Steve McNair Camp: Overnight football camp that will stress fundamental skills, headed up by Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair. For boys ages 9-18, June 14-16 at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston. Cost is $175 per player, and includes overnight dorm accomodations, meals, camp t-shirt, certificate of participation and an autographed picture of Steve McNair. Several top high school and community college coaches will provide instruction, with McNair and other NFL players also in attendance. For more information, contact Don at (601)-264-9490.
Derrick Mason/Blaine Bishop Camp: David Lipscomb University in Nashville, June 28-July 1. Open to boys ages 8 to 18. Featuring Derrick Mason, Blaine Bishop, Randall Godfrey, Chris Sanders and other Tennessee Titans' players, as well as college coaches from Virginia Tech, Memphis, Missouri, Kansas State and Oklahoma. For a free camp brochure, call (877)-548-9714.
Jimmie Rodgers Tournament: Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Festival Tournament, Thursday, May 3 at Briarwood Country Club. For more information contact Rob McGraw at the Briarwood golf pro shop by calling 601-681-6185.
Okatoma Festival: Four-man scramble at Okatoma Golf Club, May 4. Deadline for entry is May 3. Tee time of 9 a.m., shotgun start. Prizes for first, second, third and fourth. Entry fee is $35 for non-members and $25 for members. Lunch will be provided. Teams receive a blind draw. For more information, contact the Okatoma Golf Club in Collins at (601)-765-1841.
Two Man 9999: Newton Country club will hold a two man 9999 tournament (nine holes of each scramble, 4 Ball, alternate shot and total score) on May 5-6.
The cost is $25 per person. Tee times will be 1 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 Sunday. For more information contact Joel Nelson at 683-3770 or 683-3101.
State Am: Qualifying for state amateur, Monday, May 7 at 8 a.m. at Briarwood Country Club. For more information contact Rob McGraw at the Briarwood golf pro shop by calling 601-681-6185.
Newton Co. High School Benefit: Decatur County Club will host a two-person select tournament on May 12 to benefit NCHS. The tournament will be an 18-hole event teeing off at 1 p.m. The cost is $40 per team. For more information contact Ben Kitchings at 635-3638.
Eagle Club/Alumni: University of Southern Mississippi, East Central District Eagle Club/Alumni Golf Tournament, May 14 at Northwood Country Club. Honored guests include head football coach Jeff Bower and president Horace Fleming.
Noon shotgun start, dinner at 6:30 p.m. $100 per player (includes dinner and tournament shirt). $175 to sponsor hole and play. Make check payable to USM Foundation/East Central Eagle Club and mail to: Dick Simmons, 4621 Oak Hill Drive, Meridian, MS, 39305; or contact Simmons at (601)-681-9706.
Mississippi Senior Invitational: May 15-18 (Tuesday through Friday) at Northwood Country Club. For more information, call 601-483-5551 or go by the Northwood Country Club Pro Shop.
Senior Women: Mississippi Senior Women Tournament, Wednesday, May 17 at Briarwood Country Club. For more information contact Rob McGraw at the Briarwood golf pro shop by calling 601-681-6185.
Crawfish Tournament: Decatur Country Club will hold its Crawfish Tournament May 19-21. The format will be 4-ball and the tournament will be a 36-hole event. Tee times are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost is $120 per team and includes mulligans and meal. For more information contact Jay Bowen at 635-2111 ext. 243 or 635-5186.
Member-Guest: Briarwood Country Club's Member-Guest Tournament, May 19-20. For more information contact Rob McGraw at the Briarwood golf pro shop by calling 601-681-6185.
Ed Lewis Tournament: Ed Lewis Memorial Day Tournament, May 26-28 (Saturday through Monday) at Northwood Country Club. For more information, call 601-483-5551 or go by the Northwood Country Club Pro Shop.
Southern Miss AQHA: 2001 American Quarter Horse Association Summer Show, May 31 to June 6 at the James Lynn Cartlidge Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center in Hattiesburg. for hotel information, directions, etc., please contact the University of Southern Mississippi, Division of Recreational Sports, Box 5155, Hattiesburg, Miss., 39406-5155, or call them at (601)-266-5405. For information on entries, stalls, etc., please contact show secretary Nancy Russ or show manager C.A. Russ at P.O. Box 159, Pearlington, Miss., 39572, or call them at (228)-533-7031.
Bonita Classic: Seventh annual Bonita Classic 5K Run, 2-Mile Walk and Kids' Fun Run, May 5 at the Bonita Lakes Park located on Highway 19 at I-20, exit 154-A. Food by Outback Steakhouse will be provided to all participants as well as a Bonita Classic T-shirt and other valuable coupons and goodies to the first 300 entries. All participants entered in the day's events will be eligible for drawings of more than $3000 in certificates and prizes. All proceeds benefit Wesley House Community Center, a local Christian relief organization committed to helping under-privileged, neglected and abused persons in our area. For more information, call (601)-482-4057 or fax (601)-482-8605.
Okatoma Festival: 12th Annual Okatoma River Run 5K in Collins, May 5, 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk and children's 1-Mile Fun Run. Overall and age group awards will be given, and no awards will be duplicated. A Mississippi Track Club event. For more information, contact the Covington County Chamber of Commerce at (601)-765-6012.