Robeson stars shine bright in State Games
CARY — Robeson County was well-represented on the Region IV team at the State Games baseball tournament this weekend at the U.S. Baseball National Training Center in Cary.
The county had three players on the squad composed of players from the Cape Fear region. The team finished with a 3-1 record, losing 8-3 in Sunday’s gold medal game against Region V from the Triad area.
Lumberton’s Alec Brewington led Region IV on Sunday, going 2-for-3 with a double. Fairmont had two players represented on the squad in Cole Lovin and Tyler Musselwhite. Musselwhite finished 2-for-5 in the tournament with two RBIs. Lovin made two appearances, pitching four innings, giving up five hits and striking out three batters.
Kelly Chavis, head baseball coach at St. Pauls, represented the county on the Region IV coaching staff.
Leach plans annual casino night fundraiser
LUMBERTON — The night before his annual camp, former Super Bowl champion and Rowland native Vonta Leach will be raising money for his foundation with the third annual Vonta Leach Foundation Casino Night.
Held at the Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Center, the adults-only event will take place from 7:30 p.m. until 11:30 on Friday. Admission includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, raffles and giveaways, a silent auction and gaming chips and tables.
There will be appearances by NFL players and celebrities and live entertainment by Groovetown.
Admission starts at $100 per person or $175 for couples. Couples who buy tickets before June 6 will save an additional $25. Tables of eight are available starting at $1,000 and other sponsorship opportunities. For information and tickets visit VontaLeach.com or call 713-816-3223.
Leach announces annual football/cheer camp
LUMBERTON — Former Super Bowl Champion and Rowland native Vonta Leach will conduct his 10th-annual football and cheer camp Saturday.
The event, sponsored by the Vonta Leach Foundation, will be at Lumberton High School. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m., with the camp starting at 9. The camp is free but is restricted to the first 500 participants who register online in advance. Participants get lunch, a free t-shirt and autographs.
Participants between the ages of 6 and 16 will get the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of football and cheerleading, as well as leadership development, team building and self-improvement skills. The football portion of the event includes coaching from professional players on skills including passing, receiving and blocking. Cheerleaders will learn choreography from former Charlotte Hornets cheerleaders.
Visit VontaLeach.com for information and registration.