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Sports briefs for March 25, 2011
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Run for Ronald
McDonald House

The Savannah Ronald McDonald House will host the Red Shoes Run & Pop Tab Pandemonium, a 5K run/walk/stroll and pop-tab collection event, on Saturday, April 9, at the Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Ave.
Runners will cross a bridge twice, earning the 5K the nickname the “mini-bridge run.” Strollers are welcome. Visit, key words Red Shoes Run, to register; or get a paper registration by visiting Fleet Feet Sports, the Ronald McDonald House or log onto The fee is $30 through March 30 and then $35 through race day.
Online registration will close April 8. Participants are encouraged to start a personal fundraising web page after they register by going to
Packet pickup is available at Ronald McDonald House on April 8 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. for those who pre-register.
Day-of-race registration begins at 7 a.m. The kiddie run begins at 8:45 a.m., the 5K begins at 9 a.m. and the pop-tab weigh-in runs from 7 a.m.-noon. After-race activities last until noon and will include awards, entertainment, refreshments and guest Ronald McDonald.

Golfing for education

The Liberty County Martin Luther King Jr. Association Inc. is sponsoring the seventh annual Golf Tournament of Scholarships at noon April 16 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. Registration is open until April 8. The cost is $50 per player, $200 per team. All proceeds benefit academic scholarships for LCHS seniors. Door prizes and lunch will be provided for the players. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $100-$1,500. Make checks payable to MLKOA, Inc., P.O. Box 1626, Hinesville, Ga., 31310. For more information, call Kenneth Howard at 876-3164 or Joe Ford at 408-6441.

SNF (Chemtall) golf tourney

The SNF (Chemtall) team will host a golf tournament at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Crosswinds Golf Club.
The entry fee is $50, which includes 18 holes of golf and range balls. Email for information.

Benefit for Helen’s Haven

The Fraser Counseling Center will have a 5K walk/run to benefit Helen’s Haven Children’s Advocacy Center at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 2. Early registration is $25 by March 30.
Late registration is $30 after March 30 until race day. Five-member teams may register for $100. Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m., and the race starts at 8 a.m. Make checks payable to: 5K Run/Walk – Helen’s Haven, 203 Mary Lou Drive, Hinesville, GA 31310. To register online, go to
After the run/walk, refreshments will be available and awards will be given.
Helen’s Haven is a division of Mary Lou Fraser Foundation for Families Inc. For more information, call the Fraser Counseling Center at 369-7777 or email

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