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POSTED: May 27, 2014 5:03 p.m.

Richmond Hill Curves for Women will join an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 21st annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day today with a Senior Spirit Day.
Richmond Hill Curves will join with an estimated 100,000 seniors across the country expected to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care.
According to Delene Broeckling, “Our Senior Spirit Day is a wonderful opportunity for seniors to make, renew, and revitalize their commitment to live healthier lives through better health and fitness.”
Women attending the event at Richmond Hill Curves will have the opportunity to have a free balance and fall assessment provided by Spine and Sport, experience a free body toning class and visit with area vendors addressing senior needs. Contact Curves for class times.
For more information please contact Delene Broeckling at 912-756-6611 or richmondhillcurves@gmail.com.

Fire prevention, softball
The first annual Bryan County Fire Prevention softball touarnament is July 11-12 at Hendrix Park in Black Creek.
The entry fee is $200 per team. Teams must be between 10-15 players for the double-elimination tourney, which will get under way at 6:30 p.m. July 11 and at 8 a.m. July 12.
The deadline to enter is July 7. For more information, call Denise Youmans at 912-585-9343 or Jesse Simmons at 912-596-4286.

Free Friday night fun runs
Richmond Hill’s Tim and Dave’s Nursery is partnering with local running company Georgia Game Changers to sponsor free Friday Night Fun Runs at J.F. Gregory Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. June 6. Particpants can run or walk the 3-mile course at J.F. Gregory Park and earn ribbons for each run or walk completed.
“The Fun Runs are a way for the community to get together while also improving their fitness, whether they choose to run or walk.” said Sandra Elliott, CEO of Game Changers.
Tim Fortier, owner of Tim and Dave’s Nursery, and a seasoned Marathon runner, sponsored Friday Night Fun Runs a few years ago, and the runs grew to be quite popular.
According to Fortier, “The community runners got to track their progress, and by the end of the summer, most individuals were surprised to have increased both their speed and their endurance.”
Fortier added, “We hope to get families as well as the youth of the area involved, since the camaraderie of people getting together to encourage each other is powerful.”
Fun Run participants are highly encouraged to sign up on the Georgia Game Changers Running Company’s Facebook page, or contact the store, at 912-445-2163, for more information.

Summer shootout hoops
Registration for the seventh annual Boys and Girls Summer Shootout at Bryan County High School is taking place now. The camp is from June 9-12 and is for boys and girls who will be in grades 2-9 next school year. All applications must be received by June 9.
The registration cost is $35 per child and $30 for each additional family member before Friday. Registration after Friday is $40 per child and $35 for each additional family member.
For more information contact Coach Mario Mincey at 626-5050. Pick up forms from Bryan County Middle School front office and drop payment off there as well.

Flag Day run
Richmond Hill’s local running company, Georgia Game Changers is hosting a free Flag Day Comeback Run at J.F. Gregory Park at 7 a.m. June 14. Participants can run or walk up to 13.1 miles. Fun Run participants are highly encouraged to sign up on the Georgia Game Changers Running Company’s Facebook page, or at the store. Call the store, 912-445-2163, for more information or check out Georgia Game Changers’ Running Company Facebook page.

Robert Sapp Camp

The 34th annual Robert Sapp Baseball Camp is is accepting applications for its summer session July 8-12 at Richmond Hill Park. Camps are from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and are for boys’ ages 7-14.
Kids age 6 may attend if they’re skilled enough to play with the 7-year-old groups. The cost is $130 with team rates available and a $10 discount for five or more players from the same spring or summer league team or travel team.
Information and brochures on Robert Sapp camps can be obtained by calling the South Bryan County Recreation Department at 912-756-4626 or Sapp at 770-287-3309 or by emailing rsbbcamp@charter.net. Brochures can be picked up at SBRCD, and at concession stands in Richmond Hill, Pembroke, Hendrix Park, Springfield, Hinesville and Pooler. Campers can also register online, just go to www.robertsappbaseballcamp.com.

Soccer tryouts in Hinesville
The Hinesville Gators will be holding Select Tryouts for Fall 2014 teams at 6:30 p.m., June 3-5 at 6:30 PM. Tryouts will be at James Brown Park on Tupelo Trail in Hinesville.
This is for boys and girls, U14-U19 age groups. For any additional information, please call Tom Sukaratana at 912-977-4642.


Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon
The second annual Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon, presented by Dr. Mark Kamaleson of Optim Orthopedics, will be held at 8 a.m. Sept. 6. Registration is now open for the swim, bike, and run event that will be geared toward youth ages 7 to 15. To register, go to www.runsignup.com and click on the “Race” tab at the top of the page. Registration forms are also available at Fleet Feet Sports located at 3405 Waters Ave. and at the Chatham County Aquatic Center on Sallie Mood Drive.
The triathlon will take place in and around the Chatham County Aquatic Center and Lake Mayer in Savannah. Additional information on the event course, age groups and corresponding Triathlon distances, and cost can be found at www.safekidssavannah.org.
For specific questions regarding the Triathlon, please contact the race director at cjchasta@chathamcounty.org.
*All bicycles and bicycle helmets must be inspected by Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon staff in order to be used in the triathlon.

 

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