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 WINTER YOUTH LEAGUE: When: Registration continues through Oct. 17; Who: Ages 4-18; Cost: $60 by Oct. 10 ($25 late registration fee after Oct. 10); Notes: Uniform included. Registration: Forms can be downloaded at bcgov.net/PALS. Forms and checks will be accepted at Burton Wells (Beaufort) and Buckwalter (Bluffton) recreation centers. Information: Go to www.bcgov.net/PALS, or call 255-6680 (Beaufort) or 255-6710 (Bluffton).
FALL BASKETBALL CLINIC: What: Skills, drills and scrimmage play; Where: Hilton Head Island Rec Center; Who: Ages 6-8; When: 4-5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays; Oct. 8-31; Cost: $50; Notes: Children can be picked up from the public elementary schools. Scholarships available; Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, call 681-7273 or visit the Hilton Head Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island.
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.
BEAUFORT SPORTFISHING AND DIVING CLUB MEETING: When: Oct. 10; Where: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady's Island; Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; Notes: Bob Martore, director of the SCDNR Marine Artificial Reef Program, will be the guest speaker. He will present videos on deployments of materials of opportunity, including tanks and APCs. This will include underwater video featuring various species in local waters that inhabit these wrecks. He also will announce plans for the Reef-Ex 2014. No reservations are needed. Guests are welcome. Information: Call Capt. Frank Gibson at 522-2020.
AFTER-SCHOOL JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM: Where: Old South Golf Links; When: Mondays, Sept. 23 to Oct. 21; Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Who: Grades 1 and up; Cost: $25 per week or $100 for five-lesson series; Notes: Includes snack, drink and USGA Rules Book. Clubs and balls included. Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.
BATTERY CREEK HALL OF FAME TOURNAMENT: What: Tournament to benefit the new athletics hall of fame at Battery Creek High School; When: 11 a.m., Oct. 12; Where: Sanctuary Golf Club, Cat Island; Cost: $60 per player, $240 per team; Format: 4-person teams, captains choice; Notes: Hole sponsorships $100. Mulligans, prizes, post-tournament cookout. Information: Call John Drafts at 322-5574 or 441-1180.
LAURA GAGE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT: What: Ninth annual tournament to benefit Children's Organ Transplant Association; Where: Crescent Pointe Golf Club, Bluffton; When: Noon, Oct. 15; Format: Scramble with handicap allowance; Cost: $70 per person; Registration deadline: Oct. 8; Notes: All proceeds go to COTA. Funds from this year's event will go to help Lilly Bunn, a 15-month-old girl in need of a liver transplant. Cost includes dinner and prizes. Raffle prizes. Registration/Information: Contact Fiona Grygiel at 298-1190 or email email@example.com.
LOW COUNTRY JR. SHOOTOUT: What: Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event; Who: Boys and girls, ages 11-18; When: Oct. 26-27; Where: Old South Golf Links, Bluffton; Format: 36-hole stroke play; Cost: $179 for HJGT members, $199 for non-members; Registration deadline: Oct. 16; Information: Go to www.hjgt.org, call the HJGT headquarters at 904-379-2697, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"BE A SAINT" GOLF CLASSIC: What: Tournament to benefit the free prenatal services offered by the Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Low Country; Where: Hampton Hall Golf Club, Bluffton; When: 9:30 a.m., Nov. 4; Cost: $150; Notes: Separate flights for men, women and mixed teams. Contests and prizes, including $10,000 cash hole-in-one contest. Tournament gift, breakfast sandwich, luncheon buffet, refreshments and snacks. Registration/Information: Call 689-2222 or email email@example.com.
NOTRE DAME CLUB OUTING: What: 16th annual event to raise funds for the Notre Dame Club's local scholarship fund; When: Nov. 19, 12:30 p.m.; Where: Sea Pines Country Club, Hilton Head Island; Format: Four-person, best-ball scramble; Cost: $140 per player ($125 per player for couples), $50 for dinner only; Notes: Contests and prizes. Cocktails and dinner at 6 p.m. Information: Contact Bob Albertini at 363-2325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIRLS FALL LACROSSE: What: Develop and improve lacrosse fundamentals; Who: Grades 1-8; When: Sundays, Sept. 15-Oct. 27, 1-2:30 p.m.; Where: Hilton Head Island Rec Center field; Cost: $65 (includes jersey); Notes: Bluffton High School coach Danielle Tosky will be the lead instructor. All skill levels welcome. Equipment will be provided for those who don't have it. Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.
