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.
BEAUFORT COUNTY PALS
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 www.bcgov.net/PALS, 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.
PRINCE WILLIAM CYCLE TOUR: What: 62-mile or 35-mile bicycle ride through the country roads of Prince William Parish; Where: Ride begins and ends at Buckfield Plantation in Yemassee; When: 8:30 a.m., Oct. 26; Cost: $35 per rider through Oct. 25, $45 day of; Notes: This is not a race. The annual ride is sponsored by the Yemassee Revitalization Corporation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to restore and beautify downtown Yemassee. An after-ride lunch will be served on the grounds of the plantation. All riders must be at least 16 years of age. Early registration for the event guarantees each rider a T-shirt, cue sheet, snacks, lunch and beverages. Registration: Go to active.com; Information: Go to www.yemassee-sc.org, call 441-7402 or email yrc_inc@Live.com.
HURRICANE JUNIOR GOLF TOUR: What: Golden Bear Junior Challenge; Who: Boys and girls, ages 11-18; When: Sept. 7-8; Where: Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run, Hilton Head Island; Format: 36-hole stroke play; Cost: $179 for HJGT members, $199 for non-members; Registration deadline: Aug. 28; Information: Go to www.hjgt.org, call the HJGT headquarters at 904-379-2697, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.islandreccenter.org or stop by the Hilton Head Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. Information: call 681-7273.
RUN FOR RET 5K: Where: Hilton Head Preparatory School, Sea Pines; When: 8 a.m., Aug. 31; Notes: Runners will race through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve on hard-packed dirt trails, under live oak trees, around lakes and over wetlands. Event also will include a kids fun run, and Crossfit W.O.D. Event benefits the RET Foundation, which aims to help pediatric cancer patients and their families. Information: Suzanne Thomas 422-2936
YOUTH FALL SOCCER LEAGUE: Who: Ages 4-15 (age on Aug. 31); Where: Hilton Head Island; Cost: $85 (includes uniform and team picture); Registration deadline: Aug. 25; Notes: Games begin the week of Sept. 21. Scholarships available; Registration: Go to www.islandreccenter.org or stop by the Hilton Head Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. Information: call 681-7273.
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 www.vandermeertennis.com.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND OPEN: Where: Van Der Meer Shipyard, Hilton Head Island; When: Aug. 23-25; Format: Men's and women's singles and doubles; mixed doubles; Cost: $45 per person for one event, $55 for two events; Registration deadline: Aug. 19; Notes: Levels 2.5 to Open. Players party from 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 23. Silent auction to benefit Susan G. Komen Foundation. Items needed for the auction; Information: Go to www.vandermeertennis.com or call Mike Pollard at 321-480-5392.
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
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.