Recreation Calendar, Jan. 5

sports@islandpacket.comJanuary 5, 2014 

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.


HOOP SHOOT CONTEST: What: Bluffton Elks Lodge annual national free-throw shooting contest; Who: Children ages 8-13; When: Noon, Jan. 12; Where: Bluffton Boys and Girls Club; Notes: Three age divisions for boys and girls. Awards for division winners and runners-up. Winners advance to district competition in Charleston. Contestants must have valid birth certificate. Registration: Through local schools; Information: Call contest director Bob Peterson at 422-7096 or 681-3518, or email

YOUTH WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUE: Who: Boys, ages 6-16; When: Games begin Jan. 10; Where: Hilton Head Island Recreation Center; Cost: $85 (includes jersey, team picture); Registration deadline: Nov. 25; Notes: All players ages 8-16 must attend placement on Nov. 16 -- Boys 8-9 from 9-10 a.m., Boys 10-11 from 11 a.m. to noon, Boys 12-13 from 1-2 p.m., Boys 14-16 from 2-3 p.m. Registration/Information: Go to, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.


PALS AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: What: Registration for Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services After-School Program; Where: Bluffton center, Burton Wells, Broomfield, Port Royal, Scott Center and Lind Brown; Notes: Registrations will be accepted until each center is full. Registration: Online at, or at the Burton Wells Recreation Center in Beaufort or the Buckwalter Recreation Center in Bluffton; Information: Call 255-6680 in Beaufort or 255-6710 in Bluffton.


LPGA-USGA GIRLS GOLF OPEN HOUSE: What: Open house session for developmental junior golf program; Who: Girls ages 7-17; When: 3-5 p.m., Jan 12; Where: Rose Hill Golf Club, Bluffton; Notes: Open house will introduce girls to golf instruction that will be available during an upcoming LPGA-USGA Girls Golf session. Program is directed by Dr. Jean Harris and Krista Dunton. Cost for six-month session is $75, and scholarships are available based on need. Registration/Information: Email


BEFORE-SCHOOL AND AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS: When: Monday through Friday (regularly scheduled public school days); Where: Hilton Head Island Recreation Center; Notes: Programs combine play with academics. Children in the afterschool program receive homework assistance. Programs focus on youth development, academic success, friendship and character-building. Before-school program children will be walked over to school. There is a registration fee of $30 per child or $50 per family each year. Completed registration forms must be turned in to Rec Center before your child can attend the program. Financial assistance is available to those in need. Registration: Go to or stop by the Hilton Head Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. Information: call 681-7273.


RESOLUTION RUN/WALK 5K: What: Third annual event to benefit LowCountry Habitat for Humanity; Where: Marina Drive, Dataw Island; When: 10 a.m., Jan. 18; Cost: $25 per person; Notes: Flat course for runners, walkers or strollers. Awards will be given to top 3 finishers in eight categories. Registration:; Information: Call Habitat at 522-3500 or email

HILTON HEAD MARATHON: What: Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K; When: 8 a.m. Feb. 8; Where: Jarvis Creek Park, Hilton Head Island; Notes: The inaugural marathon and 12th annual half marathon will take runners over the Cross Island bridge. Both the marathon and half marathon will feature all standard male and female divisions. The event also will feature a 5K, children's fun run, and post-race party with live music, vendors and a craft beer garden. The event is limited to a total of 2,500 participants. Registration: Go to; Information: Call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520.


PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS: Who: Ages 3 & Up; When: 5:45-6:15 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 12-21; Where: Hilton Head Island Rec Center; Cost: $135; Notes: Scholarships available. If you would like to set up a different time, call Brandon at 681-7273; Registration: Go to or stop by the Hilton Head Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. Information: call 681-7273.

FALL TIGER SHARKS SWIM TEAM: What: Wardle Family YMCA fall sports registration; When: Season began Sept. 23; Note: Financial assistance is available for those who meet the criteria. Go to for specific practice dates and times. Registration: Online at or at the YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Dr., Port Royal. Information: Call 522-9622.


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 (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


SAND VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS WANTED: Serious volleyball players are being sought for doubles and triples in the sand. Matches will be played in the Beaufort area on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. until dark. Information: Call 263-3745.

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