Host families needed
The Carolina Sox organization, of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League, needs host families for the 2008 season. The players will be in the area from May 27 until the last week of July. The team needs 10 more host families or at least spots for 10 players, some families may actually take two players if willing. The only responsibility of the host family is to give the players a place to sleep. Any other interaction with the family is up to them. Most of our players stay with families that have younger kids playing baseball and it gives them a chance to be around the older players and work on skills. Players are instructed to spend as much time as they can with the children. If interested in becoming a host family, contact Larry Tremitiere, General Manager at (803) 366-5436 or (803) 517-6626.
Junior golf instruction
Junior golf instruction will be held Saturdays in April from 4 to 5:15 p.m. at the Fort Mill Golf Course driving range. All juniors ages 5-17-years-old and all ability levels welcomed, and clubs will be provided if need be. Cost is $15/session. To sign up or for more info, call Brent Reneau at (803) 230-2853.
Free soccer clinic
Free Charlotte Eagles soccer skills clinic will be held at the Steele Creek Complex from 6 to 8 p.m. April 17. All players are welcome, no advance registration necessary. The professional players will run stations for the various age groups relating to ball skills, passing, shooting, etc. Directions on www.scaasports.com
Open women's and men's softball leagues
New this year, Leroy Springs Recreation Complex will offer open women's and men's softball leagues. Games will be played on Wednesday and Friday evenings June-August. There will be an Open League Organizational Meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Banks Street gymnasium. A representative from each team must attend this meeting to participate in the 2008 softball season. For more information, contact the Athletic Offices at 547-1045. Entry Fee is $400 per team (game balls provided).
Men's Flag Football League
Men's Flag Football League through Victory Sports will be held at Flint Hill Baptist Church's new field on Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. starting April 17. For more information, see www.victorysportoutreach.org or call 547-7301.
Baxter Barracuda 5K/one-mile Fun Run and Walk will be held this Saturday, April 19. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Baxter Town Center in Fort Mill. Late registration will be held from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. on Market Street. Adults are $20 and children are $15. For more information go to, www.baxterbarracudas.com.
Booster Club meeting
The Fort Mill High Athletic Booster Club will host a captain's choice golf tournament Friday, May 2, at Tega Cay Golf Club. The booster club is seeking local businesses for hole or team sponsorship. Anyone interested in playing or helping sponsor the event can contact Bailey Jackson at 547-4672 for more details. All details are also available at http://fmhs.fort-mill.k12.sc.us/home.aspx, click on athletics.
No money, no birdies
The Indian Land golf team is planning to participate in the Class A State golf tournament at Stoney Point in Greenwood, SC May 4-6, but needs help. The golf team needs $500 to pay for the tournament entry fee and hotel rooms. Any business interested in making a donation, make checks payable to IL golf and send them to the high school, attention Coach Michael Mayer or contact Mayer at the school between 1-3 pm daily.
Pleasant Hill golf tournament
The Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church will hold a captain's choice golf tournament at noon, May 5 at Stonebridge Golf Club. The cost is $50 per golfer, $200 per team includes greens fee, cart, and post-round dinner and awards banquet. Awards banquet immediately following tournament at Pleasant Hill UMC Fellowship Hall. Other family members and friends may attend banquet for an additional $10 per person. Make checks payable to Pleasant Hill Men's Fellowship. Registration fees must be received prior to tournament date. Proceeds intended for United Methodist youth and children's camp ministries. For more information, contact Pleasant Hill UMC at 548-4922.
Cheer Jewels All-Star cheerleading
Sign-up for the 2008-2009 Cheer Jewels season is underway through Saturday, May 10. A placement workshop will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. May 10th at the Leroy Springs Recreation Complex. Cheer Jewels is for children ages 4-14 and for all ability levels. Participants will learn to stunt, tumble, jump, dance and cheer. For more information, call Jennifer Wilson at 372-7082.
Offensive line camp
Nation Ford High school will host a one day camp for offensive linemen May 25 at the school. Registration is between 8-9 a.m. with the camp ending near 4 p.m. Bring tennis shoes in case of rain. The camp will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact Rusty Jester at email@example.com.
