Recreation Calendar, May 1

sports@islandpacket.comMay 1, 2013 

Listing of recreation tournaments, events and activities for the Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort areas

All phone numbers are area code 843 unless otherwise listed.


ADULT BASKETBALL: What: Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services league; Where: Buckwalter Recreation Center, Bluffton; Who: 18 and older; Cost: $60 per person or $600 per team; cost includes jerseys; Note: Games begin the second week in May and end in July; Registration: Buckwalter Recreation Center, 905 Buckwalter Parkway in Bluffton; Information: or call 255-6710.

SPRING BASKETBALL CLINIC: What: Skills, drills and scrimmage play; Where: Island Rec Center, Hilton Head Island; Who: Ages 6-10; When: 4-5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays; Session 1 is April 9-May 2; Session 2 is May 7-23; Cost: $50 per session; Notes: Children can be picked up from the Hilton Head elementary schools. No classes will be held April 18; Registration/Information: Go to, call 681-7273 or visit the Hilton Head Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island.


MAYOR'S BIKE RIDE FOR A DIABETES CURE: When: June 1, 10 a.m. (ages 3-10) and 10:30 a.m. (ages 11 and up); Where: Hardeeville City Hall & Recreation Complex; Cost: $10 per adult, kids free; Notes: Proceeds from the event benefit the Southeast Georgia/Coastal South Carolina American Diabetes Association. Bike rentals available. T-shirt for each rider. Helmets required. Free refreshments. Corporate sponsorships begin at $200 (includes up to 10 riders). Free health screenings for high blood pressure, heart rate, height & weight, and blood sugar. Information: Raven Favor 784-2231


BEAUFORT SPORTFISHING AND DIVING CLUB MEETING: When: May 9; Where: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady's Island; Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; Notes: Capt. Judy Helmey, and several crew members, will give a presentation on flounder fishing, inshore and offshore. They will also discuss rigs, rods, reels, baits of choice, and various locations in rivers and estuaries. No reservations are needed. Guests are welcome. Information: Call Capt. Frank Gibson at 522-2020.


HHIJGA REGISTRATION: What: Registration for the Hilton Head Island Junior Golf Association summer program; Who: Full-time summer residents of the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton area between ages 8-18 (as of June 1); Cost: $125 ($75 for additional children of same family); Registration deadline: June 5; Notes: Season begins June 10, and ends August 15. A mandatory meeting for all new parents of the program will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 4 at the Moss Creek Plantation clubhouse. Registrations will be accepted that evening. Applications and information also can be obtained by sending a legal-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope to: HHIJGA, Suite D, 19 Bow Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, or by visiting the office on Wednesdays or Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. Information: Go to (click on junior golf) or call 785-7198.

BCSO SPRING TOURNAMENT: What: Beaufort County Sherriff's Office tournament; Where: The Legends at Parris Island; When: 12:30 p.m., May 17 (registration 10:30 a.m.); Format: Four-man captain's choice; Cost: $65 per player; Notes: Tournament raises funds to help pay for the BCSO Appreciation Dinner. Prizes for the top 3 teams. Refreshments, door prizes, mulligans, and hole-in-one, closest to the pin and longest drive prizes. Sponsorship opportunities available. Registration/Information: Contact Brian Baird at 255-3405 or

BEAUFORT COUNTY GAMECOCK CLASSIC: When: 9 a.m., June 8; Where: Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island, Beaufort; Format: 4-person scramble, Captain's Choice; Cost: $100 per player; Notes: Gift bag, awards lunch, on-course beverages, hole contests and prizes. Proceeds benefit University of South Carolina scholarship athletes. Information: Call Linda McCarty at 521-1445.


BEAUFORT COUNTY PALS AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: What: Registration for Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services After-School Program; Who: Kindergarten through fifth grade; Where: Burton Wells Recreation Center in Beaufort and Buckwalter Recreation Center in Bluffton; Cost: $75 per month, extra fees will apply for full days of after-school care when school is not in session. Notes: The program is from 3-6 p.m. on school days, and includes homework assistance, arts & crafts, snacks and recreation. Applications can be found at, click "After School"; Information: Call 255-6680 in Beaufort or 255-6710 in Bluffton.


PUBLIX LOWCOUNTRY ROOTS ROCK & REGGAE RUN: What: Inaugural 5K, 10K and 15K races; When: 5 p.m., May 11; Where: Hilton Head Lakes, Hardeeville; Cost: 5K and 10K are $30; 15K race is $45; Notes: A percentage of proceeds from the event will benefit Palmetto Animal League and another local charity. The 5K Roots Run starts at 5 p.m. and the 10K Rock Run starts at 6 p.m. The 15K Reggae Run will be a combined time of the 5K and 10K. Participants running the 15K receive a tie dye and a tech T-shirt. All other runners receive a tech T-shirt. After the races, an awards ceremony and Sunsplash Party will be held in honor of Bob Marley. The party will feature live reggae music from Patwa, refreshments, beer, a Bob Marley look-alike contest, and more. The party is open to the public. Food and beverages will be for sale. Information: Go to or call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520.

