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Sports briefs for May 25, 2011
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Fundraiser for Erk Russell statue

The Midway-based Coastal Eagle Club, a Georgia Southern University alumni organization, is planning a “Pig-Paddy Party” to raise funds to build a life-size statue of coach Erk Russell. Tickets are $20 and include food, music, beverages, a chance to win $5,000 and the opportunity to mingle with the entire GSU coaching staff. The event is scheduled for May 27. For more information, call 408-6521.
If you can’t make the event but want to donate to the project, go to Or make checks payable to Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation, mention the Erk Russell project on the memo line and mail to 170 Bluff Creek Drive, Midway, Ga., 31320.

Kids fishing derby nearby

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club will hold its 21st annual Fishing Derby from 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 4, at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery on Highway 144 in Richmond Hill.
The derby will be open to children ages 15 and younger, accompanied by their parents or adult guardian, with awards being presented to children 12 and younger. The event is free, and trophies for the largest single fish and most total pounds of fish will be awarded immediately after the derby for two age groups: 6 and younger and 7-12.
Entry forms can be downloaded at

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 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.  For vendor information, call 980-4559.

Delete - Merge UpbodycopyTiger Tee-Off is in June

The annual Tiger Tee-Off Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Harvey Overton Bradwell Boosters Club, is at 1:30 p.m. June 11 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. The fee is $50 per person, $200 per team in a four-person scramble format. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place teams. To register your teams, send first and last names of team members and the entry fee to Ken Griffin, 727 South Main Street #99, Hinesville, Ga., 31313. For more information, call Griffin at 478-494-2016, Ronnie Mobley at 876-5503 or email Griffin at

Liberty YMCA programs

The Liberty County YMCA is currently registering for the following programs:
• Soccer camp, ages 5-14, camp is June 13-17
• Football camp, ages 5-14, camp is June 20-24
• Basketball camp, ages 5-14, camp is June 27-30
For more information, call 912-368-9622

Summer camp registration

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.
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