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.
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. 18; 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 www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.
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LITTLE HOOPSTERS CLINIC: Who: Ages 4-5; Where: Hilton Head Island Recreation Center; When: Fridays, Dec. 6-Jan. 31; Times: 4-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-5 p.m.; Cost: $50 (includes ball); Notes: Children can be driven over from the Early Childhood Center. Limited to 13 players in each time period. 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.
GIRLS TRAINING PROGRAM: Who: Girls, grades 3-8; When: Tuesdays and Saturdays, starting Dec. 7; Where: Hilton Head Island Recreation Center; Cost: $50; Registration deadline: Nov. 23; Notes: Former Hilton Head High basketball player Kendra Franklin will lead the program, which teaches girls the fundamentals of the game. Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.
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.
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.
HOSPITAL AUXILIARY INVITATIONAL: What: 27th annual Hospital Auxiliary Invitational presented by the Corkern Group; When: Dec. 2-3; Where: Harbour Town Golf Links and Wexford Golf Club, Hilton Head Island; Cost: $250 per player; Notes: Cost includes prizes, lunch each day and an awards ceremony. Net proceeds benefit the Auxiliary at Hilton Head Hospital and will be used to provide medical and nursing scholarships, and prescription medicine for those in need. Information: Call Lew Wessel at 301-2803 or the Hospital Auxiliary at 689-8246.
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.
WINTER ROLLER HOCKEY LEAGUE: Who: Ages 4-18; Where: Bristol Sports Arena, Hilton Head Island; When: Games begin Jan. 4; Registration deadline: Nov. 25; Cost: $85 (includes jersey); Notes: All new players must attend placements at 10 a.m., Nov. 16, at the Bristol hockey rink. Scholarships available. Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.
JINGLE JINGLE RUN: What: 22nd annual Hilton Head Hospital Jingle Jingle 5K Run, Health Walk and Children's Fun Run; When: 9 a.m., Dec. 21; Where: Hilton Head Regional Medical Center Campus and Main Street; Notes: All standard male and female divisions. First 500 participants receive an event T-shirt, jingle bells and a candy cane. Participants who run in an elf or santa costume will receive a $5 Bear Foot Sports discount coupon. Award ceremony featuring refreshments and door prizes after the race. Participants are asked to bring gift cards or phone cards for donations to benefit CODA (Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse). People who donate gift or phone cards will qualify to win a holiday gift package valued at over $150. Registration/Information: Go to bearfootsports.com or call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520.
SAND SHARK SOFTBALL YOUTH SKILLS CAMP: Who: Players ages 8-12; When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 17; Where: Richard Gray Sports Complex, Hardeeville; Cost: $105; Notes: Camp will teach players the fundamentals of the game as instructed by the USC Beaufort coaching staff. Morning session will concentrate on defensive skills, while afternoon session will concentrate on the offensive side of the game. Base running, proper throwing mechanics and other aspects of the game will be included. You will be responsible for providing your own lunch. No refunds after Nov. 11. Registration/Information: Visit uscbathletics.com/softballcamp or email coach Laura Heberling at email@example.com.
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 www.islandreccenter.org 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 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.
BOBCAT HOLIDAY DAY CAMPS: Who: Ages 5-17; When: Dec. 28-29 and Jan. 2-3; Where: Bluffton High School; Cost: $15 per day or $25 for both sessions; Notes: Cardio warm-up, drills/skills and match play. Groups graded by age/ability. Rackets provided if needed. Instructors insured. Registration/Information: Call 290-2833 or go to blufftontennis.org.
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.