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Sports briefs for Aug. 31, 2011
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DeleteTuesday night bowling league

There will be a meeting at
7 p.m. Sept. 6 at Marne Lanes to discuss the upcoming Tuesday night bowling league. Play begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 13. For more information, call Marne Lanes at 767-4866 or Terri Tincher at 369-4777.

YMCA soccer signups

Register for soccer at the Liberty YMCA until Sept. 17. For more information, call 368-9622

Heat Check basketball tournament in September

Khari Collins will host a Heat Check basketball tournament Sept. 10-11 at Johnnie Fraiser Park. The tournament is open to children ages 9-13. Food vendors will be on site selling concessions. Teams can register the day of the tournament. For more information, call 318-3097 or 370-2622.

Golf tournament to support 7-year-old with leukemia

A golf tournament to raise funds for Brandon Hellgren, a 7-year-old who has been diagnosed with leukemia, will be Oct. 8 at Cherokee Rose Country Club. The John E. Smiley Jr. “Jay Bird” Memorial Golf Tournament has established Team Brandon to help support Hellgren, the son of Bradwell Institute baseball coach Rhett Hellgren. All proceeds will go to help cover costs associated with Brandon’s care. Entry costs are $50 per player or $200 per team. Hole sponsors also are sought.
The format is four-person scramble. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call Angie Dixon at 977-0226, Tracey Howard at 977-1860 or Kelly Jackson at 294-1317 or go to

Basketball fundamentals camp

Basketball fundamental 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. Fleming is also organizing a new shooting club called the Young Gunz, which will meet twice a week to perfect shooting skills. For more information, call 320-2111 or email

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