Game Plan

Published 8:00 am Friday, June 2, 2023

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VGSA Raffle
The Vicksburg Girls Softball Association’s Misfits team is conducting a fundraising raffle. The iteams being raffled are a Playstation 5, 50-inch Roku Smart TV, and a 4K night vision trail camera. There will be one winner per item.

Tickets are $10 each, or five for $40, and are available by calling or texting Haley Jones at 662-801-6177; Hannah Smith at 601-218-9783; or Jessica Ward at 601-831-4439.

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he winners will be announced June 19 at 7 p.m. at the VGSA’s Facebook page.

Charles Scott Golf Tournament
The Charles Scott Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 2 at Clear Creek Golf Course in Bovina. It is a four-person scramble and hosted by the American Legion Tyner Ford Post 213.

Late registration begins at 8 a.m. on June 2 at Clear Creek, and the tournament has a shotgun start at noon. The entry fee is $85 per person or $340 per team.

Star Spangled Night Run
The 6th Annual Star Spangled Night Run 5K is scheduled for Saturday, June 17 in downtown Vicksburg.

The 5K run and race walk will begin at 8 p.m. and follow a course that starts and ends at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. The event has a night theme, and the registration fee includes a T-shirt, glow item and admission to the after-party at the SCHC.

The registration fee for the 5K is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. The fees go up to $35 and $20 after May 26.

Entry forms and complete event details are available online at Entry forms and fees can be dropped off at the SCHF Business Office or mailed to SCHF, 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180; or you can register online through

Race packet pick-up will be June 16th at the SCHF Auditorium (corner of Crawford and Cherry Streets) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and before the race on Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email

Michelob Ultra Golf Scramble
The Michelob Ultra Father’s Day Weekend Scramble is set for June 17 and 18 at Clear Creek Golf Course in Bovina.

The format for the tournament is a two-man scramble in the first round, and four-ball in the second. There will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 17, and tee times for Sunday’s second round.

The entry fee is $140 for Clear Creek pass holders and $160 for non-pass holders, and is payable in cash only. The fee includes a practice round, mulligans, lunch both days, and drinks and snacks on the course. There will be prizes for closest to the pin and to the tournament winners.

The tournament is open to the first 60 teams to register. For more information or to register, call the Clear Creek clubhouse at 601-638-9395.

Chess Camp
The 223 Moves Chess Club will host its inaugural summer chess camp in June. A weeklong session for children ages 7-12 will be held June 5-9, and another for ages 13-17 from June 19-23. Both camps will be at Se-’Ren event venue at 2000 Drummond St.

The camp costs $60 per person for the week. For more information, call Geno Williams at 769-203-9739, or Buff Harris at 318-434-0009.

Malcolm Butler Football Camp
Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Malcolm Butler Football Camp.

The camp is scheduled for July 22 at Vicksburg High School’s Memorial Stadium, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Online registration is available through

The camp is split into two separate formats based on age. The Malcolm and Me camp is for children in grades 1-6, and features less intense drills. The Malcolm Butler Football Camp is for grades 7-12 and features more football-oriented instruction from camp staff and coaches.

The camp is hosted by Malcolm Butler, a Vicksburg native who played seven seasons in the NFL and won two Super Bowl championships with the New England Patriots. He will be joined by Vicksburg High coaches and college players and coaches as instructors.

The camp is sponsored by the United Way of West Central Mississippi, Nike and BSN Sports.

For more information, email Cedric Tillman at

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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