Game Plan

Published 10:00 am Sunday, February 23, 2020

Run Thru History
Registration is now open for the 41st annual Run Thru History. The 10K run and 5K race walk through the Vicksburg National Military Park is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, at 8 a.m.

The entry fee is $30 for the run and walk. The children’s 1-mile fun run is free. For more information or to register, visit runthruhistory.org or call the Vicksburg YMCA at 601-638-1071. The Run Thru History benefits the Vicksburg YMCA.

Justin Henry Baseball Camp
The 2020 Justin Henry Baseball Camp is scheduled for March 1, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Warren Central High School baseball field. The camp is for children in grades K-6, and drills will focus on hitting, pitching, fielding and baserunning.

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In addition to the drills, the camp will have a high school home run derby and speed showcase. A mini-camp for children ages 4-5 will also be offered from 1 to 1:45 p.m.

The registration fee is $55 for the full camp, or $25 for the mini-camp. All proceeds benefit Vicksburg Family Development Center. To register online, visit vwaabaseball.org/JustinHenryBaseballCamp

Red Carpet scholarships
Applications for the 2020 Red Carpet Bowl scholarships are now being accepted. A total of eight $750 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors from each of Warren County’s four high schools. Students at the Academy of Innovation are also eligible to apply.

Application forms are available from guidance counselors at the high schools, or by emailing Travis Wayne Vance at travis.w.vance@erdc.dren.mil. In addition to the application form, students must list their extracurricular activities, a 500-word essay, and an unofficial transcript.

Applications should be mailed to Dr. Robert Abraham, 3038 Indiana Ave., Vicksburg, MS, 39180 by March 2, 2020.

Zeke West Bass Tournament
The 12th Annual Zeke West Memorial Team Bass Scholarship Tournament is scheduled for Feb. 29 at Lake Bruin State Park. This fishing tournament begins at 6:30 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. The registration fee is $100 per boat, with an optional Big Bass entry fee of $10 per person. Fishermen are required to have live wells and running lights inspected.

For entry forms or information contact Gary West at 601-529-2775 or email zwestbass@gmail.com. Entry forms will be available the morning of the tournament.

Lifeguard class
The Vicksburg YMCA will hold an American Red Cross lifeguard certification class March 30 through April 10 at the Purks YMCA pool.

Those taking the class must be 15 years of age or older before April 10, 2020, and pass an endurance test on the first day. The cost of the class is $125 for YMCA members and $175 for non-members.

Registration is available at the Purks YMCA, 267 YMCA Place. For more information, contact Wayne Scott at 601-638-1071 or wayne@vicksburgymca.com.

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