Meet the Vikings
Union Pines Athletic Program, in concert with the UP Vikings Boosters, is holding a "Meet the Vikings Night" on August 18 at 6:30 p.m. There will be food, ice cream, UP Viking merchandise, music and introductions of the spring season's coaches and players. Athletic Director Stephen Ross is the lead on the event but more information is available at both the UP Viking Boosters' website at www.upvikings boosters.com and on the UP Viking Football Webpage at www.upvikingfootball.com.
Co-Ed Softball League
Moore County Parks and Recreation is currently organizing a Co-Ed Softball League to begin play the first of September. The entry fee for the league will be $525.00 and must be paid by 5 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the Parks and Recreation office at 155 Hillcrest Park Lane in Carthage. The league will play ASA Softball rules. Games will be played on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Anyone wishing to enter a team must pay there entry fee by the deadline. For more information contact Tony Kirk at the Moore County Parks and Recreation office, 910-947-2504.
Cross Country Practice
Preseason practices for the Pinecrest boys' and girls' cross country teams are being held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday at the high school. When school begins the practice time changes to 3:30 until 5:30 p.m.
The first meet of the season is the Jungle Run held at South View High School on Saturday, Aug. 30. For additional information, contact coach John Buchholz at 919-667-5557.
Potluck Supper Date Change
The date for the Pinecrest football team's Patriot potluck supper for all players and their families has been changed to Wed., Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
Players in the ninth through 12th grades are asked to bring a main dish, salad or entree to share. Those in the 10th and 11th grades are to bring a drink and dessert. For additional information, contact Coach Chris Metzger at 239-248-0808.
Aberdeen T-Ball League
Come join Aberdeen's Fall T-Ball League. This activity is available for children ages 4-5 (age as of Aug. 10, 2008). Practices will begin in September. Practices and games will be held at Colonial Heights Park on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (Saturday mornings if needed). Fees are $12 for residents (must reside within city limits) and $25 for nonresidents. The registration deadline is August 29. If anyone is interested in coaching, please contact Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department at 944-5902.
Fall Baseball Sign-Ups
This league is available for boys and girls ages 9-12 (age as of August 1, 2008) who are interested in playing baseball during the fall. Practices will begin in September. Practices and games will be held at Colonial Heights Park on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (Monday evenings if needed). Fees are $12 for residents (must reside within city limits) and $25 for non-residents. The registration deadline is Aug. 29. If anyone is interested in coaching, please contact Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department at 944-5902.
NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick
The Aberdeen, Pinehurst, and Southern Pines Parks and Recreation Departments will offer a local qualifying NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick competition on Sept. 10, 6 p.m. at Memorial Park in Southern Pines. This free competition is for youth ages 8-15 (age as of December 31, 2007) and you must show proof of age when registering for this program. Registration forms will be available on the day of the event. Winners will advance to a sectional competition. For more information contact Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department at 944-5902.
New Sports Programs
Family Support Network of the Sandhills and the Moore County Parks and Recreation Department are working together to create a sports program for families with children with disabilities.
They are looking for families to join. Any person is eligible, ages 4-adult. Volunteer as a member of the planning committee. For more info, call Christine at 692-6123 ext. 25, or visit www.fsnsandhills.info.
PHS Youth Nights
Pinecrest High School will host a youth night for each sport. On designated nights for each sport, children wearing the jersey from their corresponding recreation or middle school team will be free. Football youth night is Oct. 3. Soccer youth night is set for Sept. 2, and volleyball and winter and spring sports will be announced at a later date.
PHS Total Sports Passes on Sale
Total Sports Passes are now on sale. The passes allow admission to all regular season home sporting events. The card admits one person per event and are not valid at tournaments or playoff events.
Passes are available at the following prices: Student (K-8) $50; Pinecrest Student Pass, 75; One Adult Pass $100. Two Adult Passes $150. Three Adult Passes $200. Four Adult Passes $250. Each addition passes $50 each. Passes must be purchased by Oct. 1. To purchase a pass, contact Ernie Purnsley, athletic director, at (910) 692-6554.
2nd Annual Moore County Junior Amateur Championship
The First Tee-Tin Whistles Junior Tour will be conducting the 2nd Annual Moore County Junior Amateur Championship at Pinewild CC August 19-20. Open to all area junior golfers 18 and under, the tournament is held in memory of Bill Moore. For more information call 281-0299 or go to www.thefirstteesandhills.org.
Fore Kids Sake golf tourney
Communities in Schools is hosting its second annual golf tournament, Fore Kids Sake on Aug. 26 at Pinehurst No. 8. Tournament is a best ball format with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Registration is $200 per player and includes lunch, course beverage, prizes, awards and goody bag. Contact Andi Korte at 528-2173 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
MOAA golf tournament
The Sandhills Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will be hosting its annual golf tournament Sept. 25 at Whispering Woods Golf Club. All of the proceeds from the event go directly to the high school ROTC Scholarship Fund. MOAA provides scholarships to deserving high school seniors throughout Moore, Lee, Anson and Montgomery counties. This tournament is open to all. It begins at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start. Cost: $60. Lunch included.
Anyone not interested in playing golf can make a contribution of the $60 entry fee and a "Warrior" will be assigned to play in his or her place. The "Warrior" Golf Program is designed to allow our returning Soldiers or Airmen to play in the tournament free of charge. Information: Bob Norman at 910-215-9555 or Al Ashdown at 910-295-2794 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf Socials for Singles
The American Singles Golf Association -- Pinehurst Chapter is active in golf and social events for adult singles. Visit www.pinehurst.singlesgolf.com for info on activities, or call 603-4540.
UMM Golf Tournament
The United Methodist Men of Southern Pines UMC are holding their 9th annual golf tournament at the Hyland Hills Golf Club on Aug. 16. Cost of $65 per person includes green fee and cart, goodie bag, drink refreshments, prizes, and lunch. The captain's choice event begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Proceeds support the UMM's youth missions in Moore County. For more information, contact Tom at 949-4090.