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Game Plan

Red Carpet Golf rescheduled
The 4th annual Red Carpet Bowl Invitational Golf Tournament, originally set for this weekend, has been rescheduled for Nov. 7 and 8 at Vicksburg Country Club. The move was made because of the approach of Hurricane Delta that is forecast to make landfall in Louisiana and track toward Western Mississippi on Friday.

The tournament will follow a 3-man scramble/shamble format, and the entry fee is $450 per team. Play begins at noon each day. There are cash prizes of $1,000, $600 and $400 for the top three teams, based on a full field, as well as prizes for the longest drive and closest to the hole each day, and a Saturday night Calcutta.

To register, call VCC golf pro Kent Smith at 601-636-8581, or email him at kent@vicksburgcc.com.

Junior Auxiliary Golf
The Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg will hold its Birdies and Boos for the Kids Golf Tournament on Oct. 23 at Clear Creek Golf Course in Bovina. The four-person scramble has a registration fee of $400 per team, which includes a mulligan, T-shirt, lunch and dinner, and a gift bag.

For information or to register, visit javicksburg.org/birdies_and_boos.html or email Mary Margaret Edney at MMargaretEdney@gmail.com.

Elite Hitting Camp
Elite Baseball, LLC will host its Professional Baseball Skills Hitting Camp on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Warren Central High School’s Viking Field.

The camp will offer instruction from professional scouts and coaches, including Texas Rangers minor league instructor Turtle Thomas, and Atlanta Braves minor league scouts Smoke Laval and Rooster Southall.

The cost is $80 per player. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon for players ages 7-13, and from 2 to 5 p.m. for players ages 14-18. For information, visit roosterselitebaseball.com.

Over the River Run
Registration is now open for the 32nd annual Over the River Run, a 5-mile run and race walk across the Old Mississippi River Bridge.

This year’s run has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8 a.m., because of the threat of Hurricane Delta. The entry fee is $30, with a family rate of $125 for up to five people. Because of COVID-19 restrictions the number of participants is limited to 400, so early registration is encouraged. There will not be any registration on the day of the race. Entry forms and event information are available online at southernculture.org/events/otrr.htm. Online registration is available through raceroster.com.

Entry forms and fees can also be dropped off at the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation’s business office at 1302 Adams St., or mailed to: SCHF, 1302 Adams st., Vicksburg, MS 39180.
Race packet pick-up will be Oct. 9th at the SCHF Auditorium (corner of Crawford and Cherry Streets) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and also the morning of the race at the race site.

The Over the River Run is a fundraiser for the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation.
For more information, call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Hinds baseball camp
Hinds Community College’s baseball program will host its 2020 Fall Showcase on Sunday, Oct. 25 at noon, at Joe G. Moss Field on the Raymond campus. The showcase is open to players in grades 9-12, who are looking to display their talents in front of the Hinds baseball coaching staff as well as coaches from other junior colleges, universities, and scouts.

Check-in/registration will begin at 11:15 a.m. To speed up your registration process, it is recommended that participants pre-register online at https://sports.hindscc.edu/sb_output.aspx?form=24

The cost of the showcase is $100 per player. Payment will not be accepted until the day of the showcase, and will be by cash or check only. All players must also bring with them proof of a current physical performed between Oct. 25, 2019, and Oct. 24, 2020; and their own cleats, pants and other baseball equipment.

For more information, email Hinds assistant coach Andrew Gunn at Andrew.Gunn@hindscc.edu

Hinds CC golf tournament
The Hinds Community College, Warren-Claiborne Alumni Chapter is hosting the annual Clyde Donnell and Othel Mendrop Memorial Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Clear Creek Golf Course in Bovina. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and play at 1 p.m.

The cost is $75 per player, or $300 for a four-person team, and includes a hamburger dinner. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. For more information, contact Libby Posey at 601-857-3350 or olivia.posey@hindscc.edu, or Clear Creek Golf Course at 601-638-9395.

Golf at Trustmark Park
The Mississippi Braves will turn Trustmark Park into a Target Golf course on Oct. 15, from 4 to 9 p.m. each day. The stadium will be transformed into a nine-hole target-style course where golfers will tee off from an elevated platform under the scoreboard in left field. The course is open to players of all ages, and there are opportunities to win prizes from various sponsors. The fee is $25 per golfer, or $100 for a group of five, and includes a hot dog and beverage.

Players will only be allowed to use a pitching wedge and must bring their own clubs. They must also book a tee time by calling 601-664-7607 or emailing david.kerr@braves.com.

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