Sports initiative

FOUR SPORTS YOUTH CLINICS: 2-4:30 p.m., April 12, BREC Brooks, Gardere Lane, Gus Young & Anna T. Jordan parks, Baton Rouge. No fee. Sessions for football, baseball, basketball & soccer. Sposnored by BREC & Istrouma Baptist Church sports. Call Richard Bentley-Smith (225) 273-6403. Email: rbentley-smith@brec.org.

BASEBALL

BREC UPPER DECK BATTING CAGES: Open daily, BREC Milton Womack Park, 6201 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge. Call Richard Bentley-Smith (225) 273-6403. Email: rsmith@brec.org.

BREC INCLUSIVE LEAGUE REGISTRATION & SKILLS DAY: 9-11 a.m., April 11, Forest Community Park, South Harrell’s Ferry Road, Baton Rouge. Ages 3 and older in age-group divisions. League included 4 practices followed by 4 Saturday 8:30 a.m. games April 11-May 30. Fee $10/player. Call Richard Bentley-Smith (225) 273-6403. Email: rbentley-smith@brec.org.

BASKETBALL

BOYS TOURNAMENT: April 10-12, Port Allen High School, Port Allen. Boys 3rd through 12th grades divisions. Fee $125/team. 3-game guarantee. Pool play followed by bracket play. Call Tasha Killcrease (225) 202-2486 or Jackie Bayonne (225) 726-9119. Email jackiebayonne@gmail.com.

8TH ANNUAL LIVINGSTON LADIES TOURNAMENT: April 11-12, Denham Springs. Girls 4th through 11th grades. Fee $60/game, 2-game minimum, 4-game maximum. Entry deadline April 6. Call Bill Sibley (225) 773.2431. Email: coachsib@livingstonladies.com.

YOUTH TOURNAMENT: April 18-19, Family Christian Academy, Baton Rouge. Grades 5-8. Fee $125/team. 3-game guarantee. Call James Holmes (225) 252-8840.

LUNCH BUNCH: Noon, Tuesdays/Thursdays, Istrouma Baptist Church gym, Baton Rouge. No fee. Call ML Woodruff (225) 295-0775, Ext 118.

GOLF

FIREQUEST DUMAS LEAGUE: April 7 through July 7, BREC Dumas GC, Baker. Registration $40, weekly fee $20. Best Bass format with blind draw for weekly partner with points total to determine league winner. Call Jason Miller or Boyd Kernan (225) 775-9166. Email: dumas@brec.org.

PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE-BATON ROUGE MEETINGS: 4:30-6:30 p.m., April 7, Webb Memorial GC & 4:30-6:30 p.m., April 9, City Park GC, Baton Rouge. BREC-sponsored PGA Junior information and registration meetings, boys & girls ages 13-and-younger in teams of 8-11 players each team in series of 9-hole matches. Call Jack Terry (225) 272-9200, Ext. 366. Website: golf.brec.org.

AJGT CARTER PLANTATION JUNIOR CLASSIC ENTRY DEADLINE: Noon, April 8 for April 11-12 event, Carter Plantation GC, Springfield. Juniors ages 11-18/36 holes. Fee $185. Call Diane Ford (985) 630-3066. Website: www.arrowheadjgt.com.

RAY LAICHE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT: 8 a.m. & 1 p.m. tee times, April 10, Belle Terre CC, LaPlace. 4-player scramble. Fee $500 team/sponsor, $400 team, $100 sponsor includes food, drink, prizes. Benefits St. Charles Catholic athletics. Call David Ratliff (504) 390-9485/Email: david@premierchemicals.net or John Campbell (504) 319-6530/Email: john.campbell@laitram.com.

DUMAS GREEN JACKET TOURNAMENT: 8 a.m. shotgun start, April 11, BREC Dumas GC, Baker. Stroke play with multiple flights. Fee $35. Call Dumas Pro Shop (225) 775-9166.

THE BLUFFS TEAM BEST BALL: April 11-12, The Bluffs, St. Francisville. April 10 practice round. 2-player Best Ball format. Fee $400/team. Limited to 60 teams. Call Pro Shop (225) 634-5757.

BATON ROUGE ELECTRICAL LEAGUE INVIATIONAL: 1 p.m. shotgun start, April 13, Pelican Point GC-Links Course, 6300 Championship Court, Gonzales. 4-player scramble. Fees $80-$90/player. Closest-to-the hole & long-drive contests. Call Tommy Lato (225) 202-1309. Email:tommy.lato@phillips.com.

