YMCA martial arts and taekwondo
The YMCA is offering tae kwon do and martial arts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Classes start May 4 and registrations are being accepted. The age groups are: tiger cubs (ages 3-4), juniors (ages 7-12), teen/adult (ages 13 and up) and women’s self-defense (ages 13 and up). For more information call 368-9622 or e-mail RichardS@ymcaofcoastalga.org.
Weightlifters need help with expenses
Team Hinesville’s weightlifting team is seeking donations for upcoming trips to the AAU Junior Olympics and world and national qualifiers.
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.
C-Port Lady Hornets
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 email@example.com, call 224-4431 or go to cporthornets.tripod.com.
Summer Slam seeks
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. The Decibel Drag 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.
LCRD summer programs
Registration for Liberty County Recreation Department 2009 Summer Programs will start 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. On-line registration is available at www.lcrd.net. For additional information call 876-5359.
Healthy kids day
YMCA is hosting healthy kids day Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Year of the NCO golf tourney
The Coastal Empire Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army is hosting its Year of the NCO golf tournament at the Taylor’s 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
YMCA summer specialty 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 RichardS@ymcaofcoastalga.org
Fort King George announces 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 www.gastateparks.org/fortkinggeorge.
CYS baseball, T-ball
Registration for youth baseball and T-ball on Fort Stewart will run through May 8, or until slots are no longer available.
Baseball is open to current CYS members age 7-14 (as of Aug. 1), boys and girls and T-ball is open to current CYS members age 4-6 (as of May 1) boys and girls.
Tentative age divisions for baseball will be 7-8 pitching machine, 9-10 pitching machine, and 11-14 live pitch. Register at CYS, Bldg. 443, Gulick Ave. (next to Corkan Pool). Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
For information on registration, call 767-2312. For information on baseball or T-ball, call 767-4371. All CYS sports programs use volunteer to coaches. If you would like to volunteer to coach, visit CYS or Jordan Youth Gym (Bldg. 608 W. 6th St.) and ask for an application. All new applicants must submit to screening and background checks.
St. James summer camp
Registration is under way for St. James summer day camp. Registration hours are 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.