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Sports briefs for Aug. 15, 2012
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Saturday Morning Youth Bowling

Fort Stewart Youth Bowling will register bowlers ages 3-18 years from 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 8 at Marne Lanes on Fort Stewart. The league starts at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 22. Call Jeff Eastlake at 369-8384 or 977-2015 or Marne Lanes at 767-4866 for more information.

Jiu jitsu training open

 Jiu jitsu training is open to participants ages 8 and older. Classes will be scheduled by appointment only. For more information, call Wolfpack Jiu Jitsu at 368-2323.

Exhibition basketball game

Seven Ministries of Liberty County Inc., in conjunction with Georgia Coastal Youth Inc., will sponsor an exhibition basketball game at 11 a.m. Sept. 1. in Jack Carter Park.The exhibition game will honor and showcase the South Georgia Kings 13 and Under AAU boys’ basketball team, which recently won a national championship by defeating Puerto Rico in Orlando. Honorary coaches for the game will be Liberty County Commission Chairman John McIver (red team) and Hinesville Mayor James Thomas (white team). Bradwell Institute girls’ basketball coach Faye Baker will do the opening tip.  At halftime, there will be a martial arts exhibition Pastor Dr. S. L. Thorne of First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and Hinesville City Councilman Keith Jenkins. Referees for the game will be City of Hinesville Police Captain and Seven Ministries Vice President James C. Reid and Riceboro City Councilman Chris Stacy.  This event is a fundraiser for the Kings as they prepare for the 2013 season.  Food and drinks will be provided, and donations to offset the expenses incurred by travel will be accepted.

Georgia Coastal Fall League set

The Georgia Coastal Basketball Club will be presenting its inaugural Georgia Coastal Fall League for boys in grades 7-9.  The league will host six regular-season games and a single-elimination tournament at the end of the season.  The entry fee for the league is $350.00, with referee fees included. Games are scheduled for Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Oct. 6, and Oct. 13. Admission to the games is $5 for adults, $3 for youth and free to ages 6 and younger. For more information, call Steve Williams at 912-257-9241 or email at, or call Chris Stacy at 912-695-0481.

5K to help RHPD, Crime Stoppers

The first Squash for Josh 5K and 1-mile run will be held Sept. 22 in J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.  The 5K will start at 9 a.m. and the 1-mile run will start at 9:15 a.m.The race is done in memory of Joshua Moore, who was fatally shot March 9, 2011, during an altercation in Midway.Racers can register online at for $15 per person before Sept. 18. Race-day registrations are cash only and cost $20 per person. All pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt and goody bag, while those registering on race day will get goody bags with T-shirts while supplies last.Registration and packet pick-up will begin at 7 a.m. the day of the race. Organizers are accepting donations and sponsorships. Sponsors will have their companies’ logos placed on T-shirts. Race-day volunteers also are needed. For more information, call Danielle Byrne at 478-956-2940 or email at squash4josh@yahoo.comProceeds will be donated to the Richmond Hill Police department and Crime Stoppers.


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