MIZUNO/USSSA LAFAYETTE CUP ENTRY DEADLINE: 10 p.m., April 15 for April 18-19 event, two sites. Boys ages 9-11 & girls ages 9-18, Les Vieux Chenes GC, Youngsville; boys 12-18, The Wetlands GC, Lafayette. Fees $100 & $175. Call Robert Boudreaux (337) 278-8431. Email: robert.boudreaux@usssa.com.

ALPHA PHI ALPHA TOURNAMENT: 8 a.m. shotgun start, April 18, Santa Maria GC, 19301 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge. 4-player scramble. Fee $100/player. Entry deadline April 11. Closest-to-pin, straight-drive & hole-in-one contests. Call Art Dubriel (225) 939-2213 or Todd Sterling (225) 229-1906.

14th ANNUAL PHS GREEN DEVIL CLASSIC: 1 p.m. shotgun start, April 20, The Island CC, Plaquemine. 4-player scramble. Fee $125/player includes dinner, long-drive and closest-to-pin contests. Sponsorships available. Call Mary Gaye David (225) 776-1694.

AJGT THE WETLANDS JUNIOR CLASSIC ENTRY DEADLINE: Noon, April 22 for April 25-26 event, The Wetlands GC, Lafayette. Juniors ages 11-18/36 holes. Fee $185. Call Diane Ford (985) 630-3066. Website: www.arrowheadjgt.com.

17TH ANNUAL WALTER BANKS SR. KAPPA CLASSIC: 1 p.m. shotgun start, May 2, Cooper Mill GC, 2100 Copper Mill Boulevard, Zachary. 4-player scramble. Fee $100/player. Long-drive & closest-to-pin contests. Sponsorships available. Benefits Baton Rouge Kappa Foundation. Call Kenneth Wright (225) 907-7983. Email: kwright58@cox.net.

6TH ANNUAL CARTER PLANTATION COMMUNITY TOURNAMENT: 1 p.m., May 11, Carter Plantation GC, Springfield. 4-player scramble. Fee $600/team. Field limited to 36 teams. Benefits Springfield Fire Department & Historic Carter House Society. Sponsorships available. Call Andre Caldwell (225) 294-9855 or Email John Mundinger: johnmundinger@yahoo.com.

KICKBALL

ONE-PITCH TOURNAMENT: April 10, McLin Fields/Gator Park, Satsuma. Men’s & Co-ed divisions. Fee $100/team. Call Ronnie McLin (225) 276-8237/(225) 686-2418.

PICKLEBALL

BREC CEDAR RIDGE LEAGUES: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays; 8:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays; 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays; 5-9 p.m. Sundays. Call Tom Burkhart (225) 752-5905/(225) 751-2563.

BREC FORREST PARK: 6-9 p.m., Thursdays & Fridays. Call Richard Bentley-Smith (225) 273-6403.

BREC LOVETT ROAD PARK: 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Central. Call Richard Bentley-Smith (225) 273-6403.

BREC PLANK ROAD PARK: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays. Call Richard Bentley-Smith (225) 273-6403.

RUNNING-WALKING

HAPPY’S RUNNING CLUB: 6:15 p.m., April 7, Happy’s Irish Pub, Third Street. Fee $35 annual membership. Call Scott Higgins (225) 810-5124 or Michael Lang (225) 252-9621.

MARCH FOR BABIES/LIVINGSTON: 8:30 a.m., April 11, Sidney Hutchinson Memorial Park, 13740 Ball Park Road, Walker.

MS WALK: 9 a.m., April 18, North Boulevard Town Square, Baton Rouge. 5K & walk for Multiple Sclerosis. 8 a.m. registration. Call Alexandra Jeannot (504) 322-3779. Email: Alexandra.Jeannot@nmss.org.

HAT RUN: 8 a.m., April 25, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. 5K run/walk & 1-mile fun run/walk. 7 a.m. registration. “Wear a Wacky Hat” event for skin protection. Fees $25/adults, $15/15 and younger; $30 & $20 after April 22. Call Sarah Lomax Gray (225) 421-1166. Email: sarah@lsofoundation.org.

MARCH FOR BABIES/BATON ROUGE: 7:30 a.m. registration, 9:15 a.m. march, April 25, AZ Young Park-Downtown, 755 Third Street, Baton Rouge.

MARCH FOR BABIES/NEW ORLEANS: 7:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. march, April 25, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans.

MARCH FOR BABIES/NEW IBERIA: 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. march, April 25, City Park, 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia.

20TH ANNUAL ST. THOMAS MORE EAGLE 5K: 8 a.m., May 2, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11441 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge. 5K roadrace/walk & 1-mile fun run/walk. Fee $20, $25 after April 25. Registration 7:30 a.m., STM Activity Center, Dartmoor Drive. In conjunction with St. Thomas More Parish Festival. Running shoes for overall & masters winners. Call Kevin Talbot (225) 293-3337 or STM Parish office (225) 275-3940.

MARCH FOR BABIES/LAFAYETTE: 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. march, May 2, Girard Park, 500 Girard Park Drive, Lafayette.

THE GREAT HUEY LONG BRIDGE RUN: 8 a.m., May 9, 800 South Clearview Parkway, Harahan. 5K run/walk. Shuttles to Bridge City starting line. Finish at Clearview & Jefferson Highway. Fee $30, $35 after May 2. Second in 2015 Louisiana Bridge Run Series. Call Chuck George (504) 884-7565. Website registration: www.hueyprun.com

SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL

FRIDAY ONE-PITCH TOURNAMENT: April 10, McLin Fields/Gator Park, Satsuma. Men’s & Co-ed divisions. Fee $100/team. Call Ronnie McLin (225) 276-8237/(225) 686-2418.

ISO MEN’S LEAGUE REGISTRATION: Through April 26, Istrouma Sports Organization, Baton Rouge. College age & older. 12-team, May 4-June 26 league. Fee $400/team. Call ML Woodruff (225) 295-0775. Website: www.istrouma.org/baseball.

SWIMMING

CRAWFISH AQUATICS LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASS: April 10-12, $225 & April 25-26 Lifeguard Certification Renewal Course, $175. Crawfish Aquatics, Anselmo Lane, Baton Rouge. Email Marcus Dyer: marcus@crawfishaquatics.com. Website registration: www.crawfishaquatics.com.

LEWIS Y LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASS: April 17-22, A.C. Lewis YMCA, Baton Rouge. Ages 16-older. Fee $200 members, $225 nonmembers. Registration deadline April 13. Call Lewis Y (225) 924-3606.

LEWIS YMCA FAMILY LESSONS: April 24 next session registration deadline, A.C. Lewis YMCA, Baton Rouge. Four 45-minute sessions. Ages 4 years and older. Fee $99 member families, $126 nonmembers. Call A. C. Lewis Y (225) 924-3606.

CRAWFISH AQUATICS PRIVATE LESSONS: Through April 30, 4 day sessions per week. Youths & adults. Fee $160/week. Anselmo Lane, Baton Rouge. Call Nan Fontenot (225) 769-4323. Website registration: www.crawfishaquatics.com.

CRAWFISH AQUATICS TEAM & HOMESCHOOL GROUP: Through April 30, developmental teams. Crawfish teams 4:30 p.m./ages 4-8; 5:30 p.m./9-and-older; 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursday for homeschool. Fee based on group placement. Anselmo Lane, Baton Rouge. Call Kayla Dicharry (225) 769-4323/CA team and Helen Cavana (225) 769-4323/homeschool.

CRAWFISH AQUATICS GROUP LESSONS: Through April 30. 2-week/4-per-week sessions or 4-week/2-per-week sessions. Ages 3-12. Fees $140. Anselmo Lane, Baton Rouge. Call Nan Fontenot (225) 769-4323.

CRAWFISH TRI PROGRAM: Swim/cycle/run training, 4 p.m. Friday swim & 7:30 a.m. Saturday cycle/run. Fees vary. Crrawfish Aquatics, Anselmo Lane, Baton Rouge. Email Shelly Johnston: shelly@crawfishtri.com.

WEIGHTLIFTING

ST. TAMMANY SENIOR OLYMPICS: 10 a.m., April 12, Cross Gates Family Fitness, 200 North Military Road, Slidell. Men & women’s age group division in five-year increments beginning at age 50. 8 a.m. weigh-in/registration for Bench Press, Dead Lift, Standing Arm Curl & Clean-and-Jerk competition. Email Kelly Guillory: fithappens_211@hotmail.com or Tony DiVincenti: tony_div@bellsouth.net.

GUIDELINES

The deadline for Fun & Fitness Calendar notices is 5 p.m. Friday. Notices will be accepted four weeks in advance of the event. Submissions must include activity/sport, date, time, site, entry fees, entry deadlines, the full name of contact person(s) and telephone numbers with area code. Only two contacts with telephone numbers/Email addresses will be published. Submit notices to: Fun & Fitness Calendar, Advocate Sports, P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge LA 70821. FAX (225) 388-0318. Email: sports@theadvocate.com.