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Sports Shorts 4-24-19

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A weekly listing of area sports news and events

LCPRC umpires meeting April 24
Lancaster County Parks and Recreation will hold an officials meeting for Swing League, Girls Sweetees and T-Ball at 5:30 p.m. April 24 in the conference room at the Springdale Recreation Complex, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.
Officials must be at least age 15, must bring their Social Security number and be able to work Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturday mornings.
Teams will play in the Lancaster, Buford, Kershaw, Heath Springs and Walnut Creek areas.
If you cannot attend the meeting, call the office at (803) 285-5545 and ask for Morgan Blackmon or Tyler Wozniak.
Fore The Kids golf tourney April 26
The ninth-annual Fore The Kids golf tournament to benefit the Lancaster, Chester and York county chapters of Child Evangelism Fellowship will be April 26 at Edgewater Golf Club.
A four-member team, which includes $75 per member, includes lunch, supper, prizes and a goodie bag.
Golfers can make their own team, or sign up and be assigned a team. Mulligans will be available.
Prizes will be awarded for top teams and through drawings.
The tourney will follow a schedule, which includes check-in and range open at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch is served at noon, with the shotgun start at 1 p.m. Supper and awards are at 5 p.m.
A hole sponsor is $250 which includes a hole sign and name on banner. A company sponsor is $500, which includes 4-person team, hole sign and name on banner. A corporate sponsor is $1,000, which includes company sponsor items plus special recognition at the event, fall banquet and newsletters.
To register, email Skip Stutts at sstutts@comporium.net, or call (704) 614-1370.
Muschamp speaks at USC spring meeting
USC Gamecocks head football coach Will Muschamp will be the featured speaker for the annual Lancaster County Gamecock Club spring meeting April 29 at the Catawba Fish Camp in Fort Lawn.
Dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.
A raffle, with each ticket at $5, will be held for two Gamecocks season tickets.
Tickets, $20 each, are available from Joe Grier (285-4757), Glenda Powell (285-0441), Rusty Crenshaw (984-3464), Jason Riggins (802-2741), Doyle Roach (704-877-8357), Lester Terry (448-0443), Brian Casey (283-3866), John Bundy (320-0279), Randy Newman (416-9336), Kyle Rogers (289-0771), Tony Rollings (804-8059) and Randy Williams (320-7209).
VFW Golf Tournament May 8 at Ballantyne
Indian Land VFW Post 12136 will host a Memorial Golf Tournament at The Golf Club at Ballantyne Resort on May 8.  
Entrance fee of $135 includes cart, range balls, breakfast, lunch, contests and prizes.
The Indian Land VFW Post is made up of men and women in south Charlotte and upper Lancaster County area, who have served in all wars since World War II, encompassing a wide range of ages and needs.
Proceeds raised will help accumulate enough funds to buy land and build or find an existing facility to serve the needs of all area veterans.
Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available.
To register an individual or team or to become a tournament sponsor, visit www.vfw12136.org and see Announcements at the bottom of page.
For details, call Clem Markarian at (803) 396-8035.
IL Rotary Club golf tourney May 9
The 2019 Indian Land Rotary Club golf tournament is May 9 at Carolina Lakes Golf Club, 23012 Kingfisher Drive in Sun City Carolina Lakes. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 10 a.m.
The first-place team will win $200 and a trophy; second place will win $100; third place wins a $25 gift card and the last place team gets a prize, too. There will be closest-to-the-pin, longest-drive and putting contests, as well as a chance to win a new vehicle.
Mulligan packages are available and there will be a 50/50 raffle during the event.
Tickets are $440 per team of four golfers or $125 per person. The ticket price includes lunch, dinner and a free round of golf at Carolina Lakes Golf Club at a later date.
Lunch is provided by Jersey Mike’s; dinner provided by 521 BBQ, with a complimentary beer cart during the tournament.
The tournament raises funds for local Rotary projects, including collegiate scholarships for Indian Land High School seniors and dictionaries for all third-graders in Panhandle elementary schools.
The club is also seeking sponsors for the tournament, ranging from $125 tee box signs to the $3,000 titanium level.
To register or sponsor the event, visit www.indianlandrotary.com or contact tournament chairman Adam Cooper at drahcooper@gmail.com or (704) 807-3562.

Register now for county swim team 
Registration for the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation swim team is open through May 10 at the Springdale Recreation Complex, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.
The team is open to boys and girls ages 5-18, as of June 1. The registration fee is $80 per child, which includes a swim cap and T-shirt.
New swimmers must attend a skills assessment 3-4 p.m. May 18. They must be able to swim 25 yards (l lap) of freestyle and backstroke (ages 10 under), or 50 yards (two laps) of freestyle and backstroke (ages 11-up) without assistance or stopping. New swimmers must pass this assessment to be on the competitive swim team.
Swimsuit fitting is 3-4 p.m. May 18 at the Wylie Street Pool, 106 S. Wylie St., Lancaster, or online at www.augustaswim. Female suits are $60 each and male suits are $46 each. Team bathing suits are not required. Girls are required to wear a navy one-piece suit and boys a navy jammer spandex suit. Returning swimmers may wear a swimsuit from previous years as long as it is navy. 
The Lancaster Swim Team competes in the Metrolina Swim League. Away meets will be in the Rock Hill/Fort Mill area. The 2019 season ends June 29.
Register at the complex 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday,  or online at www.mylancastersc.org/parks. For details, call (803) 285-5545.
Free family fishing clinic May 18
A free family fishing clinic will be held at Grandchildren’s Park in Sun City Carolina Lakes from 1-4 p.m. May 18.
Instructors are resident volunteers who are members of the Sport Fishing Club. Bait, rods and reels, and tackle will be provided. The clinic is designed to introduce the basics of fishing to both young and old. Space is limited.
For details or to register, call (803) 737-8483, email aquaticed@dnr.sc.gov or visit www.dnr.sc.gov/aquaticed.
Children’s Home benefit golf tourney May 21
The Carolina Traffic and Transportation Club will hold its annual golf tournament May 21 at the Lancaster Golf Club.
Registration is 9:30 a.m., with the shotgun start at 10:30 a.m.
Registration is $75 per player, which includes golf, on-course beverages, cookout and a ticket for a cash drawing. The cash prize drawing is after the tournament and you have to be present to win.
Mulligans, at $5 each, are optional, and limited to two per player. Non-golfers can pay $15 for the social hour and meal only.
A hole sponsorship is $100, with beverage cart sponsorship $200.
Event proceeds benefit the Lancaster Children’s Home.
For details, contact Gwen Byrd at (803) 320-2170 or gwenbrd55@gmail.com.


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