The Rhea County Special Athletic Games will be held in the Rhea County High School gymnasium on Thursday, March 28, at 6 p.m. Students from the county school system and clients from the Rhea of Sunshine will be participating. Some events on the schedule include the 50-yard dash, 100-yard dash, softball throw and the long-jump competition. Everyone in the community is invited and encouraged to attend the games free of charge.
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
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.
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 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