J.A.K.E.S./Fun Day this morning


Dixie Youth Make Up Schedule; Playoffs announced

Fishing Rodeo

The J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day Fishing Rodeo will be held today (Saturday) from 9 a.m.-noon at Foster Park Lake.

Children who take part in the event will not only get the chance to fish for the Catfish the lake will be stocked with but also enjoy other fun activities, a free lunch, and chances to win prizes including lifetime fishing licenses.

The J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day Fishing Rodeo is an annual event sponsored by the following agencies:

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

The National Wild Turkey Federation

The City of Union

The US Forest Service

The Union County Parks and Recreation Department

Catfish

As with each previous rodeo, the lake is stocked with Catfish brought in specifically for the event. Since being stocked with the Catfish, no one has been permitted to fish in the lake until the rodeo is held.

Special Needs

The only exception to the ban on fishing in the lake after the Catfish are placed in it waters, will be on Thursday, May 18 during the Special Needs Fishing Rodeo.

Sponsored by the US Forest Service, the event is designed to give special needs children the opportunity to fish. The event will be catch and release.

Participants

The rodeo is for children ages 6-15 who, according to a press release issued by the SCDNR announcing the event, must be accompanied by an adult. No adult fishing, however, is allowed during the rodeo unless it is a parent and/or other adult family member assisting the child in fishing.

Participants in the rodeo are required to bring their own fishing equipment and tackle. A limited amount of bait will be provided at today’s event, but participants are advised to bring their own.

Prizes

Some of the Catfish will be tagged and if caught the child who catches them during the rodeo will win a prize.

In addition to the prizes to be won catching a tagged Catfish, the children signed up for the rodeo will have the opportunity to win a lifetime fishing license. There will be a drawing for a total of seven lifetime fishing licenses during the rodeo.

Other Activities

While fishing will be the primary activity, the rodeo will also feature a number of other fun activities for the children in attendance including:

A cammo station

BB gun targeting shooting

Archery

Rock wall climbing

• A reptile exhibit which will provide information on reptiles that live in the area and how they benefit nature.

• A smoke house to demonstrate how to safely get out of a burning building.

When children sign up for the rodeo, they will be given a ticket for a free lunch that will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Registration

While pre-registration is preferred, on-site registration will open at 8 a.m. today.

Local Sports Briefs

Here is some more of what’s going on in sports in Union County.

Slammers’ Schedule

This the schedule for the Carolina Slammers 10U Travel Ball Team:

May 20-21 — Lexington

May 27-28 — Upstate, possibly Timken Sports Complex

June 10-11 — Upstate, possibly Timken Sports Complex

Dixie Girls Season Schedule

This is the Dixie Girls Softball Season is under way and this is the schedule of games for each of its leagues for the seventh week of the season.

(All games of the Angels, Debs & Belles, Darlings, PonyTails, and SweeTees leagues are played at the Timken Sports Complex.)

Angels

(Ages 9-10)

• Monday, May 22

7 p.m.: D&S vs Peahuff Auto & Diesel

(Timken, Field 6)

• Tuesday, May 23

7 p.m.: Timken vs WoodForest

(Timken, Field 6)

• Thursday, May 25

7 p.m.: WoodForest vs D&S

(Timken, Field 6)

• Friday, May 26

7 p.m.: Crisp & Son vs Timken

(Timken, Field 6)

Debs & Belles

(Ages 13-18)

• Monday, May 22

7 p.m.: State Farm vs P&C

(Timken, Field 7)

• Tuesday, May 23

7 p.m.: P&C vs NAPA

(Timken, Field 7)

• Friday, May 26

7 p.m.: Founders vs NAPA

(Timken, Field 7)

Darlings

(Ages 7-8)

• Monday, May 22

5:30 p.m.: La Fogata vs Affordable Title Loans

(Timken, Field 6)

• Friday, May 26

5:30 p.m.: Affordable Title Loans vs Rotary

(Timken, Field 6)

Ponytails

(Ages 11-12)

• Monday, May 22

5:30 p.m.: Woodmen Chapter 323 vs Civitan

(Timken, Field 7)

• Friday, May 26

5:30 p.m.: Civitan vs VitaLink

(Timken, Field 7)

SweeTees

(Ages 4-6)

• Tuesday, May 23

5:30 p.m.: State Farm vs April’s Dog Palace

(Timken, Field 6)

• Tuesday, May 23

5:30 p.m.: WoodForest lil’ Divas vs Eddies Carpet

(Timken, Field 7)

• Thursday, May 25

5:30 p.m.: Eddies Carpet vs State Farm

(Timken, Field 6)

Dixie Youth Season Schedule

The Dixie Youth Baseball Season is under way and this is the schedule of games for each league for the eighth week of the season.

(All Tee Ball games are played at the South Hills Tee Ball Field while all Machine Pitch Junior, Machine Pitch Senior, Minors, and O’Zone games are played at the Timken Sports Complex.)

Tee Ball

(Ages 3 & 4)

• Monday, May 22

6 p.m.: Buffalo Pawn Shop vs.Backdraft Customs

• Tuesday, May 23

6 p.m.: Charlie’s Auto Sales vs. NAPA

• Thursday, May 25

6 p.m.: Sonoco vs. Founders

Dixie Youth Make Up Schedule

• Monday, May 22

Field 1

Minors

5:30 p.m.: Rotary Club vs. Edwards Tax

7:30 p.m.: Kingsmore Construction vs. Founders

Field 3

Machine Pitch Seniors

5:30 p.m.: Allstate vs. New Horizon

7 p.m.: Founders vs. Affordable Title Loans

Field 4

Ozone

5:30 p.m.: Crisp & Son vs. Union NCO Club

7:30 p.m.: Brown’s Roofing vs. Lions Club

• Tuesday, May 23

Field 3

Machine Pitch Juniors

5:30 p.m.: Gestamp vs. Metal Crafters

6:30 p.m.: USC-Union vs. El Poblano

Field 1

Minors

5:30 p.m.: Kendall Austin R&C vs. Humphries

7:30 p.m.: Founders vs. Kingsmore Const.

• Thursday, May 25

Field 3

Machine Pitch Seniors

5:30 p.m.: Affordable Title Loans vs. Founders

7 p.m.: Timken vs. State Farm

Field 1

Machine Pitch Juniors

5:30 p.m.: Police Club vs. La Fogata

6:30 p.m.: Metal Crafters vs. Gestamp

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Field 4

Machine Pitch Juniors/Minors

5:30 p.m.: El Poblano vs.USC-Union

6:30 p.m.: P&C vs. Founders

7:30 p.m.: Founders vs. Humphries

• Friday, May 26

Field 1

Minors

5:30 p.m.: Edwards Tax vs. Rotary Club

7:30 p.m.: Humphries vs. Kendall Austin R&C

Field 3

Machine Pitch Seniors/ Minors

5:30 p.m.: New Horizon vs. Allstate

7 p.m.: Jimmy’s Galaxy vs. Kingsmore Construction

Games will not be made up if called for rain.

Dixie Youth Playoffs

Ozone Playoffs begin Saturday, May 27.

Machine Pitch Playoffs begin Saturday, May 27.

Minors Playoffs begin Monday, May 29.

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