Game Plan

Published 10:00 am Sunday, September 16, 2018

Red Carpet Bowl Golf

The 2018 Red Carpet Bowl Invitational golf tournament is scheduled for Oct. 13 and 14 at the Vicksburg Country Club. The format is a three-man scramble/shamble for the top two flights, and a scramble in both rounds for all other flights. The entry fee is $375 per team, and cash payouts of $1,000 for first place, $600 for second place and $300 for third (based on a full field) will be awarded. The tournament will begin at 11 a.m. both days.

Prizes for the longest drive and closest to the hole will be awarded each day. Mulligans and other special contests will also be available on select holes.

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Citywide pep rally

The Vicksburg YMCA will host the annual Citywide Pep Rally on Sept. 23 at the Purks YMCA. The event begins at 4 p.m. Parking will be available at the Outlets of Vicksburg, with a shuttle to and from the YMCA. Local high school bands, pep squads and cheerleaders will perform as the event also kicks off the YMCA’s fundraising campaign to expand its child care service, offer more youth sports, and expand and update its facilities.

Over the River Run

The 30th annual Over the River Run, a 5-mile run and walk across the Old Mississippi River Bridge, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 a.m. at the Mississippi Welcome Center on Washington Street. The registration fee is $25 for the 5-mile races, or $10 for the children’s 1-mile fun run for children 10-and-under. There is also a $75 group rate for up to five family members living at the same address. The entry fee includes a long sleeve T-shirt and admission to the postrace party in Ameristar Casino’s Delta Point parking lot.

For more information or to register, call the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation at 601-631-2997 or visit

VHS archery tryouts

Tryouts for Vicksburg High School’s archery team will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 4:30 p.m. in the VHS ROTC building. All archers must have completed a physical in order to try out. For more information, email coach Pam Piazza at

Bricks and Spokes

The 9th annual Bricks and Spokes bike ride is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, in and around Vicksburg and Warren County. The recreational bike ride will feature 10-, 30-, 50- and 62-mile routes spanning the city and county, including the Old Mississippi River Bridge and Vicksburg National Military Park. Professional riders Lauren Hall, a Vicksburg native, and Brad Huff will also be part of the pack. All types of bicycles are welcome, but all riders must wear helmets.

The registration fee is $40. For more information or to register online, visit

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