Bricks for Baseball
The Indian Land High School baseball team is selling two sizes of engraved bricks that will be displayed on a new brick wall backstop for the standard bricks and a walkway area for the larger 8 x 8 bricks. The money raised from the sale will help fund various projects such as the new backstop, installing fencing around the batting cage, new infield dirt and landscaping around the outside of the field. The standard bricks will sell for $50 and $75 for the larger bricks. Forms are available on our website www.indianlandbaseball.com and through the athletic department at the school. You can make your check out to the Indian Land Booster Club - Baseball Fundraiser.
Playball is teaming with Leroy Springs to offer sports classes, beginning in February, to students enrolled in the FLYERS after school program. Playball is an international child development company that has been coaching children for over 20 years, and their programs are now run in a dozen countries around the world. Classes are for boys and girls of all abilities and utilize a variety of activities and games to teach skills used in basketball, baseball, football, soccer, hockey, tennis and volleyball.Parents of FLYERS' children can register for Playball through the Leroy Springs Recreation Complex, either in person or by calling (803) 547-4575. Registration for Playball is on a monthly basis and the cost is $35 per month. Age-appropriate classes will be held weekly at each elementary school -- Monday at Gold Hill, Tuesday at Fort Mill, Wednesday at Springfield and Riverview and Friday at Orchard Park. You can also find out more about Playball by calling Derick Wilder at (803) 487-4687.
For self defense, sport, fitness and fun, try this ancient martial art offered at Leroy Springs Recreation Complex. Learn body movement and control involving the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks and dodges with the hands and feet. Start working on achieving your black belt status now. Charles Lingerfelt's American Freestyle Karate Club was established in 1976 and is the oldest American Freestyle Karate Club in the United States. Renshi Charles Lingerfelt has been training since 1973.Kicking Dragons (ages 4-7 years of age) meet Tuesday/Thursday 6:15-7 p.m. Beginner class are Tuesday/Thursday 7 p.m., advanced classes are Tuesday/Thursday 8 p.m. Fee is $45 a month for members month and $55 for non-members.
Total Golf Adventure
TGA Program offered at Leroy Springs Recreation Complex is designed to make golf fun and easy to learn. Students will be introduced to the game of golf and taught rules and etiquette. As your child's passion for the golf game grows, it will also expand and improve your child's motor skills and coordination, build their confidence and self esteem. In addition, our "Play the Fair Way with TGA" Character Development Initiative ensures that students learn values in the TGA's program that will positively impact their lives on and off the course. Instructor Champ Detamore is a PGA Professional. All equipment is provided. Children meet one hour each week for a six week session. Check the member service desk for upcoming classes. Fee is $90/members and $100/non-members per six-week session.
Swim lesson programs
Students work their way through several levels; skills taught will include breath control, unsupported movement, underwater exploration, compact diving, safety around the pool, coordinated front and back crawl and stroke development. Classes limited to 12 per session (ratio student to instructor 6:1) to offer more individualized lessons. Classes meet Monday-Thursday for two-week sessions. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 547-1054. Check monthly listings for dates at the member service desk at Leroy Springs Recreation Complex.
Adult swim lessons
This class held at Leroy Springs Recreation Complex is an introduction to the water for the beginner swimmer ages 13 to adult. The class will teach you how to float, glide, rhythmic breathe and become comfortable in the water. The class will also teach you the front crawl and back stroke. This class is excellent for those who have a fear of the water. Class meets Monday-Thursday for two weeks from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Check monthly listings for dates and times or call the Complex at 547-4575. Fee is $39/members and $49/non-members.
Leroy Springs offers classes
Leroy Springs Recreation Complex is located on 971 E. Tom Hall St. in Fort Mill. The complex offers a gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, weight room, dance studio, aerobic studio, two racquetball/ handball courts, craft/ceramic center, two classrooms, and a large meeting room. Outside facilities include six lighted tennis courts, two softball fields, one little league field, one soccer field and two playgrounds. The complex is membership based but anyone can come and use the facility for a daily guest fee. For more information, call 547-4575.
--compiled by Mac Banks