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Sports Calendar

Posted: October 11, 2011 - 7:50pm

Softball

The 14-U Georgia Shockers Fast Pitch Softball organization will hold tryouts at 2 p.m. today at Patriots Park. Contact Phillip Buck at (706) 589-6773 or ga.shockers@gmail.com, or go to ww.georgiashockers.com.

Fundraisers

The Monster Dash 5K Race will be held at Blanchard Woods Park on Saturday. Registration will be held at 7 a.m., followed by the race at 8 a.m. Call Ken at (706) 312-7402.

Registration is under way for the third annual WSI-United Way 10K River Run, set for Oct. 22 in North Augusta. The event, which begins at 9 a.m. at Riverview Park, includes a 10K run, a 5K walk, and a 1-mile Kids Fun Run, along with music, a silent auction and "goody bags" for participants. Registration is $30 or $10 for the Fun Run. Registration is available on race day; online at <a href="http://www.active.com">www.active.com</a> or <a href="http://www.strictlyrunning.com">www.strictlyrunning.com</a>; or by phone at (803) 952-7521.

The Augusta Area Dietetic Association will play host to the first Autumn Acorn Fall Bike Ride for Kids on Oct. 22. The ride is designed to increase awareness about the epidemic of obesity among school-aged children. The 5.5-mile course starts at the canal parking area at Lake Olmstead. Riders are encouraged to wear a helmet. Registration is $10, which includes a T-shirt. Raffle tickets will be given to children who donate a canned good to It's Spooky to be Hungry. Registration begins at 9 a.m. on race-day, but pre-registration is also available. Call Iris McDuffie at (706) 627-5864.

Volleyball

The information meeting for the CSRA Heat Volleyball Club traveling teams and developmental clinics will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Hull Fine Arts Center at Augusta Preparatory Day School in Flowing Wells Road in Martinez. All new and returning families are encouraged to attend. Programs are designed for girls in grades 4-12. Registration for tryouts is online at <a href="http://www.csraheat.com">www.csraheat.com</a>. Email <a href="mailto:director@csraheat.com">director@csraheat.com</a>.

Lacrosse

The Marshall Family Y is looking for volunteer lacrosse coaches for the upcoming fall season. Contact Justin Goolsby at (706) 922-9658 or <a href="mailto:jgoolsby@thefamilyy.org">jgoolsby@thefamilyy.org</a>.

Volunteers sought

MACH Academy is looking for volunteers. The academy, which operates out of Fleming Tennis Center in South Augusta, provides year-round programs and services, including academic and tutoring support, computer literacy, nutrition, and fitness and tennis instruction. Call (706) 796-5046 or email <a href="mailto:mparks37@comcast.net">mparks37@comcast.net</a>.

Basketball

The Columbia County Recreation and Events Department will hold youth winter basketball registration Oct. 24 until Nov. 10. Early-bird registration for previous participants will be available Oct. 17-21 online at <a href="https://egov.columbiacountyga.gov/vsi/vsiwebtrac.html">https://egov.columbiacountyga.gov/vsi/vsiwebtrac.html</a>.

Regular registration is available at Patriots Park or online. Age control date is Jan. 1. Registration fee is $70, $60 and $50 for the first, second and third child, respectively. For out-of-county participants, the registration fee is $130, $110 and $90 for the first, second and third child, respectively. Call (706) 863-7523 or go to <a href="http://www.columbiacountyga">www.columbiacountyga</a>. gov.

The High School Rising Superstar Camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at Patriots Park. The showcase event will feature college coaches at the Division II and III levels. Cost is $95 per player. Contact Dameon Key at (706) 831-3109 or lineage <a href="mailto:ofchampions@yahoo.com">ofchampions@yahoo.com</a>, or call C.L. Butler at (843) 455-1893.

The annual CSRA Middle School Thanksgiving Classic will be held Nov. 25-26 at Patriots Park. It will feature boys and girls teams from Georgia and South Carolina and will have public and private school divisions. Each team will play one game per day. To register, go to <a href="https://lineage.wufoo.com/forms/m7x3p9">https://lineage.wufoo.com/forms/m7x3p9</a> or call Dameon Key at (706) 831-3109.

Golf tournament

The Evans High School baseball team will hold its annual golf tournament Oct. 22 at Gordon Lakes Golf Course. The event will begin at 11:15 a.m. with lunch and a shotgun start will follow at 12:45 p.m.

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