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Sports briefs for April 29, 2011
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Walk-a-thon for scholarships

Georgia Coastal Youth Inc. and Seven Ministries will sponsor a walk-a-thon to raise funds for The Jackie Gilliard-Henderson Memorial Scholarship.
The funds will benefit deserving seniors from Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High who want to further their education.
The event is slated to start at 6:30 a.m. May 21. The seven-mile trek will start and end in the parking lot of the Bradwell baseball field. For more information, call Gary Gilliard at 977-3527.

Liberty County YMCA

The Liberty County YMCA currently is accepting registrations for a number of programs, including a soccer league and football and basketball camps. For more information, call 368-9622.

Summer Slam vendors sought

The annual Summer Slam event is scheduled for July 3 at Salter’s Field, and event director Ernie Walthour is accepting applications for  food  vendors and musicians/bands. The gates will open at 1 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. The daylong event will feature a music contest at 3 p.m., car and motorcycle show at 4 p.m. and live music at 5 p.m. Evening headliners include Dirty Dollars, Milkk Mann and Fame Entertainment’s Lil Bun. For vendor information, call Walthour at 912-980-4559.

OSP hosting
national series

Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler will host a National Late Model Series race today.
Earlier races in the series have been in Lake City, Fla., Albany, and Dixieland, Ala., and each has featured a different winner. Drivers are expected from Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
“Drivers   like  the  OSP  track,” NLMS director Ray Miller said. “It’s  fast  and  furious and  enables  drivers  to  produce  a  great  show that  fans  will  certainly  enjoy.  Our  series  drivers  always  enjoy  visiting  OSP and  the  Coastal  Area. 
“We  enjoy  the  hospitality  and   certainly  look  forward  to  local  Late Models  competing  in  the  Southern  Dirt  Tour on  this  beautiful  half-mile  dirt  oval.”
Gates  open  at  6 p.m., and the racing  begins at 8 p.m. OSP  is  located  3 miles  east  of I-95  on Highway 80.
For more  information,  call  the  speedway office  at  912-964-8200 or  go to

Summer camp at St. James

Registration is under way for the St. James summer day camp, which starts June 1 and will be open from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. The camp is closed on all holidays. The fee is $50 per week. The camp is open to children ages 5-14.
Activities will include swimming, bowling, basketball, soccer, kickball and weekly field trips.
For more information, call 980-4559 or 884-3016.

Long Chamber golf tourney

The Long County Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament will be Saturday at the Cherokee Rose Golf Course in Hinesville.
Trophies will be given to the first-, second- and third-place teams, as well as the team that finishes last. The entry fee is $40 per person.
For more information, call Kerry Hunt at 912-545-2101 or 912-294-2746.

Lady Hawks AAU team

The Hinesville Lady Hawks girls’ AAU basketball team is seeking players ages 9-14. The organization is geared to players of all levels, and no child will be turned away.
The team also is seeking volunteer coaches and sponsors for its upcoming season.
The initial cost to join the team is $105, which covers the cost of the uniform and registration into the AAU basketball league.
For more information, call coach Harvey Harris at 321-9150 or 570-1176.

Basketball fundamentals

Sessions led by South Georgia Kings founder Jessie Fleming are from 1-3 p.m. every Sunday at the YMCA. The fee is $15 per session.
For more information, call 320-9869 or email

Cat Walk submissions

Bradwell Institute is building a “Cat Walk of Fame” featuring former BI athletes who played sports at the college level. Tigers coach Jeff Miller and his assistants have a partial list of athletes and are gathering names and photos, but they’d like more.
To be eligible for the Cat Walk of Fame, the former athlete must have graduated from Bradwell Institute, played sports at the college level and graduated from college.
To submit names or photos, email them to or mail them, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope for return, to:
Bradwell Institute
Attn: Jeff Miller
100 Pafford St.
Hinesville, GA 31313
For more information, call 368-6123.

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