The Central Baptist Church of Spring City will be hosting a
church/community-wide volleyball night on Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. in its outreach
center. The entire community is invited to come out for fun and fellowship.
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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,
or contact Phillips at Michael.Phillips2022@gmail.com
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
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.