Tiger Open aids athletics

Conway Solid Gold will hold its 33rd annual Tiger Open Golf Tournament May 14 at Coastal Carolina University’s Hackler Golf Course.

The tournament features a four-person captain’s choice format and begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Entry fee is $60 per player until May 11 and $70 thereafter. The fee includes golf, carts, range balls, beverages and lunch. There will be several special contests including closest to the pin and longest drive for men and woman as well as a chance to win a 2016 Mustang donated by Conway Ford for a hole-in-one on the No. 7 hole. Single and shared tee box signs are available for $250 and $100, respectively.

Call Gwen Montgomery at (843) 488-6181.

CEF to sponsor tournament

Child Evangelism Fellowship’s seventh annual benefit golf tournament for the afterschool Good News Club program will be held June 4 at Coastal Carolina University’s Hackler Golf Course. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and tee time is 8:30 a.m.

The tournament features a captain’s choice format and begins with a shotgun start. Entry fees are $240 per foursome. Breakfast and lunch are included in the entry fee. A variety of sponsorships are available including tournament sponsor, $500; eagle sponsor, $400; birdie sponsor, $300; closest to the pin and long drive sponsors, $200; and tee or hole sponsors, $100. Register or donate by visiting www.cefgpd.org, by calling (843) 365-4233 or by emailing cefoffice@cefgpd.org.

Pee Dee JDRF Walk planned

The Palmetto Pee Dee JDRF (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Walk will be held June 4 at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. There will be entertainment, food, prizes and more. The walk will be held rain or shine. To form a team or donate visit www2.jdrf.org/lowcountry. To volunteer, be a sponsor or donate a prize, contact Bonnie at 843-798-3745.

Jamestown to sponsor tournament

The fifth annual Jamestown Baptist Church Golf Tournament will be held June 11 beginning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. at Burning Ridge Golf Club.

The tournament features a four-man captain’s choice format, and the entry fee is $75 per player or $300 per team.

Tee sponsorships are available for $100.

Contact Brad Moore at (843) 385-2604, Lynda Johnson at (843) 457-1723 or the church office at (843) 248-4828.

Proceeds will benefit Jamestown’s missions and outreach efforts.

Checks can be made payable to Jamestown Baptist Church and mailed to JBC-Golf, 2501 Ninth Ave., Conway, S.C. 29527.

ColorBurst 5k planned in June

A ColorBurst 5K run will be held June 5 at 2 p.m. on grounds of TicketReturn.com Field.

This family friendly, 5K fun run will be staged in partnership with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and will be held prior to the team’s home game against the Potomac Nationals.

Tickets for the ColorBurst 5K Run will also include a ticket to the game to be held later the same day.

The CB5K experience brings people from all walks of life together in a technicolor burst of energy and excitement; blending color, music and ‘good vibes’ against the backdrop of a 5K fun-run suitable for the entire family.

Where this event differs from the traditional 5Ks is in the two key elements of fun: amazing music and gallons of gloriously-colored paint. At each interval along the course, CB5K crew blast each participant with nontoxic, hypoallergenic, washable, water-based paint from the sidelines.

Guests will be treated to an interactive pre-party and post-party at the fully branded CB5K stage with DJs, emcees, giveaways and family-focused fun.

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will be working alongside Color Burst 5K to donate a portion of the race ticket sale proceeds to the team’s charitable partner Tidelands Health Foundation

A limited number of early bird tickets are available at www.colorburst5k.com. Each early bird ticket includes a free CB5K t-shirt, a CB5K headband and a bottle of CB5K color to use on event day.

All children, ages 2 and under, will be admitted free when accompanied by a registered adult. This is a rain or shine event.

USC Coach Muschamp to address local Gamecocks

University of South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp will be the featured speaker at the Horry and Georgetown County Gamecock Club Spring Meeting on May 10 at Crown Reef Resort, 2913 South Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Muschamp will be available for autographs beginning at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $35 and include a sit-down dinner at 6 p.m. A cash bar will also be available. There will be a raffle for prizes.

Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased from any Horry or Georgetown Gamecock Club member. Contact Kellah Webster at (843) 347-7688, (843) 458-9483 or hcgamecockclub.kellah@outlook.com, Brent Swain at (843) 997-0695 or ebswain@santeecooper.com or BJ Bryant at (843) 333-0927 or bybryant@sc.rr.com.

Golfers and sponsors needed

Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care is looking for golfers and sponsors for its 15th annual John Heiert/Jean Wheeler Memorial Golf Tournament June 11 at River Oaks Golf Plantation, 831 River Oaks Drive in Myrtle Beach. The tournament is a four-person captain’s choice format with no handicaps required. Prizes will be awarded for closet to the pin and longest drive. The tournament was started in 2001 by Mike and Suzi Wheeler, who had both lost spouses to cancer. The Wheelers had previously worked together and were reacquainted through Mercy Care. After getting married, they wanted to help raise funds to support Mercy Care programs and services in memory of their spouses. Tournament sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Call (910) 796-8099, ext. 6 or visit www.wheelergolf.org. If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Lindsey Champion at (910) 796-7900.

3 Doors Down to perform

American Music Award winning artists 3 Doors Down will be lighting up the night at Myrtle Beach Speedway May 5. Supporting their sixth album Us and the Night, the band will hit the Grand Strand in the intimate setting of the Myrtle Beach Speedway Amphitheater. The 5,000-fan venue will give every fan an up-close and personal view of the 16-time platinum group.

Tickets for the event are $50 for VIP Gold Circle and $30 for general admission. A limited number of VIP Gold Circle tickets are available and will sell out fast. Tickets can be purchased at the Myrtle Beach Speedway Box Office or at www.tickemaster.com.

Myrtle Beach Speedway races televised

HTC is providing exclusive coverage of select, local Myrtle Beach Speedway races live at www.htcconnect.com and HTC Digital Cable Channel 4. Streaming video of the races will begin live most weekends. The races will simultaneously broadcast on HTC Digital Cable Channel 4. A schedule of races, along with the link for audio and video of the races, can be found on www.htcconnect.com. Just click on the links to watch the races live.

Contact Tom Vitt at (843) 369-8559 or Sandy Hendrick at (843) 369-8161.

Host families needed

The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach will play host to The Victorian Kookaburras baseball team from Melbourne, Australia, at its annual Surf’s Up Tournament the week of July 10-15. Nineteen host families are needed to help accommodate the 38 players from three teams, one 14U and two 16U, and serve as ambassadors for Myrtle Beach during their trip.

“Australian teams have participated in our tournaments for the past five summer seasons,” said Bobby Holland, general manager of The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach. “This serves as a great opportunity for the domestic teams present that week to face international competition. The Australian teams typically display unprecedented sportsmanship during the tournament, as The Kookaburras are the epitome of what travel baseball and good sportsmanship is all about.”

For more information on becoming a host family or ambassador for the Victorian Kookaburras, contact Bobby Holland at (843) 213-2705 or bholland@ripkenbaseball.com.

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 (https://experiences.offerpop.com/campaign/?experience=565cc128990e6d0d254670d6). 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. Call (843) 918-6000, e-mail info@myrtlebeachpelicans.com, or visit www.MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.

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 www.oceanaresorts.com/nrmgc or call toll free 1-877-840-8464.

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 www.ripkenbaseball.com or call 1-888-RIPKEN-1.

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