Summer sports heat up at YMCA

June 26, 2013 

YMCA has summer sports camps

The Fort Mill/Gold Hill Branches are offering creative, educational and entertaining Summer Specialty and Sports Camps, designed to expand on existing skills and interests and to build new ones.

Sports Camps include basketball, soccer, lacrosse and football. Specialty camps include Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO Camps, Performing Arts Camp and Summer Dance Workshops.

For more information or to register, call 548-8020 or go to www.upymca.org.

Lacrosse Camp

A youth lacrosse camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 15-18 for all rising fourth- through eighth-graders. All skill levels are welcomed.

Register at the Anne Springs Close Greenway Recreation Complex on Tom Hall Street.

Rec leagues need umpires

Tega Cay Parks and Recreation needs baseball umpires and flag football officials for the 2013-2014 seasons. Previous baseball experience required.

For more information, contact Joey Blethen at 803-548-3787 or jblethen@tegacaysc.gov.

Junior golf tour planned

Local kids are invited to participate in a summer golf tour beginning June 30 at Fort Mill Golf Course.

The tour will play four area courses with a championship at The Palisades Aug. 11. All youth ages 10-17 will be divided into two divisions with the younger group playing nine holes and the older youth playing 18 holes.

Winners at each event will get awards and the point leaders for the tour will be awarded trophies. There is a $30 fee to join the tour (the fee is waived for members of the Fort Mill Junior Golf Association). For more information or to register, call Brent Reneau at 803-230-2853 or go to aga-fmgc.com.

Lacrosse club open to local kids

The Fort Mill Lacrosse Club offers teams for boys ages 15 and younger under and girls in second to eighth grades. Registration and additional information available at fmlacrosse.com.

Sign up for sports camps

Registration for Fort Mill Parks & Recreation Summer Camps is being held at the Recreation Complex, 971 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. For details, call 547-2273 or email Jason Ratterree at mjratterree@fortmillsc.gov.

• Soccer camp: The town and Discoveries Soccer will offer soccer camps for ages 6 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 29 to Aug. 1. Cost is $280 with a sibling discount of $15, with a T-shirt. Directed by Discoveries Soccer at the field at the Recreation Complex.

• Lacrosse camp: The town and Nation Ford High School lacrosse team will offer a lacrosse camp for rising fourth- to eighth-grade boys and girls from 9 a.m. to noon July 15 to 18. Cost is $125 with a camp T-shirt and starter lacrosse stick. Run by former collegiate lacrosse players and high school players at Nation Ford High School.

• Tennis camps and lessons: The town is partnering with Absolute Tennis and the Surma Sports Group for a tennis program geared for ages 3 to 18. Instruction for adults is also available. Lessons are monthly; camps are weekly. Contact the Recreation Complex. Instructor and pro is Billy McKinney.

Knights offer special deal on tickets

The 2013 season is rapidly approaching and The Charlotte Knights are ready to give fans a jump on purchasing single-game tickets to a select number of 2013 games. Fans can purchase tickets online only to the following games:

•  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 will need to sign-up for the Knights e-newsletter. A special pre-sale code was will be emailed to all subscribers prior to Presidents Day. Fans already signed up for the e-newsletter do not need to re-register.

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.

Youth, teen rugby players wanted

The Fort Mill Dragons Rugby Club is looking for players from beginner to experienced to play on middle school (ages 10-14) and high school (19 and younger) teams. Anyone interested in playing, supporting or coming out to watch a home game can find the team on Facebook by searching for The Fort Mill Dragons Rugby Club or emailing fortmillrugby@gmail.com.

Alumni football is coming to Fort Mill

Gridiron Alumni plans is planning several full-contact alumni football games. Gridiron Alumni travels the nation pitting old football rivals against each other one more time. Players are needed 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, go to gridironalumni.com.

Gridiron Alumni was founded in 2010 and has raised more than $150,000 for schools and charities using alumni football games as a fundraising vehicle.

Indian Land boosters seek help looking for support

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 coach Mayer at 803-548-9452 or email mmayer@lcsd.k12.sc.us.

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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