Sunday, April 07, 2013Author: Ernie Harris
(Last modified: 2013-04-07 17:50:22)
Source: The Herald-News
The Dayton Girls Softball Association (DGSA) Special Needs Softball League is forming teams.
The DGSA is now forming teams for children with special needs. The DGSA champions’ division league is open to all boys and girls ages 5-14 with physical, behavioral, developmental, learning or other special needs. Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of softball, play tee ball games or coach pitch and most importantly have fun.
This non-competitive league will run from April 1 through May 20, at the Delaware Sports Complex. Other activities include participation in the DGSA Strawberry Tournament, Strawberry Festival parade float and also a Chattanooga Lookouts night. Uniforms, insurance and trophies will be provided. Cost to participate is $10. For more information or to sign up, please call Art Klee at 240-4382 or 775-6783. For further information contact Klee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-240-4382.
High Impact Teens is bringing former UT Football star Inky Johnson to Spring City Middle School to guest speak at the Rise Up Youth Conference on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, from 6-9 p.m. each night.
His book, Inky, An Amazing Story of Faith and Perseverance is a powerful message of Johnson’s life growing up in Kirkwood, the most dangerous neighborhood of Atlanta. Inky shares about being recruited to play football at the University of Tennessee and while being recruited by several NFL teams and at the pinnacle of success, he suffered a life changing injury. His faith and perseverance as an author and speaker has impacted thousands to never give up.
Johnson is an official partner in Ken Turner’s youth outreach ministry, High Impact Teens, located in Dayton. Johnson will also be available for a special book signing and autograph event.
Red Letter Disciple will provide the music on Friday and Dreams of Kings will be the musical guests on Saturday. There is a $5 cover at the door and concessions will be available. For more information, visit www.highimpactteens.org
The sixth annual Reel Men Challenge is going out of the Dayton Boat Dock at Lake Chickamauga on Saturday, April 13. This is a tournament for a great cause, so everyone is encouraged to come out and participate. Take off is at 6:30 a.m. and weigh-in at 3 p.m. The entry fee is $50 per boat with an optional $10 per person big fish pot. First place is guaranteed $1,000.
There is a mandatory pre-tournament registration meeting and dinner at the Family Church (Dayton Church of God next to Wal-Mart) family life center beginning on Friday, April 12, at 6 p.m.
Interested anglers can pick up a sign up form at the Dayton Boat Dock & Grill or at other sign up locations. For more information contact: The Family Church at 423-775-2769; Jeff Stracner (Reel Men) 423-463-1894 or Kevin Johnson (Catch Ministry) 423-472-8636.
The Men’s Industrial Golf League will be starting a new season on April 16 with a preseason select shot tournament. There is still time to organize and enter a team.
Details can be obtained by emailing Joe Wilkey at email@example.com or by calling him at 423-309-7219. Individual golfers looking for a team are encouraged to either contact Joe or call the Dayton Golf and Country Club Pro Shop. The cost is $30 per player with a minimum of six players per team.
The Crystal Lanes’ Bowling Center is now holding summer league signups. The league starts on April 17 and will run for 14 weeks, so sign up today by calling Debbie or Amanda at 423-775-1547.
Grace Christian Academy of Knoxville is hosting the 6th Annual Rams Spring Classic Basketball Tournament beginning Friday, April 19, and ending on Saturday, April 20.
All teams from fifth to ninth-grade boys and girls are welcomed with a three-game guarantee. The cost is $175. To sign up or for more information, contact Phillip Hester at 865-207-2352 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you ready to get out on the water? Registration for the Chickamauga Big Bass Tournament has begun. The event will be held on Saturday, April 20, at the Dayton Boat Dock in Dayton.
If you love to fish, then this is the tournament for you. With cash prizes every hour and a large final prize at the end of the day, this is open to all those who enjoy having their line in the water with a chance to win.
The tournament offers a unique hourly prize presentation with a final grand prize already popularized in other areas of the country. This is a tournament for all fishermen. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Rhea Medical Healthcare Foundation. For more information, go to fishdayton.com or call 423-775-8580.
The Tennessee Hills Golf Club will host a 9-hole potluck select shot tournament on Sunday, April 21, with tee off set for 2:30 p.m. EST. Call 423-447-2304 no later than 1:30 p.m. EST on April 21 to register.
Please sign up early if you plan on playing so organizers may plan for food and you are insured a spot. Organizers understand circumstances change and you may have to withdraw, but everyone is welcome, including kids, ladies, old timers and young limber backs.
Guest green fee with a cart is $15, with a $5 prize/expense fee and $1 closest to the pin fee. Bring your favorite dish or pay $5 to eat.
Teams to be arranged by management, couples may play together and kids can play with parents. Try not to make a whole team from family, as the idea is to meet and play with different people.
You don’t have to be a golfer (few of us are), just have a great day enjoying the game and companionship.
The Golden Eagle Classic Girls Fast-pitch Softball Tournament will be begin on Friday, April 26, and run through Sunday, April 28. Girls in ages 6U-14U are encouraged to register.
The four-game guaranteed tournament is sponsored by the Rhea County High School boys’ basketball team and will be played at the Delaware Avenue Softball Complex in Dayton.
Entry Fee for ages 6U-8U is $75. For ages 10U-14U, the fee is $150. The tourney will be played under the rules of the USSSA. For more information, contact Troy Hill at 423-280-8359.
Dayton City School teacher Trish Newsom will be running in the 2013 Boston Marathon with Team Hoyt of the Hoyt Foundation. Since Team Hoyt is a charity, a requirement for her to join the team is to raise $5,000. A year ago, she raised over $8,000 for the cause through several fundraisers.
Newsom and her supporters held a 5K fundraiser in February and will have several more before the Boston Marathon.
To learn more about Newsom’s fundraising goal please visit www.crowdrise.com/trishnewsom and the event website is http://runwithtrish5kforteamhoyt.wordpress.com/. To learn more about Newsom’s journey please visit www.thenextmailboxboston.com and to learn more about the Hoyt Foundation, visit www.teamhoyt.com
Rhea County High School [RCHS] head boys’ basketball coach Mike Phillips will host a boys’ basketball skills camp, which will begin on Monday, June 10, and run through Thursday, June 13, at RCHS.
The camp will be divided up into two age groups. Camp A will run each day from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. for ages 6-10 and Camp B will run from 11 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. for ages 11-14.
The fundamentally designed skill camp will emphasize footwork, shooting, passing, ball handling and man to man defense, where Phillips will lead the campers each day in a 2.5 hour Golden Eagles’ basketball practice. Phillips’ purpose for the camp is to promote the game of basketball, and he hopes players will learn and have fun playing the game. Instructors will provide the appropriate fundamentals for each age level.
The cost per each camper will be $50, which provides 10 hours of instruction, awards and a t-shirt. Phillips’ camps have sold out over the past 15 years, so reserve your position today because there is a maximum of 40 participants per camp. To pre-register and for more information, visit www.rheacountybasketball.com or contact Phillips at Michael.Phillips2022@gmail.com.
The Dayton Little Eagle [DLE] Football and Cheer program have a board of directors opening for the position of facility manager. This position will assist in the up keep and preparation of game and practice fields including mowing and trimming. Other position duties will be explained to the party who fills the vacancy. Anyone interested in serving on the DLE Board of Directors should email their interest to the league email address at email@example.com or contact Josh Pelfrey at 423-504-2135 for more information. The position will be filled through a majority vote at the April board meeting.
An additional vacant position for the DLE Board of Directors is available. The position of fundraising coordinator and details of the position can be received through same contact info.
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