LAX DOG BOYS LACROSSE: What: Skills, drills and casual games; Who: Grades 3-8; Where: Hilton Head Island Rec Center; When: Tuesdays, Sept. 17 to Oct. 22; Times: 6:45-8 p.m. (Grades 6-8), 5:30-6:45 p.m. (Grades 3-5); Cost: $60 (includes jersey); Equipment rental available for $35; Notes: Hilton Head High boys lacrosse coach John Werner will be the lead instructor. All skill levels welcome. Players must have NOSCAE-approved helmet in white, lacrosse gloves, lacrosse elbow pads, lacrosse shoulder pads, stick, cleats, and mouth guard. Scholarships available. Registration: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273; Information: Steve Ruiz 681-7273.
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.
ADULT DODGEBALL: What: Wardle Family YMCA fall sports registration; When: Registration runs through Oct. 4; Season runs Oct. 7-Nov. 18; Note: Financial assistance is available for those who meet the criteria. Go to www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com for specific practice dates and times. Registration: Online at www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com or at the YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Dr., Port Royal. Information: Call 522-9622.
ROLLER HOCKEY CAMP: What: Develop and improve individual and team skills and fundamentals; Where: Bristol Sports Arena, Hilton Head Island; When: Sept. 20-Nov. 1; Tuesday practices and Friday games; Times: Ages 4-9, 6-7 p.m.; Ages 10-18, 7-8 p.m.; Cost: $50; Notes: All skill levels welcome. Must have hockey equipment. Scholarships available. Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, call 681-7273 or visit the Hilton Head Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island.
Hilton Head Island Bridge Run: What: 22nd annual Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run 10K & 5K; When: 8 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 20; Where: Crossings Park; Notes: 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer races take runners over the Broad Creek on the Cross Island Parkway. All participants receive a T-shirt. Post-race party and award ceremony with refreshments, music and door prizes. Event has raised more than $40,000 for local charities. Registration/Information: Go to www.bearfootsports.com or call 757-8520.
ZOMBIE RUN FOR CAPA: What: 5K race to benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association; When: 5 p.m., Oct. 27; Where: Naval Heritage Park, Port Royal; Notes: Registration at 5 p.m., followed by the Kids Costume Run at 5:30. Adult Costume Contest at 6 p.m. with prizes in different categories. 5K begins at 6:30 p.m. Registration: https://espbzombierun.eventbrite.com/
SEAHAWK FASTPITCH CAMP: Who: Grades 1-8; When: Sept. 17 to Oct. 17; Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m.; Where: Hilton Head Island Rec Center; Cost: $75 for whole camp, $45 for one day per week; Notes: Camp will be led by Hilton Head High coaches and players. Campers will be divided by age and skill. Registration: www.islandreccenter.org; 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 www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com for specific practice dates and times. Registration: Online at www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com or at the YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Dr., Port Royal. Information: Call 522-9622.
PARENT/CHILD PRESCHOOL & ADULT SWIM LESSONS: What: Wardle Family YMCA fall sports registration; When: Session 2 Oct. 7-31, Session 3 Nov. 4-28; Note: Financial assistance is available for those who meet the criteria. Go to www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com for specific practice dates and times. Registration: Online at www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com or at the YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Dr., Port Royal. Information: Call 522-9622.
USED RACKET SALE: What: Annual racket sale to benefit the Bluffton High School boys tennis team; When: 3-4:30 p.m., Oct. 11; Where: Bluffton High School tennis pavilion; Notes: Dozens of used rackets will be sold for $5 and $10, with all proceeds going to the BHS boys tennis team's travel budget. Courts will be available to demo rackets.
BEAUFORT JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS REGISTRATION: What: USTA fall and winter team competition; Who: Players for 14-and-under and 18-and-under intermediate teams; When: Season lasts from Nov. 2 to Jan. 25; Registration deadline: Oct. 30; Notes: Typically, there is a mid-week practice and a weekend match. Only 15 players per team. Information: David Riedmayer, email@example.com, 843-321-0381.
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.
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.