Shriners planning golf tourney

The Grand Lake Shrine Club will hold its Jeff Parrott Memorial Golf Scramble Saturday at the Miami Golf & Country Club.

Proceeds will benefit the Grand Lake Shrine Club Patient Transportation Fund.

The entry fee is $50 and includes green fee, cart and a hamburger cook-out with all the fixings after the tournament.

There are divisions for men and women.

Checks should be made payable to the Grand Lake Shrine Club Transportation Fund, P.O. Box 921, Miami, OK 74354-0921.

For more information, contact the country club at 542-2512 or 542-1665.

Wardog Basketball Camp set

The Wardog Basketball Camp, for boys who will be in the third through eighth grades, will be held Monday through Thursday at the Will Rogers Middle School gymnasium.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Registration will be from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. on Monday.

Cost is $50 and includes a T-shirt and basketball. Checks should be made payable to Rusty Mercer.

Instruction will be provided by the MHS boys’ coaching staff along with varsity players.

Gatorade, water and other refreshments will be on sale.

For more information, call Mercer at 533-1987.

NEO sets girls’ hoops camps

A pair of girls’ basketball camps have been scheduled at Northeastern A&M.

The Lady Norse Camp of Champions will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday through Thursday. Registration will be from 8 to 9 a.m. on Monday.

The camp is for girls who will be in the second through the eighth grades.

Cost is $60 and players will receive a camp T-shirt and a basketball.

An offensive basketball skills camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on June 8-11. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on June 8.

The camp is for girls who will be in grades 9 through 12.

Cost for the camp is $50 per player and players will receive a camp T-shirt.

For more information on both camps, call 540-6326 or 540-6330.

Entries accepted for Golden Norse

football golf scramble

Entries for the 25th annual Golden Norse football four-man golf scramble scheduled for Friday, June 12, at Peoria Ridge Golf Course are currently being accepted according to tournament director Donnie Bigby.

Registration is at 8 a.m. with a shot-gun start at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $75 per person which includes greens fee, a cart and a hamburger feed following the scramble.

All participants will receive NEO college memorabilia and prizes will consist of NEO merchandise.

“If individuals want to come out and play, we’ll create teams the day of the tournament,” Bigby said. “Right now, we’ve got about 14 hole sponsors, so we’re really trying to attract players.”

Anyone wanting further information should contact Rich Lillard at 918-533-6323.

Golf clinic set at MG&CC

A junior golf camp will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. next Tuesday through Friday at the Miami Golf & Country Club.

The registration fee is $10.

The clinic is open to the public, with a minimum age of 8.

Scorers will be needed for the players under 10.

For more information, contact the MG&CC office at 542-1665 or the golf shop at 542-2512.

Commerce cheerleaders sell fireworks as fund raiser

COMMERCE — The Commerce High School cheerleaders are currently selling fireworks as a fund-raiser.

Proceeds will help with expenses for camp this summer.

The price is $50 for a family pack. Orders will be taken until June 15.

Fireworks will be delivered approximately a week before the Fourth of July.

To place an order, call 918-533-6948 or 918-533-7903.

Miami Youth Football slates

‘meet and greet’

Board of directors members and coaches will be on hand June 5 for a ‘meet and greet’ session of the Miami Youth Football League.

The session will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Miami Civic Center. Board members and coaches will be available to answer any questions.

Registration for players, sizing for uniforms and equipment and the handing out of raffle tickets will also take place.

Wardog Baseball Camp set

The Wardog Baseball Camp, for boys who will be from ages six through 12, will be held June 8-10 according to camp director Chris Mercer.

The camp will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day. Registration will start at 9 a.m. on June 8 at the Miami High School softball field indoor facility.

Cost is $30 and includes a T-shirt. Checks should be made payable to Chris Mercer.

For more information, call Mercer at 540-4761.

Barry Switzer receives award

OKLAHOMA CITY — Barry Switzer, former University of Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboy football coach, has been named recipient of the 2009 John F. Kennedy Community Service Award from Oklahoma Council Knights of Columbus.

The award will be presented to Switzer at a banquet July 14 at Our Lady’s Cathedral.

Former Okla. Gov. David Walters, who serves as president of the Knights of Columbus Building Corporation of Oklahoma City, said Switzer was being recognized for his many years of service to numerous charities and, in particular, for almost four decades of service to the Special Olympics of Oklahoma.

“Coach Switzer is most deserving of this honor. Helping others has been a big part of his life. The Knights of Columbus have given millions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of man-hours to the Special Olympics," Walters said. "Coach Switzer has made the Special Olympics in Oklahoma an extraordinarily special

event for thousands of special athletes and their families."

Lee Allan Smith will present Switzer with the John F. Kennedy Award. Many of Switzer’s former players will be in attendance at the event.

The dinner will benefit the Santa Fe Family Life Center in Oklahoma City, which is owned by the Knights of Columbus. The facility is open to the public and serves many diverse groups.

Tickets for the dinner will go on sale June 1. For more information, call 840-8383.