Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 7, 2005


The Birmingham Polo Classic will be held Saturday, June 11 at the Polo Fields near Shelby Academy on Highway 22. The Classic will benefit the CHIPS Clinic at Children’s Hospital, a comprehensive children’s clinic dealing with cases of sexual and physical abuse. The event will feature tailgating, hospitality tents, children’s games and a silent auction in addition to the polo match. Tickets are $10 per person for general admission and tailgating, or $75 per person for admission and a catered luncheon from Highlands Bar and Grill. Children under 10 get in free. For more information about the event and the CHIPS clinic see where additional contact information is available, or call 933-8800.



The Columbiana Youth Football League will hold a general meeting Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Columbiana Sports Complex. For more information call Beth Sumner, 669-7580.



The sixth annual Calera Elks Golf Tournament will be held June 11 at the Big M Golf Course on Highway 42 in Columbiana. Proceeds will benefit the Alabama Elks Youth Camp at Lake Martin. The two-man scramble is $35 per person and includes lunch. Sign up is at 7:45 a.m. with tee-off at 8 a.m. For more information call 281-4189.



The South Shelby Futbol Club will hold pre-registration for youth soccer in the Calera area June 18, from 1-5 p.m. at Wal-Mart in Calera. A 50 percent, non-refundable registration deposit will be required at registration. For more information call 665-9322. Tryouts will be held June 3 and June 10. For more information on tryouts call 668-4341.

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The 12th Annual Jay Boothe Memorial Softball game and Barbecue will be held Saturday, June 18 at the Pea Ridge Memorial Park. The annual fundraising event is sponsored by Pea Ridge Fire and Rescue and teams from various fire departments participate for bragging rights and trophies. Food will be provided by the Women’s Auxillary in the form of Barbecue plates (pork, beans, slaw and roll) for $6.50. Sandwiches are $3 and whole-smoked pork butts are $25. Other food and drinks will also be available. Pea Ridge Park is located off Shelby County Highway 10 in the Pea Ridge community.



A Columbiana youth basketball camp will be held June 20-24. Registration will be held June 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Shelby County High School gymnasium. Cost is $35 per child for ages 6-10 and 11-15. For more information contact Mike Dozier, 669-1619 or 966-5648.



The Thompson High School Quarterback Club will hold its annual fundraising golf tournament Monday, July 11 at Coosa Pines Country Club in Childersburg. The tournament will be a two-person scramble. Contact Phillip Walters, 621-5557, or Butch Garrison, 663-9273, for registration information.



* The All-American Soccer Academy is offering summer soccer camps for boys and girls. A day camp will be held June 19-24 and July 11-15 for ages 7-16. Team camp will be held July 24-28 for U10-U19 age groups. Technique Academy will be Aug. 1-3 for ages 7-16. Goalkeeper Academy will be Aug. 1-3 for ages 8-18. For more information, call 253-4179.

* Soccer day camps are scheduled for boys and girls. Mighty Mites Camp (MM) for ages 5-6 will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Day Camp (DC) for ages 7-16 will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dates for the camps are: session one (MM, DC), June 13-17; session two (MM), June 20-24; session three (MM), July 11-15; session four (MM, DC), July 18-22; session five (MM, DC), July 25-29; session six (MM, DC), Aug. 1-5. For more information, call 980-1701.

* Men’s and coed indoor summer soccer leagues run June 6-July 29. The eight-game league offers both recreational and competitive divisions. Registration is available for individuals or entire teams. For more information call 980-1701.

* A mini youth indoor soccer league will be held June 27-July 30 (no games July 4 week). The six-game recreational league is offered for boys and girls of all ages. Registration is available for individuals or entire teams. Cost is $45 per person per session. For more information call 980-1701