Lattimore camp coming to Carolina Forest

The Xtra Inch, in partnership with Select Health of South Carolina’s First Choice Medicaid health plan, will present the First Choice Fit Marcus Lattimore youth football camp Aug. 13 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Carolina Forest High School. The camp is for boys and girls ages 5-17. There will also be a free community health fair for the participants as well as the public. The first 25 First Choice Medicaid health plan members to register will receive full camp scholarships.

Camp sign in, which includes the health screenings for camp participants, begins promptly at 8 a.m. Closing remarks and lunch begin at 1:15 p.m.

Registration is open at Lattimore is waiving the $40 fee for the first 25 First Choice Plan members who register with Tricia at (843) 569-4643.

Pelicans sponsor Move for United Way

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will host a benefit for United Way of Horry County beginning with a game Aug. 19 versus Lynchburg at 7:05 p.m. On Aug. 20 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., there will be activities for all ages including yoga, boxing classes, fitness instruction, exercises for kids, bounce castles for kids, a stroll for seniors and more.

Tickets are $11 and include admission to the baseball game and the United Way event. Tickets may be purchased from United Way of Horry County. Call (843) 347-5195 or email

Cost to attend the Aug. 20 event is $5 and may be paid at the gate.

Golf tournament planned

Bridgewater Academy, a K-8 charter school in Myrtle Beach, will host its fourth annual Bridgewater Academy Golf Benefit Sept. 10 at River Oaks Golf Plantation in Myrtle Beach.

The tournament will feature a four-person captain’s choice format. Tournament day check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and tee time is 8 a.m. Entry fees are $300 per foursome and include breakfast, lunch, green fees, cart fees and beverages while playing. An opportunity for corporate sponsors is available for $500 per foursome that includes hole signage.

There will also be a silent auction with items ranging from Disney tickets to Carolina Panthers memorabilia. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and there will also be a long drive contest, hit the Chick-fil-A cow to win Chick-fil-A for a year, door prizes and more. Corporate and team sponsorship opportunities are available. Donations are welcome and will be appreciated. To register a team or corporate sponsor contact Steven Lastauskas at or (843) 457-8894.

Conway Christian hosts soccer camp

Conway Christian School will host a soccer camp for students in grades 5-12 July 18-21 from 8 a.m.-noon. Cost is $65 per camper and includes a camp t-shirt and daily games, drills and skill work. There is a limit of 40 campers and participants must sign a waiver. Participants are encouraged to ear sunscreen, shin guards, soccer cleats, shorts and t-shirts and bring a water bottle. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Contact Coach Chris Von Cannon at (843) 365-2005.

SOS sponsors golf tournament

The SOS Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Possum Trot Golf Course in North Myrtle Beach. There will be lots of games, activities and food for children and parents. SOS Healthcare’s programs support individuals with autism and related disabilities.

Call (843) 449-0544.

Professionals to visit Grand Strand

A number of former professional athletes will be at The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach youth baseball and softball complex this summer as part of the celebrity ambassador series lineup for the 2016 tournament season.

The 2016 Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach tournament ambassador series will offer weeklong participants the opportunity to meet former Major Leaguers and hear stories and life lessons based on their professional experiences. Big league notables slated to make an appearance include: June 26, Beach Blast Tournament, Phil Niekro; July 3, Tidal Wave Tournament, Andre Dawson; July 10, Surf’s Up Tournament, Brett Saberhagen; July 17, Big Kahuna Tournament, Fergie Jenkins; July 24, Ocean Breeze Tournament, Reggie Sanders; July 31, Wave Rider Tournament, Bobby Richardson; and Aug. 7, Hang Ten Tournament, Tommy John.

Also, the Summer Slam (June 19) and Ocean Breeze (July 24) tournaments will feature former University of Arizona and Team USA fast-pitch softball legend Jennie Finch.

Visit or call 1-888-RIPKEN-1.


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