Churches Challenge

There is room for eight teams to register for the 18th annual Churches Challenge Praise Rally & Golf Tournament, which will be held Aug. 25-26.

The praise rally will be held at Alice Drive Baptist Church located at 1305 Loring Mill Road on Friday, Aug. 25, while the tournament itself will be held at Sunset Country Club on Saturday, Aug. 26.

The cost is $45 per golfer and includes the praise dinner on Friday as well as lunch and beverages on Saturday.

Players can also purchase up to two mulligans for $5 that can be used anywhere on the course.

Registration forms can be mailed to CGA, 1285 Clara Louise Kellogg Drive, Sumter, SC 29153 or can be brought to the office at Dillon Park, next to Crystal Lakes Golf Course.

The tournament is known for its prizes with none greater than the $51,000 prize if someone sinks a hole-in-one on the 18th hole.

Should someone ace the 18th hole, his or her church will receive a check for $50,000 and the player will receive $1,000.

For more information, contact the Christian Golfers Association at (803) 773-2171 or (803) 983-3457.


Adult Tumbling

The Sumter Family YMCA is offering an adult tumbling class.

The class, which will mix conditioning and basic gymnastics skills, is being held on Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $30 per month for YMCA members and $45 for non-members.

For more information, call the YMCA at (803) 773-1404 or visit


Officials Training Classes

Training classes are being held for those interested in becoming high school football officials for the South Carolina High School League Football Officials Association and the Santee Wateree Football Officials Association.

Classes are being held each Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Sumter County Parks & Recreation Department located at 155 Haynsworth St. Attending the classes is required in order to officiate middle school, junior varsity, and varsity football games.

To learn more about the South Carolina Football Officials Association visit its website at

For those who are interested, contact Granderson James at (803) 968-2391 or or Richard Geddings at (803) 468-8858.


SCISA officials needed

The South Carolina Independent Schools Association is looking to add volleyball officials for the 2017 season.

The training will involve classes and officials would have to be available for 4 p.m. matches.

For more information, contact SCISA District Director Teddy Weeks at or (803) 446-3379.


Gamecock Lanes Scores

May 19-25

Tuesday Night Mixed: Darius McDaniel 202-506; Joann Goins 245-670; Barry Brown 530; Mike Reynolds 242-537; Daniel Brown 242-610; Lizzy Hodge 180-445; Jay Gillion 546; Bobby Hollady 268; Daniel Girdvainis 211-539; Amanda Grigg 212-524; Greg Jones-258.

Sunday No-Tap: Lori Williams 255-662; Tom Teigue 244-586; Vincent Sims 223-511; Nick Urban 279-776; Debbie Becchetti 247-634; Cooter Brown 244-599; Ron Poole-255.

Afternoon Delight: Norvell Jackson Jr. 221-563; Eva Jackson 214-576; Barry Brown 194-502; Steve Anderson 267-643; Robert Baxter-534; Thad Stephens-234-606; Jerry Coker Sr. 239-594; Jerry Coker Jr. 226-565; Laken Wetherington 200; Austin Stephens 183-446; Buddy Christmas 334.