HERSHEY'S TRACK AND FIELD EVENT AT JACKSONVILLE
Jacksonville Parks and Recreation and Hershey’s Track and Field Games are sponsoring a track and field event at Jacksonville High School on May 5 at 4:30pm.
Kids ages 9-14 who love to run, jump and throw can compete in basic track and field events and have a chance to receive an all-expense paid trip to compete in the annual North American Final Meet held in Hershey, Penn., each year. Beginners and track enthusiasts are welcome. Visit ww.hersheystrackandfield.com for details.
For volunteer information and to pre-register, contact Jacksonville Parks and Recreation at 501-982-0818 or 501-982-4171 or visit www.cityofjacksonville.net
DUCKS UNLIMITED OFFERS SPORTSMEN'S NIGHT OUT
Central Arkansas Duck Unlimited presents the fourth annual crawfish boil and Sportsmen’s Night Out event at the Blue Rock Skeet Club on May 5.
Tickets are $25 which covers Cajun crawfish and catfish from Who Dat’s in Bald Knob. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. at the club located just off Highway 165 at Carpenter Road in North Little Rock.
There will be a live auction and special drawing. Purchase tickets by calling Matt Robinson (501) 412-8055, Bob Butler (501) 837-1530 or Pat Mahan (501) 743-6154.
HOGS ALUMNI PLAY IN JACKSONVILLE POLICE BENEFIT
The Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police will host a benefit basketball game against Arkansas Razorbacks alumni at the Jacksonville High School gymnasium (Devils Den) on May 20 at 7 p.m.
Proceeds will go to assist youth athletics and Special Olympics, as well as the “Shop with a Cop” holiday program. The Hogs alumni team will include former football and basketball players Pat Bradley, Anthony Lucas, Matt Harris, Clint Stoerner, Cedric Cobbs and J.J. Meadors.
The Razorback alumni will play against the Jacksonville F.O.P. No. 16 all-star team.
Those who donate or help the fundraising campaign will receive complimentary tickets to the game, an official receipt and an advertisement in the souvenir-program book that will be handed out that evening.
MILLICAN MEMORAIL HELD AT SOUTHERN OAKS
The Michael Don Millican Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Duck Unlimited Green Wings will be held at Jacksonville’s Southern Oaks Country Club on May 23.
The format is an 18-hole, three-person scramble and begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration is at 11 a.m. and lunch is at 11:30 a.m.
Feed for a three-person team is $210, which includes lunch. Field is limited to the first 36 paid teams.
For information call Bill Millican at (501) 350-5118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Casey Kemp at (501) 960-0110 or email email@example.com.
HUFF N' PUFF FORMING CHEERLEADING SQUADS
The Huff n’ Puff Gym is forming competitive cheer squads for Jacksonville Allstar Xtreme (JAX).
Mandatory clinics will be held for pre-kindergarten-seventh grade from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 19-20 and for eight-12th grade from 7:30-9:30 p.m. A mandatory parents meeting is Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the gym at 613 Stonewall Square.
Tryouts will be May 21 with times to be announced.
Cost of the clinics and tryout is $40 for newcomers and $30 for Huff n’ Puff students. For information and to sing up call (501) 985-1818.
JACKSONVILLE CHAMBER/BASE GOLF TOURNAMENT SET
The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce will holds its annual Chamber/Base Golf Tournament June 17-18 at Southern Oaks Country Club.
Teams will consist of two Air Force golfers and two chamber members and will begin at 1 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $100 a person and includes lunch, breakfast, range balls carts and beverages.
Deadline for entry is May 27. Field is limited to the first 42 chamber members. Contact the chamber office at (501) 982-1511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE SERVES UP COMPETITION
Jacksonville’s Southern Oaks Sand Volleyball League will start May 4 at Southern Oaks Country Club.
The format is coed sixes and games will be played each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
The fee is $15 a player for Southern Oaks Country Club members and $20 for non-members.
To sign up a team, or for more information call Steve Evans at (501) 951-4943.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HOLD JERRY NEPPL MEMORIAL
The Knights of Columbus St. Jude Jacksonville is sponsoring the Jerry Neppl Memorial Golf Tournament on May 21 at Hickory Creek Gol Course.
Format is an 18-hole, two-person scramble with a shotgun start. Fee is $45 a player and $2.50 per mulligan, with two the limit. Fees include cart, greens fees and lunch.
Teams will be limited to 45 and broken into three flights and the string system will be used. Check in is 8 a.m. and tee-off is 9 a.m.
Call Dennis Sobba (501) 681-3414.
OPTIMIST GOLF JUNIOR QUALIFYING AT PINE BLUFF
The Arkansas District Optimist Junior Golf Championships qualifying tournament will be held June 4 at the Pine Bluff Country Club. The tournament is open to boys and girls ages 10-18 and will be flighted based on age.
Age-division winners qualify for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Registration is $45. Call the country club at 870-535-3180 or chairman Tom Martfeld at 888-302-8354 to register.