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25th Jimmy Hires Wildcat basketball camp on tap
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Hires basketball camp

The 25th Hires Wildcat Basketball Camp is June 17-21 at the Richmond Hill Recreation Gym on Timber Trail Road in Richmond Hill. Camp director is Jimmy Hires, who coached the Richmond Hill High School Wildcats to three state championships and won more than 650 games as a high school coach.

The camp is for children ages 6-16. It is designed to teach fundamentals, develop individual skills and instill confidence in young players. Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to noon. Concessions will be available. Registration is $55. Make check or money order payable to Jimmy Hires and mail to Wildcat Basketball Camp, Attn: Coach Jimmy Hires, P.O. Box 161, Richmond Hill, GA. 31324. For more information call 756-2625 or email

Flag Day run at J.F. Gregory

Georgia Game Changers is sponsoring a free Flag Day Father & Family Fun Run 5K at J.F. Gregory Park at 6:30 p.m. June 14, which is Flag Day. Georgia Game Changers’ Sandra Elliott said she wanted to have an event that encourages fathers and their families to get out the door and get fit together, as a family.

"So many soldiers have returned recently from Afghanistan, and since it is Flag Day, I thought it would be great to sponsor an event that would be free and fun for families to do something healthy together," Elliott said.

According to Elliott, the mission of Georgia Game Changers is to provide a place for people to find the fitness accessories they need to "change their game."

"My vision is to have dads and their families, running, carrying flags or dressed in red, white, and blue. We also plan to have patriotic popsicles at the finish line, just as a way to cap off the evening," Elliott added.

Participants will get a 15 percent off coupon to shop at Georgia Game Changers, for their dads in anticipation of Father’s Day, which is June 16. Fun Run participants are highly encouraged to sign up on the Georgia Game Changers Running Company’s Facebook page, or at the store. Call 912-445-2163 for more information.

LRS Sports combine at RHHS

LRS Sports is holding a high school football combine at Richmond Hill High School from 5-7 p.m. June 20. The cost is $10 per combine participant and teams will throw 7-on-7 format after combine for further evaluation. Make checks payable to the Richmond Hill Gridiron Club. For more information contact recruiting specialist Dwight Thomas at 217-622-9848 or email

Tennis camp

The Richmond Hill Area Tennis Association and Richmond Hill High School tennis coach Jeffrey Graham will sponsor a junior tennis tournament June 14-15 at the RHHS tennis courts and the County Recreation tennis courts on Timber Trail. The age classifications will be girls and boys U12, U14, U16, and U18. Each age group will be limited to eight players.

The fee is $25 for those players not already enrolled in Coach Graham’s tennis clinic June 3-6.

Robert Sapp Baseball Camp

The 33rd annual Robert Sapp Baseball Camp is accepting applications for its summer session July 8-12 at Richmond Hill Park. Camps are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and are for boys age 7-14. Six-year-olds may attend if skilled enough to play with 7-year-olds. The fee is $130 with a $10 team discount for five or more players from one spring/summer league team or travel team. For more informatin call the South Bryan County Recreation Department at 756-4626 or Sapp at 770-287-3309, or email Brochures are available online at

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