Solid Gold to hold reverse raffle Saturday at CHS

Conway Solid Gold will hold its 32nd annual Reverse Cash Raffle Saturday in the Conway High School Commons.

Tickets are $100, and include a steak dinner for two and an opportunity to win $5,000. The steak dinner begins at 6 p.m., and the raffle starts at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds are used to support all of the athletic teams at CHS.

Tickets may be purchased from any Solid Gold board member or by contacting the athletic office at (843) 488-6181.

Golf tournament planned

The first Conway High School Parent/Child Golf Tournament will be held Saturday at the Shaftesbury Glen Golf and Fish Club.

Entry fee is $70 per team and includes greens fees, a cookout and trophies for first and second place teams. Age groups are 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15 and over. The tournament is nine holes and features a captain’s choice format and a shotgun start at noon. Contact Ashley Smith at (843) 421-2955.

Fishing seminar planned

The Student Angler League Tournament Trail (SALTT) will sponsor a Saltwater Fishing Seminar featuring local boat captains and guides Feb. 27 from 8 a.m.-noon at St. James Middle School.

A raffle with a chance to win a fishing charter donated by Murrells Inlet Fishing Charter is being held to benefit SALTT and local school fishing clubs. Visit or call Rayburn Poston at (843) 902-4274.

Marathon needs volunteers

The annual Myrtle Beach Marathon needs volunteers to assist with race registration; distribution of shirts; water, food and aid stations; and finish line assistance. Medical volunteers are also needed. All volunteers receive a free volunteer t-shirt, free entrance and food and beverage at one of the two post-race parties. To sign up, visit the volunteer tab on the Myrtle Beach Marathon website at Medical volunteers should email Dr. Mark Schecker at

Barbecue fundraiser planned

Manzer Basketball Academy is hosting a BBQ fundraiser Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Carolina Forest Community Church, 1381 Carolina Forest Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Cost is $10 per plate and includes pulled pork, baked beans, rice, coleslaw and roll. Delivery is available for orders of four or more. Call 1-844-626-9371 to schedule an order for pickup or delivery.

Manzer Basketball Academy provides quality camps and clinics for boys

and girls along the Grand Strand. Visit or dial 1-844-626-9371.

Free seminar planned for Conway

The Conway High School Sports Medicine Program, in conjunction with the National Football League and the American Heart Association, will host a free “Back to Sports" seminar for youth sports coaches and the parents of youth sports athletes on March 12 from 10 a.m.-noon at Conway High School.

This free program will educate parents and youth sports coaches about youth wellness and basic sports safety to help keep kids safe and healthy and having fun while playing the sports they love.

Topics included in the program are concussion awareness and proper equipment fit, heat and hydration, cardiac arrest and proper response, and prevention of pediatric overuse injuries.

Participants will also receive free information to take home with them.

Call or email Dr. Jim Berry at (843) 488-6191 or

Sports Classic planned

The Waccamaw Sports Classic will be held April 8 at Coastal Carolina University. The Sports Classic is an annual event for active seniors ages 50-100 and on up. The regional event is for interested seniors who live in Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties. Sports Classic competition games include: softball throw, horseshoes, corn hole, shuffle board, bocce ball, pickleball, track and field events and a golf tournament.

The early registration fee is $6 before March 1, and includes lunch and a t-shirt. To obtain a registration form or to find out more about the event visit or contact Kayla Ives Russell (843) 436-6123 or

Registration underway for youth football

Registration will be held through March 5 for a new Spring Youth NYFO Football Program that is coming to Myrtle Beach this spring.

All registration details and information about the league are on the website and boys and girls can sign up at Search for Myrtle Beach.

Sign your child(ren) up for an exciting, enjoyable, educational, non-contact, 5-on-5 or 7-on-7 football team.

All ages, 8U, 10U, 13U, 15U and 18U are eligible to participate

Have a fall team? Sign them up as one. We accept teams to compete.

The league is a skill based, one hand touch football league that utilizes skills from area coaches and NFL players to bring skill to a child’s game.

The season begins the first weekend in April and ends the last weekend in May or first weekend in June. All kids that sign up are placed on a team.

The purpose is to provide excellent coaching and mentoring to youth interested in not only having fun, but also learning to better themselves in specific positions, getting them ready for full contact football in the fall.

