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.
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 www.islandreccenter.org, call 681-7273 or visit the Hilton Head Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island.
BILL VERITY CUP: What: Annual Pro-Am event to benefit Beaufort Area Boys & Girls Clubs; When: 1 p.m., April 29; Where: Sanctuary Golf Club on Cat Island; Format: Shamble (Texas Scramble); Cost: $125 per person or $500 per team of four amateurs and one pro; Notes: Players may invite a pro to play on their team, or a pro will be provided. Gifts, prizes and a post-event awards reception. Sponsorships and donations of prizes are still being accepted. Information: Contact Liz Vallino at 379-5430 ext. 233; email email@example.com; or go to www.bgclowcountry.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.bcgov.net/PALS, 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 www.bearfootsports.com or call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520.
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 www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.
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 www.sctennis.com/suncity; 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 www.islandreccenter.org, 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: www.ononevents.com
HILTON HEAD ISLAND KIDS' TRIATHLON: When: Saturday, June 22; Where: Hilton Head Island Recreation Center; Information: www.ononevents.com
BEACH BUM TRIATHLON: When: Saturday, June 29; Where: Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island; Information: www.ononevents.com
BEACH BUM TRIATHLON: When: Saturday, July 27; Where: Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island; Information: www.ononevents.com
BLUFFTON KIDS' TRIATHLON: When: Saturday, August 10; Where: Bluffton Aquatic Center; Information: www.ononevents.com
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 KiawahTriathlon.com, call 768-2780 or email Kiawah_Marathon@KiawahResort.com
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.