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Community sports: Bryan County Open on tap for July
Emergency Services golf tournament coming soon
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Golfers who think they’re the best in the county now have a way to prove it on the course: The First Bryan County Open is coming to Black Creek Golf Club.
What’s believed to be the first stroke play event in Bryan County in recent memory will be July 12-13 at the 18-hole, Par 72 course, which was purchased in January by O.C. Welch.
The Open is expected to include men’s women, seniors and juniors play. It will be open to all golfers in the area. For more information about the Bryan County Open, call Black Creek Golf Clubat 858-4653.

Fire prevention, softball
The first annual Bryan County Fire Prevention softball touarnament is July 11-12 at Hendrix Park in Black Creek.
The entry fee is $200 per team. Teams must be between 10-15 players for the double-elimination tourney, which will get under way at 6:30 p.m. July 11 and at 8 a.m. July 12.
The deadline to enter is July 7. For more information, call Denise Youmans at 912-585-9343 or Jesse Simmons at 912-596-4286.

Free Friday night fun runs
Richmond Hill’s Tim and Dave’s Nursery is partnering with local running company Georgia Game Changers to sponsor free Friday Night Fun Runs at J.F. Gregory Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. June 6. Particpants can run or walk the 3-mile course at J.F. Gregory Park and earn ribbons for each run or walk completed.
“The Fun Runs are a way for the community to get together while also improving their fitness, whether they choose to run or walk.” said Sandra Elliott, CEO of Game Changers.
Tim Fortier, owner of Tim and Dave’s Nursery, and a seasoned Marathon runner, sponsored Friday Night Fun Runs a few years ago, and the runs grew to be quite popular.
According to Fortier, “The community runners got to track their progress, and by the end of the summer, most individuals were surprised to have increased both their speed and their endurance.”
Fortier added, “We hope to get families as well as the youth of the area involved, since the camaraderie of people getting together to encourage each other is powerful.”
Fun Run participants are highly encouraged to sign up on the Georgia Game Changers Running Company’s Facebook page, or contact the store, at 912-445-2163, for more information.

Summer shootout hoops
Registration for the seventh annual Boys and Girls Summer Shootout at Bryan County High School is taking place now. The camp is from June 9-12 and is for boys and girls who will be in grades 2-9 next school year. All applications must be received by June 9.
The registration cost is $35 per child and $30 for each additional family member before Friday. Registration after Friday is $40 per child and $35 for each additional family member.
For more information contact Coach Mario Mincey at 626-5050. Pick up forms from Bryan County Middle School front office and drop payment off there as well.

Flag Day run
Richmond Hill’s local running company, Georgia Game Changers is hosting a free Flag Day Comeback Run at J.F. Gregory Park at 7 a.m. June 14. Participants can run or walk up to 13.1 miles. Fun Run participants are highly encouraged to sign up on the Georgia Game Changers Running Company’s Facebook page, or at the store. Call the store, 912-445-2163, for more information or check out Georgia Game Changers’ Running Company Facebook page.

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