feet Sports of Savannah at (912) 355-3527 or go to


Homefront assistance


Operation Homefront is helping financially strapped, military families afford sports team registrations, cultural and art classes, etc., for children of Georgia service members. For more information, call Christina Anthony or Ashley Carpenter at 368-9622.


Punt, Pass and Kick contest set for Sept. 19


The Department of the Army Child, Youth and School Services will sponsor the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Fort Stewart Youth Services football field on Green Street. Waiver and release of liability forms may be picked up and turned in at Jordan Youth Gym, building 608, on West Sixth Street and Bryan Village Youth Center, building 7338, on Austin Road. Last-minute registrations will be taken from 9-9:45 a.m. on the day of competition. Parents must provide proof of their child’s age.

The contest is open to all children in the community, boys and girls, ages 8-15. The competition is free. The top five first-place winners in the boys and girls age groups among all sectional winners will advance to the team championship, which will be held at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome in November.

For more information, call 767-4371 or 767-9270.

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