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STAY UP TO DATE: Check your youth sport account info. at: https://sports.bluesombrero.com/bcdls (clickLogin).  Now available: Payment by credit card & debit card!  Please visit our Facebook page, facebook.com/bcdls,and Twitter Feed, twitter.com/bcdls or @BCDLS, for news, updates and photographs.

DSC_0002FINALLY: The school softball season is over, and the softball complex is open for Adult Softball!
Butts County Department of Leisure Services Fall Adult Softball League

AGES: Men and women 18 years old or older.
GAMES: Games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
REGISTRATION FEE: The Dept. of Leisure Services strives to keep registration fees as low as possible. The registration fee covers two umpires per game,
game balls and the site supervisor, and is dependent upon the amount of teams registered.
PRACTICE: Practice time slots are available upon request.
RULES: We abide by USSA rules, http://www.usssa.com/usssa/usssa-general/2013SPRuleBook.pdf. Please review Rule 2, Section 2 on bats.
COMMUNICATION: We will use e-mail and our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/bcdls, to update captains and teams with any schedule changes, news, etc. The Weather Hotline is 404-369-4242 and is updated at 4 pm weekdays.  Please contact Dan Magee, dmagee@buttscounty.org, if you are interested in registering a team, and please forward to anyone you know who may interested in registering a team.  Follow us on Twitter at: @BCDLS or twitter.com/bcdls

basketball-4838HOOP IT UP – 2014-15 YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION; LIMITED NUMBER OF OPEN SPOTS REMAINING ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS!

http://www.sports.bluesombrero.com/bcdls  www.facebook.com/bcdls
2014-15 YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION – REMAINING OPEN SPOTS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS

5-6 yr. old Girls & Boys Parent/Child Instructional League – 1 Open Spot

7-8 yr. old Girls – 7 Open Spots
7-8 yr. old Boys – 7 Open Spots

9-10 yr. old Girls – 3 Open Spots
9-10 yr. old Boys – 1 Open Spot

11-12 yr. old Girls – 4 Open Spots
11-12 yr. old Boys – CLOSED

13-14 yr. old Girls – 9 Open Spots
13-14 yr. old Boys – 4 Open Spots

15-16 yr. old Boys – 8 Open Spots

You must register in person for late registration at the Butts County Community Center, 770-775-8229.  Ages 9 through 16 participate in the Henry County league, with away games in Henry County, and home games at the Butts County Comm. Center, Daughtry Park, 576 Ernest Biles Sr., Jackson.  Please click on the Information Sheets below for details and important dates:

Information Sheet – 2014 5-6 Parent/Child Instructional Basketball

Information Sheet 2014 – Youth Basketball Ages 7-8/9-10/11-12/13-14/15-16

IMG_0480ANNUAL LEISURE SERVICES PARADE AT THE JACKSON ALIVE FESTIVAL: Please visit facebook.com/bcdls for video and photo’s of this year’s parade.  Thanks to all of our players, cheerleaders, coaches and parents who made the parade a huge success!

web1_0820_JPA_WiiBowling8_t670SENIOR CENTER NEWS: The Senior Center is busy with fall trips & programs!  The center is open to all county residents 50 years old & older.  Please click on ACTIVITY CALENDAR OCTOBER 2014 and BCSC NEWSFEED OCT. 2014 for news & updates, or call 770-775-8238.  Click here, here and here for stories about the center in the Jackson Progress-Argus newspaper.

Tumble - High Springs FLTUMBLING, GYMNASTICS & COMPETITIVE CHEER: We offer a variety of Tumbling & Gymanstics recreational classes, as well as competitive try-out travel teams in Tumbling, Gymnastics & Cheer.  Please click on Fall Gymnastics Class Schedule and Fall Tumbling Class Schedule for class info.  Please e-mail Melissa Chriswell, melissachriswell611@gmail.com, for more info.

web1_0723_JPA_AAUBasketball1_t670NEWS: Here are recent Jackson Progress-Argus articles on BCDLS programs & events: “Crowds flock to Jackson Alive Festival“, “Wii Bowler wins gold“, “Seniors compete in nationwide virtual bowling tournament“, “Senior virtual bowling league (PHOTO GALLERY)”, “Youth program keeps kids on basketball court“, “Program provides fresh produce to local seniors“, “Youths flock to Butts County Summer Day Camp“, “Butts County tumblers headed to national meet“, “Seniors, youths team up for United Way Shoebox Project (WITH VIDEO)”, “Butts County seniors demonstrate Xbox One bowling game“, “Butts County Senior Citizens Center holds first water aerobics class“, “Lady Devils softball camp teaches fundamentals“, Young actors shine in theater camp“, “Butts County 2014 softball all-stars“, “Red Devils host youth football camp“, “Cross-country cyclists stop in Jackson“, “Butts County Extension, 4-H celebrate new location“, “Recreation volunteers honored at Hall of Fame banquet

10452367_10152165141662217_2476412064405763140_nWE ARE SO PROUD! On Tuesday, June 17th, REC Force Head Coach Jason Edwards along with Assistant Coach Jessica Edwards and two REC Force Tumble athletes traveled to Louisville, KY to compete at the USTA National Competition. USTA stands for the United States Tumbling & Trampoline Association. REC Force athletes Merrilee Parson (9) and Kaitlyn Eidson (10) both placed 1st in the USTA GA State Meet held in May, which qualified them for the National Meet. The USTA Nationals is the largest tumbling &t rampoline competition in the country. Teams from all over the United States come to the national meet for a chance to become a National Champion, and be invited to become a member of the USTA National Team. Our REC Force athletes did amazing this year. Merrilee competed in the 9 year old Sub Novice Division and took 18th place out of 41 athletes. Kaitlyn Eidson competed in the 9/10 year old Intermediate Division and placed 30 out of 38 competitors.  Thank you to Jason, Jessica, Merrilee, Kaitlyn and their families for all of their effort and dedication to the REC Force program!!!

DSC_0129TIM KERSEY VOLUNTEER MEMORIAL PAVILION DEDICATION: Click here for photo’s from the pavilion dedication ceremony.

Inclement Weather Hotline

We have contracted with a new recording message server. They have promised NO BUSY SIGNALS even if 100 people call at the same time! This number will be used for rain out and weather-related messages. We will also record weekly announcements of upcoming special events! The new hotline number is 404-369-4242. Please click on this link for new and exciting information: http://www.sportsphonesolutions.com/5029/index.html.