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Curves’ 19th Annual Food Drive: We Can Feed the Need

Curves International, Inc. (, one of the largest chains of fitness centers for women in the world, today announced that the 2017 Curves Food Drive will take place from March 12 through March 25 at participating Curves centers across the U.S. and Canada.  Curves is inviting both non-members and members to take part in the Food Drive by bringing in a bag of non-perishable food to be donated to a local community food bank.  New members who donate one large bag of food will pay no enrollment fee to join.*

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3rd Annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons Tournament

The 3rd Annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons 3 v 3 charity basketball tournament will be held March 4th, 2017 at Savannah Country Day School starting at 9am. The event is open to teams of boys and girls grades 5th through adults. Teams of up to 5 players may register to play. The tournament will be 3 v 3 play with refereed games. Teams are guaranteed 3 games each and will play in age and affinity divisions. Hosted by Savannah Country Day School, tournament clinics will be provided by local legends Larry “Gator” Rivers and Dale Parker. A former Harlem Globetrotter, “Gator” is also a famous Beach High School Alumnus. Parker retired after leading the Hornets to three title games and winning a state championship in 2000 after 18 years of coaching at Savannah Country Day.

The Savannah Championship Free Throw Contest is back at our halftime break at noon! Players of all ages can come out and attempt to sink the most free throws. Players will shoot for the title of champion on March 4th at the tournament. The contest is free to enter, but players must register in advance. Continue reading

Chef Michelle Grandy to Speak About Vegan Meal Service January 4th in Bluffton, SC

The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, a PlantPure Nation pod group that meets monthly (free & open to the public) to educate and support plant-based eating, will be hosting Chef Michelle Grandy as its guest speaker on Wednesday, January 4th at 6:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton, SC. She will be discussing her vegan meal service, corporate wellness, and will be bringing samples of her food to share. Learn more about the Palmetto Plant Eaters at 
Chef Michelle’s love affair with cooking began at the age of nine growing up in the inner City of Washington, D.C., just walking distance from the White House, while watching her grandmother Gussie cook daily meals which were often left to Michelle to complete. Throughout the years Michelle has developed skillful techniques in different areas of the kitchen including working with world-renowned Raw Vegan, Lou Corona. Her wide experience in balancing flavor, texture, taste and healthy eating brings the best of all cultures to the table. She mastered to perfection with proper on-the-job training in her own kitchens throughout the States while living in D.C., Atlanta, NY and SC. Almost eight years later she embraces her love for vegan cooking with creativity, passion, healing and love.

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Hilton Head Marathon selected as the 2017 RRCA South Carolina State Marathon Championship Event.

The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has selected the Hilton Head Island Marathon as the RRCA South Carolina State Marathon Championship.   The RRCA Championship Event Series is the largest grassroots organized running series in the US, attracting over 320,000 runners each year.   The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run events and to award top performing runners in the open, masters (40+), grand masters (50+), and senior grand masters (60+) categories for both men and women. Overall male and female winners in each of these categories will receive RRCA Marathon Championship awards.

The 2017 Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 8K will take place on Saturday, February 11th at 8:00am.  Runners will depart from Jarvis Creek Park and follow a course that will take them on the Cross Island Parkway, through several parks, numerous neighborhoods and over Broad Creek. Both The Marathon and Half Marathon will feature all standard male and female divisions.

The scenic Marathon course ‘Boston Qualifier’ is fast and flat except for the bridge crossings.  Post race festivities include live music, vendors, and a craft beer garden.

To register, volunteer or for more information, call Bear Foot Sports at 843-757-8520 or visit