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BFA FUNDRAISER SEPT. 10
Brunswick Family Assistance, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families in crisis by providing emergency assistance and services, will host its 13th annual fundraising run on Sept. 10 at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Conference Center in Sunset Beach.
BFA has made a few changes to the run. The event will consist of a 10K (6.2 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) run, a 10K walk and a 1-mile fun run rather than a 5-mile run. This change will provide a distance for almost any runner. In addition, the services of 5 Star Race Productions have been secured to manage and direct the run. The BFA 10K/5K will be the first leg of a three-race series that is being coordinated by 5 Star Race Productions. The second race will be a 15K run Oct. 16 at Brunswick Forest and the final leg of the race series is the Battleship Half Marathon Nov. 6 in Wilmington. Runners who complete all three series races will receive a prize package.
All participants in the BFA Run will receive a tech T-shirt. Trophies will be awarded to the top three female and male finishers in the 10K and 5K runs and the first- and second- place female- and male-age group finishers will also receive awards. Post-race refreshments will be provided and there will drawings for prizes donated by race sponsors.
The entry fee for the 10K and 5K runs and the 10K walk is $25 until Aug. 12th. The fee increases to $30 after that date. The fee for the 1-mile Fun Run is $15. Participants can register online for the run at www.5starraceproductions.com. Registration forms are also available at 5 Star Race Productions (910) 398-5539 or at the BFA office at 4600-8 Main St. in Shallotte. The phone number is (910) 754-4766.
The start times for the run on Sept. 10 are 7:35 a.m. for the 10K walk, 7:40 a.m. for the 1-mile fun run and 8 a.m. for the 10K & 5K run. There is no makeup date.
Businesses and organizations that want to help sponsor the BFA 10K/5K by contributing for a sponsorship and on the race shirt can call Ken Papaj at (910) 842-2959. Sponsorship opportunities are $500, $350, $250 or $100 based on the location of the ad/logo on the race shirt. All proceeds of the run benefit BFA and will enable it to continue to provide services and assistance to Brunswick County residents.
NEW ULTIMATE FITNESS CLASS
A new fitness class for those 18 and older is at Ocean Isle Beach Park and Shallotte District Park. Class is for anyone 18 or older. Classes are 6:30-7:15 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 5:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at OIB Park. Classes are 6:30-7:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Shallotte Park. Class fee is $30 a month or $10 drop-in. Call (910) 253-2583 to register or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A free sports camp for children in kindergarten through sixth grade will take place Aug. 1-4 at Shoreline Church, 4198 Vanessa Drive in Southport. Christian Adventurers, a sports ministry based out of Graham, will bring 40 teenagers to Southport to put on a sports camp with a Christian emphasis focusing on basketball, cheerleading and field sports. The camp hours are 8:30-noon each day. For further information, email the Shoreline Church at Shorelinebaptist@bellsouth.net or call the church at (910) 457-1909.
YOUTH SWIM LESSONS
Sessions will run through Aug. 24. Beginners (ages 4-6) start at 5:30 p.m., advanced beginners (ages 7-10) start at 6:15 p.m. Fee: $65 per one child, $60 each for two siblings, or $50 each for three or more siblings. Lessons are at The Winds Beach Resort in Ocean Isle Beach at an indoor pool. Call (910) 253-2583 to register or email@example.com.
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S EVENING TENNIS
Open to all NTRP levels at Ocean Isle Beach Park. Runs through Aug. 28. Men’s evening tennis will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday evenings. Women’s evening tennis will be 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. Round-robin tennis tournament is Week 8. Class fee: $30 a session or $5 drop-in. Call (910) 253-2583 to register or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUTH TENNIS FUNDRAISER
The inaugural Cougar Tennis Rally, a fundraiser for the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams at South Brunswick High School, will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 16 at South. The $25 entry fee covers lunch. The entry fee after Aug. 9 is $30.
Adult participants will be paired with a South player, and there is a morning session and an afternoon session. Prizes will be awarded. An auction and a romantic getaway raffle are also part of the fundraiser.
The boys’ team completed its second consecutive undefeated conference season and the girls’ team has won four straight unbeaten conference championships.
To register, call the St. James tennis shop at (910) 253-3008 (ext. 6) or visit the BCTA website at www.bcta.net or call John Walls at the high school at (910) 845-2203.
RACING ON TV
Sprint Cup: 1 p.m. July 31, Indianapolis, ESPN. Nationwide: 7:30 p.m. July 30, Lucas Oil Raceway, ESPN2. Camping World: 7:30 p.m. July 29, Lucas Oil Raceway, SPEED. ARCA: 7 p.m. July 28, Lucas Oil Raceway, SPEED.