Community sports briefs

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The Calabash VFW steel tip dart league results for Feb. 8. First: Jerry Morano, Darleen Riley and Lee Harrison. Second: Larry Clark, Bob Gallagher and Mike Walton. Third: Tom McCormack, Jack Goin and Ken Anderson.  

On Feb. 15, Ray Ketcham, Jack Goin and Pat Perryman were first. Second: Pete McGerr, Hank Olson and Richie Thomas. Third: Barbara Goin, Marge Gallagher and Jim Day.

TEE OFF FOR Technology MARCH 24

The second annual Tee Off for Technology golf tournament is set for 1-8 p.m. March 24 at Brunswick Forest’s Cape Fear National Golf Course. The tourney helps raise funds to further educate the students at Charter Day School in Leland. All proceeds go to the expansion of the school’s media and technology program. The cost is $100 per golfer, $375 for a foursome. Register at charterdayschool.org.


The Brunswick County Literacy Council is conducting its first 100-hole golf marathon March 26 at Brierwood Golf Club. A team, made up of two golfers, will play as many holes of golf as it can finish during an afternoon of play—the goal is 100 holes. Each person or team will solicit pledges based on the number of holes it expects to complete. The winners will be determined by the amount of pledges they have secured and the number of holes completed.

All of the funds raised will be used to support the programs of the Brunswick County Literacy Council, which include adult basic literacy, English for speakers of other languages, GED high school equivalency diploma programs, and general support for adults who seek to improve their literacy skills.

Individuals wishing to enter a team may contact Gene Vasile at either 754-9976 or ejvasile@atmc.net or contact Matt Ernst at 575-6245.


The Leland Area Rotary Club is sponsoring its first “LA Classic” golf tournament April 14 at Magnolia Greens Golf Course in Leland. Proceeds from the event will benefit Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, the Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross and Rotary International’s $200 million challenge to eradicate polio worldwide. The tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration is open for individuals or teams who wish to play in the tournament. Registration is $100 per golfer. For more information, visit www.lelandarearotary.com or call Tommy Wallace at (910) 409-1016. 

PAWS-ABILITY TOURNEY         set for MAY 20

Paws-Ability’s second annual charity golf tournament is May 20 at Cape Fear National Golf Course in Leland. The shotgun start is 1:30 p.m. Entry fee is $125 and covers lunch, range balls, a raffle ticket and luau party at 7 p.m. Freedom Boat Club will sponsor a hole in one contest on all four par 3s for all golfers. The prize is a one-year membership to Freedom  Boat Club. A silent auction will feature golf packages from nearly every course in the area. For tickets or more information, contact Janie Withers at (910) 579-4707 or  jwithers2@ec.rr.com. For information about sponsorship  opportunities, contact Shay Godwin at 910-579-4707 or shaygodwin19@yahoo.com. Proceeds benefit Brunswick County animal shelters and animal welfare organizations.


Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department is offering coed softball leagues at Lockwood Folly, Shallotte Park and Smithville Park. The league plays a regular-season schedule followed by a double-elimination tournament. Registration dates are until May 12. Team registration fees are $500. The season starts June 2. Teams will play on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday evenings at Lockwood Folly, Shallotte Park or Smithville Park. Two divisions of play will be offered based on level of competition. The league managers meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. May 12 at the Parks and Recreation Complex in Bolivia. For more information, call Aaron Perkins, athletics specialist, at (910) 253-2670 or aperkins@brunsco.net.


The second annual World Water Week Widows Mite Experience 5K Walk/Run begins at 9 a.m. March 19 at the Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center in Sunset Beach. The stiletto dash will follow. All net proceeds go to fund fresh water wells around the world. Entry fee is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Call (910) 880-5709 for more information or visit widowsmiteexperience.com.


Brunswick County Parks and Recreation spring adult and youth tennis lessons start in April at Ocean Isle Beach Park and Smithville Park. Skill level, age groups and times vary. Lessons are $60 per person. For more information, call Ruthie McHugh at (910) 253-2583 or e-mail her at rmchugh@brunsco.net. Class information is also available at www.brunswickcountync.gov.