Game Plan

Published 7:55 am Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Bluz Cruz race

The 14th annual Bluz Cruz kayak and canoe race is scheduled for April 21, and registration is now open.

Bluz Cruz is a 22-mile paddle down the Mississippi River and Yazoo Diversion Canal, from Madison Port in Tallulah to the Vicksburg riverfront. Kayakers and canoers can race in their own boats, or ride in a 12-person boat from Quapaw Canoe Company. The registration fee is $50 through April 8, and $60 after that date. The cost for riding in the Quapaw boats is $120 through April 8 and $130 after. Profits from the event benefit Service Over Self, a Christian based youth service organization serving the Vicksburg/Warren County Area.

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To register or for more information, visit or call Wayne Pratt at 601-415-4615, Cliff Geter at 601-831-5009, or Laura Callaway at 601-415-3233.

Malcolm Butler Football Camp

Registration is now open for the fourth annual Malcolm Butler Football Camp, and will continue through April 30 or until all slots are full.

The camp will be held July 14 at Vicksburg High School’s Memorial Stadium. There are 200 slots for first- through sixth-graders in the Malcolm & Me Camp, and 300 spots for seventh- through 12th-graders in The Malcolm Butler Junior High and High School Football Camp.

The camp is free, but registration is available online only, at

Adult softball league

Registration for the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department’s spring softball league will continue until April 27.

Registration is open to men’s, women’s and church teams. Packets are available at the Parks and Rec office at 100 Army Navy Drive, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A mandatory coaches meeting will be held on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec office. For more information, call Joseph Graves at 601-831-8050.

YMCA lifeguard class

The Vicksburg Purks YMCA will host an American Red Cross lifeguarding class April 9-19. The 30-hour class will meet from 6 to 8:45 p.m. each weeknight for two weeks.

Participants must be at least 15 years old or turning that age no later than April 20, 2018.
Candidates must complete a strength and endurance test that includes a 300-yard swim using various strokes, and other timed drills. The cost for the course is $125 for YMCA members and $175 for non-members.

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

Birdie, Bogey and Boogie

The Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg will host its annual Birdie, Bogey and Boogie for Kids golf tournament April 6 at Vicksburg Country Club. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., and the tournament at 1 p.m. The entry fee for the four-person scramble is $400 per team.

To register, contact Laura Kidder at 800-221-3536.

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