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Sports briefs for March 27, 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 on April 8. Participants are encouraged to start a personal fundraising web page after they register by going to

Packet pick up 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, the 5K begins at 9 and the pop tab weigh-in runs from 7-noon. After-race activities include awards, entertainment, refreshments and guest Ronald McDonald and last until noon.

Golfing for



The Liberty County Martin Luther King Jr. Association Inc. is sponsoring the 7th 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.


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 e-mail


Kings of the South


The Kings of the South AAU Invitational Tournament is scheduled for April 8-10 in Hinesville. Registrations will be accepted until April 1. There will be a boys’ division open to third- through 12th-graders and a girls’ division open to sixth- through 12th-graders. The entry fee is $250, and trophies will be awarded to first- and second-place teams. For more information, call 912-695-0481.


Hank White scholarships


Scholarship applications are available for the annual Henry ‘Hank’ White Memorial Scholarship and must be postmarked no later than April 25:

Grants available include:

First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church senior, two $1,000 scholarships, applications at the church.

Bradwell Institute senior, one $1,000 scholarship, applications in the guidance office.

Liberty County High School senior, one $1,000 scholarship, applications in the guidance office.

Active duty military, undergraduate, one $1,000 scholarship, applications at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at 425 W. Oglethorpe Hwy. and at the Fort Stewart Army Education Center at 100 Knowledge Drive Bldg 100.

Community, undergraduate Liberty County resident, one $1,000 scholarship, applications at the Chamber office.

Applications include an essay along with two letters of recommendation. For more information, call Derrick Taylor or Janice Taylor at 876-4513 or e-mail janic or





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. For more information, call 320-9869 or e-mail


Cat Walk



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, e-mail 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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