Rotary golf tourney benefits IL schools
The annual Indian Land Rotary Club golf tournament will be held on Thursday, May 16, at Carolina Lakes Golf Club at Sun City.
The event will be a Captain’s Choice format with prizes awarded for first through third place. The $90 per golfer ($360 per team) includes lunch provided by Jersey Mike’s Subs and dinner provided by 521 BBQ, beverages on the course, goodie bag, range balls, plus a round of golf at Carolina Lakes Golf Club to be used at a later date. Proceeds from the event have in the past helped support events such as Indian Land High School scholarships, Indian Land schools Bookworm project, Indian Land Middle School smart boards, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Hwy. 521 cleanup, youth sports teams and more.
Sponsorship opportunities are available beginning at $100. Contact Tracy Little at 803-548-7141 for sponsorships. To participate, please call Kevin Lanier at 803-289-8449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PrimeTime plays in Fort Mill
The PrimeTime Players, a minor league basketball team that plays its home games at Banks Street Gym, 490 Academy St., Fort Mill, kicked off their TRBL title defense with a 111-96 win over the expansion Greensboro Cobras.
PrimeTime showed no ill effects of the trip to Jamestown early, running out to a 27-6 at the end of the first quarter. Lockdown defense by PrimeTime caused the Cobras to shoot just 3-for-20 in the opening frame.
The Cobras would not go away quietly, however, as they trimmed their deficit to 13 at 48-35 at halftime, outscoring PrimeTime 29-21. They would also cut the lead to as little as eight points in the second half before PrimeTime pulled away for good in the closing minutes.
PrimeTime’s Chris Moore made a splash in his TRBL debut, leading all scorers with 29 points on 12-of-16 shooting and adding 10 assists, six rebounds, and 4 steals. Malachai Jones continued to be a double-double machine, dropping 25 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Terrell Smith also tallied 24 for PrimeTime.
Adrian Pickett led the way for the Cobras with 22 points while Zach Mayes chipped in 11 points and pulled down 10 boards. Jeremy James and Norman Carter had 19 apiece for the hosts.
PrimeTime will be on the road again Saturday as they travel to Lumberton, N.C., to play the Carolina Gladiators. Greensboro will head to Charlotte on Friday night to face the Queen City Express.
For more on the team. go to primetimeplayers.trblproball.com or call Chris Thomas at 803-554-9286.
Team golf format debuts
Tega Cay Golf Club is offering young players a team-sport approach to golf through the PGA Junior League Golf.
Teams consist of youngster’s ages 8 to 13, with no previous playing experience required. PGA Junior League Golf participants receive team uniforms with jersey numbers. Rosters are co-ed with competitions being two-person scrambles, which reinforces the team concept and limits the pressure on any one player. Coaches can substitute players every three holes so all of the 10 to 12 golfers on each team can participate.
Teams play regular season matches throughout the first part of the season, which runs May through July, before convening for city, sectional and regional championships. Each regional champion, along with the host region team, advances to a national championship held in the fall.
For more information, contact Cami Berher by calling 704-277- 5741, or going to www.pgajrleaguegolf.com.
Softball players needed for fundraiser
A softball tournament fundraiser for Philadelphia United Methodist Church’s mission trip to Kenya will be held April 12-13 at the Complex on the Greenway on Tom Hall Street in Fort Mill.
Men’s and women’s divisions will compete. Registration costs $175 per team. To register, contact Cindi Cahaly at 803-493-5440 or email@example.com.
Golfers wanted for charity event
Golfers will tee it up at the second annual Swing Fore A Child’s Place golf tournament May 13, help area homeless children attend summer camp. The event, held at River Run Country Club in Davidson, N.C., includes a buffet lunch, prizes, raffles and dinner, with all funds raised going to A Child’s Place for its camp, My Place.
Tee-off is 1 p.m. A buffet lunch opens at noon. Registration is $250 per player, or $800 per foursome, at swingfore2013.eventbrite.com. Players will have the chance to vie for raffle prizes, such as tickets to a Duke basketball game with a behind-the-scenes tour of Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lacrosse club open to local kids
The Fort Mill Lacrosse Club offers teams for boys ages 15 and younger and girls in second to eighth grades. Registration and additional information is available at fmlacrosse.com.
Knights offer special deal on tickets
The Charlotte Knights are ready to give fans an early jump on purchasing single-game tickets to a select number of 2013 games. Fans can purchase tickets online only to the following games:
• Opening Day, Thursday, April 11 – final home opener in Fort Mill’s Knights Stadium before the team moves to Charlotte in 2014.
• WBT Skyshow – Wednesday, July 3.
• Final Regular Season Game at Knights Stadium – Monday, Sept. 2.
• All 10 Flashback Friday Games – Knights will commemorate 24 seasons at Knights Stadium with a series of promotions and giveaways.
To purchase tickets to these select games, fans need to sign-up for the Knights e-newsletter. A special pre-sale code was emailed to subscribers prior to Presidents Day.
Single-game ticket prices are $15 for field box seats, $13 for lower level reserved and $9 for general admission. By purchasing tickets in advance, fans will save $1 on all of the single-game ticket pricing. Full season and partial season ticket packages are on sale and can be purchased by calling 704-357-8071 ext. 2106 or online at charlotteknights.com.
Tega Cay Vets planning charity 5K
The Tega Cay Veterans Association is planning the 2013 Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk for Monday, May 27.
All proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the Tega Cay Veterans Association. Volunteers are needed to help run the event. For more information, call 396-8550.
Players wanted for alumni games
Gridiron Alumni plans several full-contact alumni football games. Gridiron Alumni travels the nation pitting old football rivals against each other one more time. Players need to sign up, and the first 40 players on each team get to play. The team that gets 30 people registered first gets home-field advantage.
Teams from Fort Mill, Indian Land and Nation Ford high schools – as well as other area teams – are forming now. The games are set for early spring.
If you or someone you know is interested, register at gridironalumni.com. For details, call Chris at 530-410-6396.
Gridiron Alumni was founded in 2010 and has raised more than $150,000 for schools and charities using alumni football games.
Tennis lessons at the complex
Absolute Tennis is partnering up with Complex on the Greenway for a summer full of tennis. This tennis camp is designed for players ranging in skills from beginner to advanced. This camp will work on form and conditioning with hours of instruction, match play and tennis-related games. For more information, call Billy McKinney at 803-287-5263.
Indian Land boosters seek help
The Indian Land High School Athletic Booster Club is selling program ads, corporate signs, memberships and season passes. All forms can be downloaded from the ILHS website at ilhs.lancasterscschools.org.
For more information, contact call 803-548-9452 or email email@example.com.
Train at the Y with Fitness 101
Fitness 101 at the Fort Mill YMCA is a course designed for anyone serious about getting leaner, stronger and in shape.
Get the information you need to meet your fitness goals by addressing such issues as proper breathing, range of motion and exercise selection.
The course meets at 9 a.m. the third Saturday of each month and the cost is $5.
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