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Group looking for travel softball players
Team TFS 12U, 14U and 16U is looking for travel ball experienced athletes to join its organization.
The group seeks experienced travel ball players or high-level athletes who want to play for one of the top organizations in North Carolina, improve skills, and prepare to play at the next level.
Playing for Team TFS provides fast-pitch players a comprehensive benefit package available from any tournament travel program. For the serious softball athlete who wants to expand his or her horizons beyond local tournaments, Team TFS can provide the opportunity and give players national exposure and experience.
Team TFS is looking for girls from all surrounding areas. Practices will be at a central location of the majority of girls.
Visit its website at www.teamTFS.org and register. Once registered, Team TFS will conduct tryouts.
For more information, email teamTFS12u@gmail.com.
Annual BFA run is Sept. 8
The 14th annual fundraising race benefiting Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) is set for Sept. 8, at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Conference Center in Sunset Beach.
The race consists of four events to suit the needs of every level of runner: a 10K and 5K run, a 10K walk and a 1-mile fun run.
Once again this year the BFA 10K/5K is the first of a three Race Series which also includes the Oktoberfest 15K at Brunswick Forest on Oct. 14 and the Battleship Half Marathon on Nov. 4 in Wilmington.
Runners who complete all three races will receive an extra prize package from 5 Star Race Productions, which is managing the BFA race.
The entry fees are $30 for the 10K run and 10K walk ($35 after Aug. 12), $25 for the 5K run ($30 after Aug. 12), and $15 for the 1-mile fun run.
Participants can register for the race online at 5starraceproductions.com and brunswickfamily.org.
All runners will receive a race shirt. Awards will be provided to the top three male and female finishers and the top two age-group (male and female) finishers.
Start times are at 7:30 a.m. for the 10K walk; 7:40 a.m. for the 1-mile fun run; and 8 a.m. for the 10K & 5K runs.
Businesses and organizations that wish to help sponsor the BFA 10K/5K Race should call Ken Papaj at 842-2959 or (703) 969-4599. The sponsorship ads are $500, $350, $250 and $100 depending on the placement of the business logo on the race shirt.
All proceeds from the race benefit BFA, which is dedicated to improving the lives of neighbors in crisis in Brunswick County.
Nudist resort plans 5K run
Come join in at 10 a.m. Aug. 4 for the SunBare Whispers 5K Run and Walk at Whispering Pines Nudist Resort, 1114 Sun Street in Ocean Isle Beach.
Clothing is optional for participants 18 and older. The 5K run will be on the roads and trails of the resort. You do not need to be a member of the club to participate.
Register online at www.sportoften.com until 9 p.m. Aug. 3 for $35 or on race day for $40. For more information, visit www.nudist5k.com.
Gators swim team registration is Aug. 11
The Brunswick Aquatic Club is accepting registrations for the Gators swim team, the first Brunswick County year-round competitive swimming team for children ages 6-18, from 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Dinah E Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center located on the campus of Brunswick Community College.
Registration fee is $50 per swimmer and includes a USA swimming membership and a team T-shirt and cap.
Practices will begin Sept. 4 at Dinah E Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center from 5:30-7 p.m. Junior level swimmers, at $50 per month, may choose from a Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday schedule. Varsity swimmers, at $75 per month, practice four days per week Monday through Thursday.
Visit its website at www.gatorsswim.com for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring or mention this announcement on Aug. 11 and receive $10 off the registration fee for each swimmer.
Just for Kicks soccer shoot is Aug. 18
Calabash Elks Lodge 2679 will have its annual soccer shoot for boys and girls ages 6 through 13 on Aug. 18. The rain date is Aug. 25. It will be at the Calabash Elks Lodge, 937 Carter Drive, in Calabash. The competition begins at 11 a.m.
First-place trophies will be awarded. Winner of the various age groups will participate in the district competition in Wilmington. The event will consist of kicking a soccer ball through five goals of various size openings. Points are made for each goal made.
Children will compete in four age groups. Refreshments will be served.
For more information and registration, contact Kathy Toscani, 579-4634; Agnes Norcia, 579-1162; Jean Burness, 579-6321; or Bob Voorhees, 575-1472. If no answer, leave a name and phone number for callback.
Water fitness Class is Monday through Thursday at The Winds Beach Resort, Ocean Isle Beach. Class will run through Sept 27. Fee varies depending on the number of classes you attend. Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583 for more information.
Zumba fitness class is Tuesday and Thursday at Body Dimension in Shallotte.
Class is 8-9 a.m. through Sept 27. Fee is $35 per month or $10 per drop-in. Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583 for more information.
Paddle Board is Saturdays at Surf Unlimited Ocean Isle Beach. Class is from 10:30-1:30 p.m. Fee is $45 per person per session and includes the use of a stand up paddleboard for the clinic. Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583 for more information.
Aqua Zumba class is Monday and Wednesday at The Winds Beach Resort, Ocean Isle Beach. Class is 8-9 a.m. through Sept 26. Fee is $35 per month or $10 per drop-in. Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583 for more information.
Summer tennis lessons for youth and adult are available throughout Brunswick County and are open to a wide range of abilities. Lessons are in the evenings 5:30-7:45. Morning tennis lessons are 8:30-11:30. Fees and locations vary. For more information, visit www.brunswickcountync.gov (parks and recreation, classes) or call Ruthie McHugh 253-2583. Private lessons are available upon request.
Youth swim lessons
Brunswick County is youth swim lessons for ages 4-10 at the Winds Beach Resort in Ocean Isle Beach. There are six sessions to choose from. Class is 5:45-7:30 p.m. Call 253-2583 to register.
Youth summer surf camp
Summer Surf Camp will take place at Surf Unlimited, Ocean Isle Beach with seven sessions to choose from. Class is from 9-11 a.m. Monday through Thursday. Fee is $150 each session and will include the use of a surfboard during the camp. Private advanced lessons are available upon request. Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583.
Karate and cheerleading
Cheerleading and karate are open for those 4 and older, depending on your level. Class is 6-8:15 p.m. at the 5th District in Leland, with cheerleading on Tuesdays and karate on Thursdays. There is a one-time registration fee of $8 and fee for the week is $7. Registration is 30 minutes before class starts. For more information, call (877) 313-6893.
N.C. Baptist Assembly swim programs
Open swim time at the N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell pool for Brunswick County residents and visitors will be 9-11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 10. Cost is $3 per person. Child swim lessons, stroke development class, water babies/preschool swim lessons and adult learn-to-swim lessons will also be offered. Call 278-9501 or visit www.fortcaswell.com. Registration is also open for Camp Seabreeze and Coastal Explorers at the N.C Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell.