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.

TRYOUTS: Through March, Ascension Renegades 13-under team needs 2 players. Call Forest Williams (225) 253-4125. Email: forestwllms70@yahoo.com.

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.

BASEBALL-SOFTBALL

BREC COACHES MEETING: 6 p.m., April 1, Room 111, Independence Community Park, Room 111, Baton Rouge. Include T-Ball, Coaches Pitch & girls softball. Call Ashton Hawkins (225) 273-6402. Email: ahawkins@brec.org.

UMPIRES NEEDED: CAYL league, 18-and-older prospects should have knowledge of rules. Call Henry Goudeau (225) 202-6127.

BASKETBALL

THIBODAUX EXPRESS BOYS EASTER SATURDAY TOURNAMENT: April 4, Thibodaux. 5th, 6th & 7th grade teams. Fee $150/team. 3-game guarantee. Limited to 6 teams per age group. Call Brian Rhodes (985) 438-0953.

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

AJGT ROB NOEL’S SPRING CLASSIC ENTRY DEADLINE: Noon, March 25 for March 28-29 event, Money Hill GC, Abite Springs. Juniors ages 11-18/36 holes. Fee $185. Call Diane Ford (985) 630-3066. Website: www.arrowheadjgt.com.

WOLF PACK ATHLETICS TOURNAMENT: 1:30 p.m., March 27, Audubon Park GC, New Orleans. 4-player scramble. Fee $150/player includes noon lunch. Sponsorships available. Benefits Loyola University athletics. Call Jamelle Lacey (504) 861-5568. Email: jblacey@loyno.edu.

4-PLAYER SCRAMBLE: 8 a.m. shotgun start, March 28, Oak Lake GC, Clinton. Fee $50/player. Entry deadline 5 p.m., March 26. Call Bobby Belser (985) 517-8350.

TERRACON BENEFIT FOR CASA: 11 a.m., March 30 (9:30 a.m. registration), University Club, Baton Rouge. 4-player scramble. Fees $150/individual, $550/foursome. Benefits Capital Area CASA Association. Organized by Terracon. Sponsorships available. Call Lisa Smith, (225) 239-2644. Email: ldsmith@terracon.com.

PRAYER LAKE SCRAMBLE: 1 p.m., April 6, The Bluffs, St. Francisville. 2-player scramble. Fee $100/player. Benefits Brayer Lake Retreat Center. Sponsorships available. Call Linda Gardner (225) 933-2300. Email: lindagardner@gmail.com.

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.

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.

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.

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., March 24, Happy’s Irish Pub, Third Street. Fee $35 annual membership. Call Scott Higgins (225) 810-5124 or Michael Lang (225) 252-9621.

UNITED WAY OF ST. CHARLES BRIDGE RUN: 8:15 a.m., March 28, The Seafood Pot, 14386 River Road, Destrehan for start of the 10K, 8:40 a.m., East Bank Bridge Park, 9762 River Road, Destrehan. Fees $25-$45. First in three-event 2015 Louisiana Bridge Run Series. Call United Way of St. Charles (985) 331-9063. Website: www.uwaysc.org or www.nolarunning.com.

MARCH FOR BABIES/GONZALES: 8:30 a.m., March 28, American Legion Hall, 421 E. City Park, Gonzales.

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

SWIMMING

LEWIS Y LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASS: March 28-April 1, A.C. Lewis YMCA, Baton Rouge. Ages 16-older. Fee $200 members, $225 nonmembers. Call Lewis Y (225) 924-3606.

LEWIS YMCA GROUP LESSONS: April 3 next session registration deadline, A.C. Lewis YMCA, Baton Rouge. Eight 30-minute mini-sessions. Ages 6 months and older. Fee $60 members, $105 nonmembers. Call A. C. Lewis Y (225) 924-3606.

CRAWFISH AQUATICS GROUP LESSONS: April 6-30, 2 weeks/8 day sessions. Ages 3-12. Fee $140. Crawfish Aquatics, Anselmo Lane, Baton Rouge. Call Nan Fontenot (225) 769-4323. Website: www.crawfishaquatics.com.

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.

TENNIS

INAUGURAL FELICIANA CLASSIC: March 27-29, West Feliciana Sports Park, St. Francisville. Team event: women’s doubles, men’s doubles & mixed doubles in 5.5/6.0, 6.5 & 7.5 levels. Fee $65/player. Benefits West Feliciana PTA. Call Missy Higgins (225) 266-5577.

BEACH Volleyball

BREC 4-ON-4 METRO SAND TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 30 for April 18 event, Jefferson Highway Park, Baton Rouge. 6th-, 7th-, 8th-grades, jayvee & varsity divisions. Fee $75/team. Call Richard Bentley-Smith (225) 273-6403. Email: rbentley-smith@brec.org.

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.