Recreation calendar, June 5

sports@islandpacket.comJune 5, 2014 

A 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.


BULLDOGS GIRLS SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP: When: 9 a.m.-noon, June 9-13 and July 14-18; Where: McCracken Middle School, Bluffton; Cost: $85 per week or $150 for both weeks; Notes: Scholarship help is available. Registration/Information: Call Debbie Retzer, 843-816-8200 or 843-836-2886.


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.


JIM FERGUSON MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: When: 11 a.m., June 7; Where: Old South; Format: Four man-scramble, shotgun start, two flights, gross and net. Cost: $150. Notes: Fee includes cart, food, drinks. Event benefits The First Tee if the Lowcountry. Information: Ben Ferguson at 843-301-4460 or Tim Ferguson at 843-301-4461.

MEMORY LINKS ALZHEIMER'S BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT: When: 9 a.m., June 7; Where: Ocean Creek Course, Fripp Island; Format: Four man-Captain's choice; Cost: $85. Notes: Fee includes cart, beverages, goody bag, lunch. There will be a putting contest, a longest drive competition, closest to the pin, team prizes and a hole-in-one contest. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Family Service of Greater Beaufort. Information: 843-575-2366.

BEAUFORT COUNTY GAMECOCK CLASSIC: When: 9 a.m., June 14; Where: Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island, Beaufort; Format: 4-person scramble, Captain's Choice; Cost: $100 per player; Notes: Players will receive breakfast, a gift bag, an awards lunch and on-course beverages. Hole contests and prizes. Proceeds benefit University of South Carolina scholarship athletes. Information: Call Linda McCarty at 521-1445.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GOLF OUTING: When: 10 a.m., June 23; Where: Callawassie Island, Okatie; Format: 4-person scramble; Cost: $125 per player; Notes: Fee includes golf, cart, golf shirt, hat, and lunch. Open to first 72 golfers. Prizes for holes-in-one and closest to hole on par 3s. Proceeds benefit John Paul II High School. Information: Lew Guiler at 843-705-5393 or or Joe Gariti at 843-705-7562 or

SPRING SWING FOR CHARITY: When: June 28; Where: Country Club of Hilton Head; Format: Captain's Choice; Notes: Includes contests, food and beverages. Proceeds to benefit Hilton Head Firefighters Association. Information: Visi or call Chad at 843-301-2423.


U9 AND U11 LACROSSE LEAGUES: Who: Ages 8 and under, 10 and under; Where: Hilton Head Island; Notes: This league is limited to first 30 in each age group. (Ages as of August 31, 2013.) No experience is necessary to participate. Registration: Go to or stop by the Hilton Head Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. Information: call 681-7273.


SHITO RYU KARATE SEMINAR: What: Seminar featuring Soke Bill Price; When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 7; Where: Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island; Cost: $50; Registration/Information: Call McElroy's Martial Arts Academy at 816-0153 or email

MARTIAL ARTS DEMONSTRATION: What: Free demonstration featuring students from local martial arts schools; When: 2-3 p.m., June 7; Where: Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island; Registration/Information: Call McElroy's Martial Arts Academy at 816-0153 or 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.


PICKLEBALL PLAYERS WANTED: When 9 to 11 a.m., Monday through Friday. Where: Hilton Head Island Recreation Center. Cost: Free. Notes: Players are wanted for games. Anyone is welcome. Paddles are available for use. Beginners are encouraged to come on Wednesdays. Information: Judy Smith at or


59TH BEAUFORT WATER FESTIVAL YOUTH SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Where: Beaufort High School football field; When: 9 a.m. June 7; Cost: $20 per player; Notes: 8:30 a.m. check-in; Registration/Information:

USC BEAUFORT SUMMER SOCCER ACADEMY: Who: Soccer players ages 5-17; Where: Fin Land Field, USCB Hilton Head Gateway Campus; When: (Goalkeeper/Forward Camp -- June 23-24, 9 a.m. to noon; Girls Camp -- July 7-11, 8-9:30 a.m. (ages 5-10), 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (ages 11-17); Boys Camp -- July 28-Aug. 1, 8-9:30 a.m. (ages 5-10), 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (ages 11-17); Cost: $110 per player ages 11-17 or $75 for ages 5-10; Notes: Sibling discount of $25 for ages 11-17 or $10 for ages 5-10; team discount is six players for $540; Registration/Information: Register at or contact head coach Ed Heberling at for more information.


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


GIRLS GONE TRI, SESSION III: What: All Ladies Triathlon; When: June 14; Where: Bluffton; Notes: Race consists of 250 pool swim, 10-mile bike ride and 2-mile run. Information: 225-772-2737 or


MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL CAMP: Who: Girls, rising 7th and 8th graders; Where: Bluffton High School; When: Monday, July 14, 9am-5pm; Cost: $25; Notes: For players who want to play on their middle school volleyball team. Program is run by the King University (Bristol, TN) Men's Volleyball Team coach and players. Lunch is included. Must register by June 14; Information: Contact Al Stern at or 705-5293.

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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