Game Plan

Published 9:33 am Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Vicksburg Packers registration

The Vicksburg Packers youth football and cheer training camp and registration will be held April 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Vicksburg Junior High football stadium on Baldwin Ferry Road. Registration and practice will continue every Monday and Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the same site. Registration is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 12. Players and cheerleaders must not turn 13 before Aug. 1. There will be teams for players 8-, 10- and 12-and-under.

The registration fee for the 2016 season is $100 per child. For information on the Packers football team, call Robert Jones at 601-291-1371 or James Goodman at 601-415-0453. For information on the cheerleading team, call Stephanie Williams at 601-415-5918.

Clear Creek Ladies report

On Wednesday, Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association members had a stroke play match. The Flight A winner was Carol Roberson. Mary May won Flight B, while Dinah Lazor won Flight C. Roberson logged the lowest putting score for the day, and Lazor made the only chip-in.

Mims golf tournament

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Porters Chapel Academy will host the 12th annual Bubba Mims Memorial Golf Classic April 20 at Vicksburg Country Club. The event is a four-man scramble and will begin with lunch at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

The entry fee is $395 per four-man team and includes cart, beverages and lunch. All proceeds benefit Porters Chapel Academy.

For more information, call Mark Buys at 601-636-3752.

Riverfest 5K Run

Registration is now open for the Rhythm Run at RiverFest 5K. The 5K run and race walk will take place April 16 at 8 a.m. in downtown Vicksburg, beginning at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center on Adams Street. There is also a 1-mile fun run for children 12 and under that will begin at the conclusion of the 5K races. The registration fee is $20 for the run and walk, or $15 for the 1-mile fun run.

For a registration form or more information, visit and click “Festival Info.”

Lifeguarding class

Registration is now open for an American Red Cross lifeguard certification class that will be held March 28 through April 8 at the Purks YMCA off of Clay Street. The 30-hour class will meet from 6 to 8:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, for two weeks. Attendance at each session is mandatory for certification.

Students participating in the class must be at least 15 years old or turning that age no later than April 8, 2016. Candidates must also complete a strength and endurance test that includes a 300-yard swim using the front crawl and breast strokes, and timed strength skills.

The course will be taught by veteran Red Cross instructors Bob and Susan Athow, and Sylvia Gurtowski.

For more information, call the YMCA at 601-638-1071 or City Pool at 601-634-4516.

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