RUN FOR ROSE: What: Inaugural 5K race and 1-mile lake walk; When: 9 a.m., May 25; Where: Hilton Head Lakes, Hardeeville; Cost: $20 adults, $15 for 18 and under ($5 more after May 19); Notes: Proceeds to benefit the Mayo Clinic's colorectal cancer program. Shirt for first 100 entrants. Packet pick-up 7:30-8:30 am on race day. Registration:; Information: 301-7288 or 368-2796, or or

FIRECRACKER 5000: What: The 27th annual Hilton Head Firecracker 5000 Road Race and Family Fun Walk; When: 8 a.m., July 4; Where: Jarvis Creek Park, Hilton Head Island; Notes: Due to construction at Shelter Cove Park, this year's course will start behind Jarvis Creek Park on the Cross Island Parkway. The race will finish at the main entrance to Jarvis Creek Park. Post-race party will include a children's fun run, music from Chris Jones, fresh fruit, refreshments, exhibitors, door prizes, a craft beer garden, and more. A percentage of proceeds benefits several local charities including the Hilton Head Rotary Club, the Hilton Head High School cross country team and the Hilton Head Runners Club. Registration: Go to; Information: Call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520 or go to


GROUP SWIM LESSONS: Who: Ages 4 & Up; Where: Island Rec Center, Hilton Head Island; When: 5-5:40 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays; Session 1 is April 9-18; Session 2 is April 23-May 2; Session 3 is May 7-16; Session 4 is May 21-30; Time: 11:15am-Noon; Cost: $65 per session; Note: 6 to 1 child to teacher ratio; Registration/Information: Go to, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.


FREE TENNIS LESSONS: Where: Van Der Meer Tennis Center, Deallyon Ave., Hilton Head Island; When: 5-6 p.m., May 20-23; Notes: The free "Guinea Pig" sessions will be given during TennisUniversity week, which has attracted teaching pros and prospective pros throughout the world. Lessons will be given by the visiting pros. For all ages and skill levels. No reservations necessary. Come rain or shine. Information: Call the Van Der Meer pro shop at 785-8388 or go to

EXHIBITION MATCHES: Where: Van Der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club and Van Der Meer Tennis Center, Hilton Head Island; When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays (Shipyard) and 3 p.m. Sundays, starting June 2 (19 Deallyon Ave.); Cost: Free; Notes: Van Der Meer tennis coaches will be playing the exhitibion matches, rain or shine. Information: Call the Van Der Meer pro shop at 785-8388 or go to

SUN CITY SENIOR DOUBLES TOURNAMENT: When: June 13-16; Format: Age (50 to 75) & NTRP (2.5 to 4.5) categories in men's, women's and mixed doubles; Cost: Early bird registration is $38 for first event, $23 for second event; Registration: Online at; tournament ID is 700016913; Notes: There will be a first match consolation round, player gifts and daily lunch and beverages Friday through Sunday.

YOUTH GROUP TENNIS LESSON: What: Introduction to match play; Where: Chaplin Tennis Park, Hilton Head Island; When: Mondays and Wednesdays; Session 1 is April 1-May 1; Session 2 is May 13-June 5; Times: Ages 6-8, 4-5 pm; Ages 9-12, 5-6 pm; Cost: $65 per session; Note: Coached by Louis Marino; Registration/Information: Go to, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.


ON ON TRI HILTON HEAD ISLAND SPRING TRIATHLON: When: 6:30 a.m., May 18; Where: Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island; Information:

HILTON HEAD ISLAND KIDS' TRIATHLON: When: Saturday, June 22; Where: Hilton Head Island Recreation Center; Information:

BEACH BUM TRIATHLON: When: Saturday, June 29; Where: Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island; Information:

BEACH BUM TRIATHLON: When: Saturday, July 27; Where: Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island; Information:

BLUFFTON KIDS' TRIATHLON: When: Saturday, August 10; Where: Bluffton Aquatic Center; Information:

KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT TRIATHLON: What: Individuals and relay teams competing in a .7-mile swim, 24-mile bike ride and 6-mile run; Where: Kiawah Island Golf Resort; When: Sept. 15; Information: Go to, call 768-2780 or email


BATTERY CREEK LOWCOUNTRY WRESTLING CLUB: Who: 3rd grade and up; When: Practices 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday until May 22; Where: Battery Creek High School; Information: Call Nathan Day at 575-5174, Roger Beach at 271-5194 or Jim Shuman at 422-5917.

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