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Courtesy Ford hosting annual golf tournament
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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


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


Final day to register for youth soccer league

The Covington YMCA is currently accepting youth soccer signups throughout the day. (Today is the final day to register.)

The fees for the recreational leagues are $68 for facility members and $78 for program members. The fees for the all-academy/select players are $88 for facility members and $98 for program members. (Financial assistance is available.)

Each child will play at least one-half of every game. 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.