Sports Shorts 5-15-19

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A weekly listing of area sports news and events

Free family fishing clinic May 18
A free family fishing clinic will be held 1-4 p.m. May 18 at Grandchildren’s Park in Sun City Carolina Lakes.
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.
5K Race for Charity May 18 in Lancaster
Lancaster Runs and Lancaster Rotary Club will host a 5K Race for Charity May 18 at Lancaster High School, 617 Normandy Road. The event will begin with a free Tot Trot for kids ages 5 and under at 7:45 a.m. and a 5K run and walk at 8 a.m. Sign up at https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/Lancaster/RaceforCharity5k. All proceeds benefit local charities and Lancaster Rotary projects in Lancaster County. For details, email rmaxfield1@icloud.com or lancasterruns @gmail.com.
Emerson Ellis golf tournament May 21
The Carolina Traffic and Transportation Club will host the annual Emerson Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament May 21 at Lancaster Golf Course, 1821 Springs Club Road, Lancaster, with registration at 9:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m.
Registration is $75 per player, which includes golf, cart fees, on-course beverages, cookout and one ticket for the cash drawing. Mulligans are $5 and limited to two per player.
Tickets for the meal for non-players are $15.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, as well as close-ups on par three and long-drive holes. The drawing for the cash prize will take place after the tournament and entrants must be present to win.
A hole sponsorship is $100, with beverage cart sponsorship $200.
All proceeds benefit Lancaster Children’s Home.
For details, contact Gwen Byrd at (803) 320-2170 or gwenbrd55@gmail.com.
Gregory Family YMCA offers swim lessons
The University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Gregory Family YMCA has set swim lessons for the summer session.
Lessons, held Monday-Thursday, are at the Gregory Family YMCA at USCL, 512 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster.
The classes are taught by USCL Aquatics Director Anne H. Small and her staff.
Session 1 is June 3-13 and includes Aqua Infant, Wee Toddler, Aqua Tot and Levels 1-4. Session 2 is June 17-27 and includes Aqua Tot and Levels 1-4. Session 3 is July 8-18 and includes Aqua Infant, Wee Toddler, Aqua Tot and Levels 1-4. Session 4 is July 22-Aug 1 and includes Aqua Tot and Levels 1-4.
No classes will be held July 1-5.
Morning classes for Aqua Tot and Levels 1-4 are 10-10:30 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m.
Evening classes for Aqua Infant, Wee Toddler, Aqua Tot and Levels 1-4 are 5:30-6 p.m., 6-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-7 p.m.
To register for these lessons, visit the website, www.upymca.org and click on the Gregory Location. For more details, (803) 313-7102, or (803) 313-9622.

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