Updated May 22
The News Herald will publish announcements of area interest concerning meetings or events. Announcements, which must be dated and contain contact information, can be mailed to the Sports Department, P.O. Box 1940, Panama City, FL 32402, faxed to the Sports Department at 747-5097 or emailed to email@example.com. Events that require entry fees or registration costs that don’t benefit charities or go toward the operating expenses of youth leagues or school booster clubs, or toward the purchase of trophies and awards are not eligible, and must run as an advertisement.
Bay volleyball meeting
Bay High School volleyball will be holding its parent/player informational meeting for the fall 2013 season at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23 in the gymnasium. Any incoming ninth-graders and all high school players with their parents should attend this meeting. Questions and concerns can be brought up at the meeting. Contact: Coach Michael Izumi firstname.lastname@example.org
Gents golf tournament
The 20th annual Gents Charity Golf Tournament will be Saturday, May 25 at Bay Dunes Golf Course with a 7 a.m. registration and 8 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $75 with a minimum team handicap of 40. Men will play from the blue tees, senior men from the white and women from the red. There will be cash prizes for the top three teams. Make checks payable to Gents Inc., 1411 Fountain Ave., Panama City, FL 32401. Contact: Ken Phillips 896-9735 or Thad Cain 866-5782.
Football officials clinic
The Bay football program will host a football officials clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Tommy Oliver Stadium. Teams from Bay, Mosley, Rutherford, Leon, Marianna and Escambia high schools will compete in 12-minute quarters. Admission is free and the Bay High Quarterback Club will have barbeque plate lunches (plus drink) available for $7 at the concession stand. For multiple orders contact Coach Jimmy Longerbeam 843-467-4620, 850-767-4633 or email email@example.com
Arnold basketball meeting
There will be a parent meeting for the Arnold basketball programs 6 p.m. May 28 in the school Resource Room.
Bay United Soccer tryouts
Bay United Soccer Club U9-U18 competitive team tryouts will be May 30-June 3. Registration is at www.bayunitedsoccer.org. BUSC summer soccer camps for ages 6-12 will be June 8-12 and June 22-26; ages 12-18 June 22-26. Registration at www.bayunitedsoccer.org.
Rutherford benefit golf
A four-player select shot golf tournament to benefit the Rutherford girls golf team will be held 8 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at Nature Walk Golf Club. Cost is $65 per player, $260 per team and includes cart and lunch. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Contact: Coach Nethero, 850-767-4500 ext. 4783 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rutherford summer basketball camp will be held on June 10-14. The camp is for ages 7-16. Contact: Coach Ross 850-303-3992.
PCB Pirates soccer clinics
The Panama City Beach Pirates, a semi-pro men’s soccer team that competes in the Premier Development League, will host summer camps and a college prep program beginning in June. The summer camps are geared for youth players ages 3-13. The first camp session is scheduled for June 10-13, and the second session July 1-5. The cost is $100 for one session and $150 for both, and the camps will be conducted by Pirates coaches and players. The Pirates’ college prep program is designed for high school players (boys and girls), and sessions have been scheduled for June 17-20, June 24-27, July 8-11 and July 15-18. College coaches from throughout the Southeast will be on hand to instruct, and each session will be limited to 15 players. The cost is $225 for one four-day session, $375 for two sessions, $475 for three and $525 for four. Contact: Info@panamacitybeachpirates.com.
Marlins summer basketball
Summer basketball training at Arnold open to current seventh- and eighth-graders and all current Marlins will be June 10 through July 9, Monday through Thursday for five weeks from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Players will be introduced to fundamentals as well as agility and speed training. Cost is $125 for new players and $100 for returning players. Proceeds benefit the Arnold Basketball Boosters. Contact: Coach Bobby Britton 850-501-4045 or Trista Paton 850-867-1237.
Summer soccer camps
The All-Pro Summer Soccer Camps will be held in both Callaway and Port St Joe from June 17-21. A morning camp (9-11 a.m. EDT) will be held at the Port St Joe Soccer Complex, while the afternoon camp (5-7 p.m. CDT) will be held at the Callaway Sports Complex. The director and lead instructor of both camps is Port St. Joe High School coach Gary Hindley. They are open to all level players from ages 5-17. Registration is limited to 75 field players and 12 goalkeepers. Contact: Coach Hindley at email@example.com 850-276-6353.
C.H.A.M.P. football camp
Anthony “Champ” Kelly, a Graceville native who is now the assistant director of pro personnel for the NFL’s Denver Broncos, is hosting the C.H.A.M.P. Camp for area football players June 28 and 29 at Bozeman. The non-contact camp is free for all participants, and kids ages 10-17 are welcome to participate. Fundamentals will be stressed for younger players, and older, more experienced players will receive more extensive training. Every position is instructed. Campers registered before May 17 are guaranteed a camp T-shirt, and lunch will be provided. Guest coaches and speakers will consist of local business leaders and NFL/collegiate athletes. For more information, visit heartpowerinc.org. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-524-7139.
Haul of Heroes 5K
The Haul of Heroes 5K and one-mile fun run will be held June 29 starting at 7 a.m. at the Bay County Courthouse. Cost for the 5K is $25 day of the race and $20 early and $20 the day of and $15 prior to the fun run. Contact: haulofheroes.com and active.com for registration.
SST golf tournament
The 8th annual Southern Sports Tonight Kickoff Classic Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Aug. 12, at Camp Creek Golf Club in Rosemary Beach. The 4-person scramble will feature former college football coaches and players who will play with local teams. The $200 entry fee includes a tournament social/cocktail party and meet-and-greet with college football legends on Aug. 12, golf fees, lunch and post-tournament cool-down party. Contact: Scott McKinney at (850) 240-0693 or email email@example.com.
Registration for Springfield Panthers youth football will be held every Monday in May from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Buddy McLemore Field. An early registration discount is available until July 1. A birth certificate and proof of address is required, and cash or money order only for registration fee. Contact: Tara Ross 850-596-8966.
MLK Youth Basketball
Registration for the MLK Youth Basketball Summer League runs through June 10 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Rec. Center. Fee is $20. The season starts June 11. Contact: 872-3085.