Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SPORTS EVENTS >> 1-28-15

BEEBE ALUMNI  GAME SCHEDULED FOR JAN. 31

The second annual Beebe Badger Alumni Basketball game will be held Saturday, Jan. 31 at Badger Arena. The game is sponsored by the Beebe Badger Booster Club and tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.


FROG LISTENING WORKSHOP AT LAKE DARDANELLE PARK

The Lake Dardanelle State Park, in conjunction with Mt. Nebo State Park and FrogWatch USA, will host a frog listening workshop on Feb. 27-28 at Lake Dardanelle State Park. The workshop is free, and will teach how to identify all area frog and toad calls in the first session. Attendees will also learn to mimic calls, why frogs are important, why they are in trouble and what can be done to help them. For more information, contact Sasha Bowles at 479-890-7477.


JACKSONVILLE SOFTBALL HOSTING 5K FUNDRAISER RACE 

Jacksonville High School softball is hosting The Devil Made Me Do It 5K fundraiser at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. Early registration fee is $25 for adults and $15 for students. Race-day registration fee is $30 for all. “The Devil Made Me Do It” T-shirts are guaranteed for all early registered runners and available while supplies last on race day.

Participants may pick up race packets from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 at the JHS fieldhouse. Race day packet pickup will be from 7:45-8:45 a.m. Awards will be given for first, second and third-place male and female finishers in four categories by age. There will also be an award for overall wheelchair winner.

For more information, contact Stephanie at 501-772-4562 or email slkcb2@gmail.com.


JACKSONVILLE YOUTH BASEBALL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

The JYBA will hold another meeting to make plans for the upcoming youth baseball season at 6 p.m. tonight at the Jacksonville Middle School fieldhouse. The first two meetings were lightly attended and volunteers are needed. All parents are encouraged to attend, as well as anyone interested in volunteering as a team coach.


The JYBA will hold registration for the spring season from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 14, 21 and 28. Players must be 4 years old by April 30 to register and all youths ages 4-15 are invited to sign up. Registration will be at the Jacksonville Middle School fieldhouse on School Drive. First-year players must provide a birth certificate, school or hospital record, passport or military ID. For more information, call 501-982-8650 or 501-410-2778.


CLINTON McDONALD FUN DAY, CAMP IN APRIL

Jacksonville High graduate and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Clinton McDonald will host Fortitude Through Family and Friends Fun Day at the Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club on April 3. The event will include fun games and competitions, and participants will get to meet and hang out with the players that will be coaching at the third annual Iron Sharpens Iron Football/Cheerleading Camp at Jacksonville High School on April 4.

Admission to the Fun Day is $5 for everyone 5 years old and up. Under 4 is free. Early registration for the football camp is $40 and $30 for cheer camp. Day-of registration is $5 more. For more information, visit facebook:macc/lid or call 501-773-0917.


JACKSONVILLE HIGH HOSTING YOUTH BASEBALL CAMP 

The Jacksonville High School baseball camp will be held Feb. 2-6 at the JHS indoor athletic facility. The camp is for baseball players of all ages and will be divided in ages 10-under and 11-up. Cost is $75 . Camp times for 10-under is 6-7 p.m., and 7:30-9 p.m. for 11-up. Registration will be on site at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 2, the first day of camp. For more information, contact Jacksonville baseball coach Larry Burrows at 501-772-3162.