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Sports briefs for Sept. 16, 2012
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St. James Sport Center basketball camp
The second annual St. James Sport Center Fundamental Basketball Camp will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the St. James Sports Center in Holmestown. Open to boys and girls in fifth-ninth grades, the camp is free, but campers must be registered. Participants can register at the center.  
Twenty campers will be named all-stars, and the MVP will receive a free Nike T-shirt and basketball. A basketball game between Fort Stewart’s Youth Challenge Academy and the Coastal Crew Rebels’ Elite team will follow the camp. Tip-off is at 2:30 p.m., and the game is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Ernie Walthour at 980-4559.

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 368-2323.
The Association of the U.S. Army’s fourth annual Golf Tournament will start at 8 a.m. Sept. 21 at Taylors Creek Golf Course on Fort Stewart. Cost is $50 per player. The deadline to register is Sept. 14. The tournament will benefit 3rd Infantry Division soldiers and their families. Lunch and door prizes will be provided. Sponsor opportunities are available and cost from $100-$1,500. Golfers have the opportunity to win a new car at a designated hole sponsored by Hinesville Ford. For more information, call Jerry Kimble at 506-0226 or Joe Ford at 977-1077 or email

5K to help RHPD, Crime Stoppers
The first Squash for Josh 5K and 1-mile run will be Sept. 22 in J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. The 5K will start at 9 a.m. and the mile run at 9:15 a.m. The race is in memory of Joshua Moore, who was fatally shot on March 9, 2011, during an altercation in Midway.
For more information, call Danielle Byrne at 478-956-2940 or email at
Proceeds will be donated to the Richmond Hill Police Department and Crime Stoppers.

Third annual
Sunbury 5K set
The third annual Sunbury 5K is scheduled for Oct. 16 in Sunbury. The race starts at 10 a.m. and registration is $30. All registration proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and American Diabetes Association. The presenting sponsor is Merritt & Grinstead, Attorneys at Law. Register online at or For more information or sponsorship opportunities call Patrick Boyle at (912) 884-7317.

Memorial rodeo
The seventh annual Shawnee McGowan Memorial Junior Rodeo will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at the N.C. Ranch in Ludowici. Admission is $5.00, with children 5-younger admitted free.
Since its inception in 2006, the rodeo has raised more than $45,000 for the Long County School System’s clubs and scholarships. The event is done in memory of Shawnee McGowan, a Long County student and barrel racer who died in a tragic accident.
The rodeo features barrel racing, team roping and pole bending, along with games such as mutton bustin, steer scrambles and a toy scramble. There also will be a bicycle giveaway and food.
For more information, call Alice McGowan at 256-4282 or Mary Todd at 258-5018.

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