Volunteer coaches are needed and may sign up to coach or volunteer on the website.

Player evaluations not on a team will take place soon after registration ends so children can be placed on the team that’s the best for them.

Any questions can be directed to the website or by emailing Kevin, league commissioner at

Run for the Children planned

The fourth annual Derrick Law Firm Run for the Children will be held March 19 beginning at 8 a.m. at Conway Marina.

The registration fee is $25, and participants who sign up by March 16 will receive a t-shirt. After the deadline, t-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers as well as the top three male and female winners in each age group: under 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65 and up.

Registration will run until the morning of the race. To preregister, visit

Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Mentoring Program of Horry County.

Military Card set giveaway planned

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Embrace Hospice are welcoming applications for the third annual Military Card Set Giveaway. The presenting sponsor, Embrace Hospice, is a Florence-based hospice center that will be giving away sets to the first 1,000 fans through the gates prior to the May 21 game against the Lynchburg Hillcats. This year’s military appreciation day falls on Armed Forces Day. Thirty-six veterans will be selected for the card set, with a focus on Korean War Veterans.

Veterans are encouraged to apply either in-person at the Pelicans‚ front office at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark or online at ( All applications must include an active duty photo and are encouraged to be local to Horry County.

The 2016 season will be the 18th season for the Pelicans franchise and second as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For information on tickets in 2016, call (843) 918-6000, e-mail, or visit

Annual tournament planned

The 33rd annual National Retired Military Golf Classic will be held May 31 through June 4. All players must be retired military members of any branch of the uniformed services and/or their spouses.

The 2016 tournament begins with an 8 a.m. shotgun start each day, and will be played at the Myrtle Beach National Golf Club South Creek and West, Pine Lakes, Burning Ridge, Pine Hills at Myrtlewood Country Club, Wild Wing Resort and The World Tour. The tournaments are four-person scrambles of four flights (A, B, C and D players).

Visit or call toll free 1-877-840-8464.

Junior Golf Shootout returns

One of Myrtle Beach’s most popular golf tournaments returns Easter weekend when Myrtle Beach National hosts the 13th annual Junior Golf Shootout from March 25-26.

During the course of the two-day tournament, more than 100 boys and girls, ages 10-18, are expected to compete.

Any boy or girl between the ages of 10 and 18, as of March 25 is welcome to sign up for the tournament. The tournament costs $135 per golfer and includes two guaranteed days of play, daily lunch and a tee gift. Interested golfers can register anytime before the first round on March 25.

Call (843) 448-2300 or visit

Charity golf tournament planned

This March local golfers will have the chance to pair up with some of the NCAA’s top men’s golfers and compete to win the General Hackler Collegiate-Am tournament.

On March 11, the Dunes Golf and Beach Club will host the charity golf tournament as part of the 15th annual Coastal Carolina Hackler Championship presented by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. The Collegiate-Am is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start.

Each team will consist of four players and a collegiate player from a participating university. In addition to course play, all teams will also receive a sponsorship hole sign with the logo and/or message from the participating team, recognition in the Hackler Championship program and tee gifts and prizes. Following the Collegiate-Am teams and players will enjoy a dinner and awards banquet in the Dunes Club ballroom.

Limited spots still remain for interested teams. To register a team of four, the cost is either $1,350 or $1,250 (does not include hole signage). All proceeds from the Collegiate-Am will go to benefit the Coastal Carolina golf program.

Those interested in participating in General Hackler Collegiate-Am can contact Rhett Graham at (843) 349-2893 or

The 15th annual Coastal Carolina Hackler Championship presented by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday returns to the Dunes Golf and Beach Club the weekend of March 12-13, and features eight teams ranked in the latest “Golf Week” NCAA Top-50 rankings, including the sixth-ranked North Carolina University Tar Heels.

Professionals to visit Grand Strand

A number of former professional athletes will be at The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach youth baseball and softball complex next summer as part of the celebrity ambassador series lineup for the 2016 tournament season. Legendary ambassadors include National Baseball Hall of Famers Cal Ripken Jr., Andre Dawson and Fergie Jenkins, as well as USA Olympic Gold Medalist Jennie Finch, who will headline two weeks of girls’ fast-pitch softball tournaments at the facility.

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 12, High Tide Tournament, Tim Hudson; June 19, Summer Slam Tournament, Cal Ripken Jr.; 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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