Cour­tesy Ford host­ing an­nual golf tour­na­ment

Golf Clas­sic to ben­e­fit do­mes­tic vi­o­lence pro­gram

The Covington News - - SPORTS -

Cour­tesy Ford presents the 16th An­nual Golf Clas­sic be­gin­ning at 1 p.m. (shot­gun start) on Au­gust 17 at the Oaks Course.

The tour­na­ment is to ben­e­fit the Project Re­NeWal Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence In­ter­ven­tion Pro­gram, Inc.

Prior to the event, lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Play­ers from the first place team win a cooler of steaks.

Par­tic­i­pants can reg­is­ter by call­ing (770) 860-9770, as the tour­na­ment typ­i­cally sells out each year.

For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, visit the Web site at www. gol­foaks.com.

PROJECT AD­VEN­TURE An­nual bike ride is to­day

The 19th An­nual Cov­ing­ton Cen­tury Bike Ride be­gins at 8 a.m. to­day at the Project Ad­ven­ture Kids cam­pus.

Last year, over 600 cy­clists com­pleted the jour­ney, which has led it to be­com­ing one of the fastest grow­ing bike rides in Ge­or­gia. To­day, the event

is ex­pect­ing a turnout of over 700 cy­clists.

The char­ity ride en­com­passes the rural coun­ties of New­ton, Jasper and Wal­ton. Cy­clists will travel through his­toric So­cial Cir­cle, New­born, Mansfield and other serene ar­eas within th­ese coun­ties.

The cost of the ride is $35. All pro­ceeds from the bike ride will go to Project Ad­ven­ture Kids.

Reg­is­tra­tion be­gins at 7 a.m. to­day fol­lowed by a rid­ers meet­ing that will start at 7:45 a.m. There are mul­ti­ple dis­tance op­tions of 30, 50, 75 and 100 miles.

Project Ad­ven­ture Kids is a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion lo­cated on a 130-acre cam­pus in Cov­ing­ton that works as a res­i­den­tial pro­gram for dis­placed and home­less Ge­or­gia youth. Last year, it worked with 942 kids.

The pro­gram com­bines ad­ven­ture, aca­demics and coun­sel­ing in a fun­da­men­tal group en­vi­ron­ment that helps ne­glected and at-risk youth over­come the bar­ri­ers they en­counter in life.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Web site at www.pro­jec­tad­ven­turekids.org. Soc­cer prac­tices be­gin on or af­ter Au­gust 20, while games start on or af­ter Septem­ber 8.

A youth soc­cer coaches meet­ing will be held Thurs­day, while a coach­ing clinic will be Au­gust 18 and Au­gust 25. (Vol­un­teer coaches are also needed.)

Reg­is­tra­tion forms can be picked up at the Cov­ing­ton YMCA.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, call (770) 787-3908.

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