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Sports briefs for Sept. 9, 2011
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Shriner’s golf tourney Saturday

The 26th annual Hinesville/Fort Stewart Shriners’ Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday at Cherokee Rose Golf Club in Hinesville. The fee is $50 per person and includes cart, green fees and food.
Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin, straightest drive, longest drive and hole-in-one. Men and women are welcome. The format is 18-hole, four-person scramble.
For information, call Jim Williams at 912-977-8455 or Albert Nelson at 912-876-2391.

Fort Stewart Youth Bowling

Fort Stewart Youth Bowling will register bowlers ages 3-18 from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Marne Lanes. Bowlers must register then to ensure being placed on a team. Play starts at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 24.
For more information, call Jeff Eastlake at 369-8384 or 977-2015 or Marne Lanes at 767-4866.

Hoops tourney this weekend

Khari Collins will host a Heat Check basketball tournament this weekend at Johnnie Fraiser Park. The event is open to children ages 9-13. Teams can register Saturday. 
For more information, call 318-3097 or 370-2622.

Tourney to benefit Brandon Hellgren

 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

St. James Sports Center

 St. James Sports Center will host a free fundamentals camp Oct. 1. It is open to boys ages 12-14 and players in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Participants can check in from 9-9:45 a.m. Camp starts at 10 a.m. From 10 a.m.-noon, campers will participate in an intense fundamental workout.
There will be a lunch break from 12:05-1:05 p.m. Campers can buy their lunch or bring their own. Drinks and snacks will be sold at the St. James concession area. A guest speaker will take the floor from 1:10-1:30 p.m.
The top 24 campers will be selected to participate in an all-star game, which will be videotaped. All-star players will receive free jerseys. Campers must bring shorts and shoes.
For more information, call 980-4559 or 884-3016 or go to The St. James Sports Center is at 1140 Holmestown Road in Midway.

Basic hoops taught at Y

 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

YMCA soccer signups end soon

 Soccer registration is under way at the Liberty County YMCA for children ages 3-13. The deadline to register is Sept. 17. For more information, call 368-9622.

Cat Walk submissions due

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, former athletes must have graduated from Bradwell Institute, played sports at the college level and graduated from college.
To submit names or photos, email 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 information, call 368-6123.

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