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Community Sports for the Summer
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Friday Fun Run Back this week

The next Friday Night Fun Run is at 6:30 p.m. Friday at JF Gregory Park.

Sponsors of the free fun runs, Tim & Dave’s Nursery and Georgia Game Changers Running Company, are both excited about the community’s participation in the Friday Night Fun Runs so far.

More than 30 people participated in the first run, according to Tim Fortier, owner of Tim & Dave’s Nursery.

“Each of the participants received a ribbon, which was specially created for the runs,” he said. “The 3-mile course provides a beautiful setting for runners or walkers, and a chance for participants to track their progress, as the run will be timed.”  

Sandra Elliott, owner of Georgia Game Changers is thrilled that this Friday’s run coincides with the Friday  on the Train, which is held at the Station Exchange, and where there will be live music, food, and various vendors.  

“We will definitely encourage our Fun Run participants to stay local, and enjoy what Richmond Hill has to offer,” said Elliott.

Top runners from the June 6 run included Ken Beasley, (21:04), Mike Argenta (21:26), and Eric Adamski (23:48) in the Male category, while Emily Hollowell (22:19), Pamela Howe (25:40), and Brandye Finnegan (25:52) were the fastest of the female runners.

Future Friday Night Fun Runs will be June 27, July 11 and 18, and Aug. 1, 8, and 15.

Fun Run participants are 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.

Wildcat basketball camp

The annual Bryan County Recreation Department Wildcat Basketball Camp is June 23-27 at the Richmond Hill Recreation Gym.
Kids ages 6-16 are eligible to attend. The cost is $55 per camper. The camp teaches fundamentals and helps develop individual skills and confidence all basketball players should develop to reach their potential. For more information or to register email or call camp director Jimmy Hires at 756-2625.

Pickup games

he South Bryan County Recreation Department is sponsoring summer pick up games for kids and adults beginning this month. Kids ages 12 and up are invited to meet  at 6 p.m. every Tuesday in June for ultimate frisbee  at the multipurpose field or at 6 p.m. each Thursday at the Rec Gym for basketball. In July, kids can meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays for basketball at the gym or at 6 p.m. Thursdays for dodge ball at the gym. Adult pickup basketball and volleyball games are from 7-9 p.m. on Mondays at the rec gym. All games are free. Teams are welcome.

Fire prevention, softball

The first annual Bryan County Fire Prevention Softball Tournament 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.

Bryan County Open

The First Bryan County Open is coming July 12-13 to Black Creek Golf Club. For more information about the Bryan County Open, call Black Creek  Golf Club at 858-4653.

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