Discount Tickets to Atlanta Hawks, Thrashers games
Mention Fort Benning when purchasing Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers tickets and get a 50 percent discount. Discounted tickets are $16 and $31 for Thrashers games and $15 and $26 for Hawks games. The discount is different for Hawks games against Boston, Cleveland and the L.A. Lakers. For game schedules, go to www. hawks.com or www.thrashers.nhl.com. To purchase discount tickets, call 404-878-3774.
Pistol & rifle level 1 coaches course
The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will host a Level 1 pistol coach course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Phillips Range. The cost is $100. The Level 1 rifle coach course will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb 6-7. The cost is $100. Each participant will be awarded a Level 1 coach certification upon successful completion of the course. The National Rifle Association, Civilian Marksmanship Program, and USA Shooting co-sponsor the coaches programs. Participants must provide their own lodging and meals. For more information, call coach Rick Hawkins at 706-545-3893, or e-mail email@example.com.
The preseason intramural basketball tournament on post continues through Wednesday at the Smith Fitness Center. Games begin at 6 and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The championship game will be at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Spectators are welcome. For more information, call Willie Spann at 706-984-1994.
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CG GOLF TOURNAMENT
The next CG Golf Tournament is Thursday at the Fort Benning Golf Course. The cost is $30 if paid in advance or $35 on the day of the event. The cost includes cart, greens fee, two mulligans, food and prizes. To register or for more information, stop by the Fort Benning Golf Course or call 706-687-1940.
Outdoor Recreation and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers will host a snowboarding trip Jan. 22-24 in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The cost is $175 to ski and $195 to snowboard. The cost includes round-trip transportation, double occupancy accommodations, and a ski or snowboarding package with an equipment rental, an evening lift ticket, two round-trip tram tickets and a lesson. Participants must sign up by Dec. 29. For more information, call 706-545-9636 or visit www.benningmwr.com.
Poker run bicycle ride
There will be a poker run bicycle ride at 9 a.m. Jan. 9 beginning at Outdoor Recreation, 1707 Gillespie St. Bicyclists will get four cards from four locations around Main Post and bring them back to see who has the best hand. Prizes will be awarded. The cost is $12 per person and the event is open to all ages. The deadline to register is Jan. 7. The event will be canceled if there is inclement weather. For more information, call 706-545-9636 or 706-545-7978 or go to www.benningmwr.com. PAINTBALL AT THE WOODLANDS
Outdoor Recreation will host Paintball at the Woodlands from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 15, Feb. 12 and April 2. The event is free. Paintballers can bring their own equipment or rent from Outdoor Recreation. Carbon dioxide and paintballs will be on sale at the event. For more information, call 706-545-9636. or go to www.benningmwr.com.
OPEN MAT HOURS
The U.S. Army Combatives School is offering extended facility hours (open mat time) for all Soldiers, Army civilians and family members. The hours are from 6 to 8 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Combatives School instructors will be on hand to provide help. For more information, call SFC Tohonn Nicholson at 706-545-7519.
AFLAC OUTDOOR GAMES
As host city of the 2009 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series semifinal round and Collegiate Championship, Columbus will be featured on ESPN2 Dec. 20 and 27. Lumberjacks came to Georgia during the competition as part of the Aflac Outdoor Games at the South Commons Softball Complex June 19-21. The airings of the series featuring Columbus are:-- Dec. 20 — 1 to 1:30 p.m. — semifinals-- Dec. 27 — 3 to 4 p.m. — U.S. championshipFor an events schedule or more information, visit www.stihltimbersports.com.
FORT BENNING RIFLE AND PISTOL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Fort Benning Rifle and Pistol Championships are approaching. These matches include two marksmanship skills — long-range precision rifle marksmanship and combat-oriented pistol marksmanship. The pistol matches are Feb. 3-5 and the rifle matches are Feb. 9-11. Ammunition is provided by USAMU. You can use your assigned weapon or one can be supplied for you. For more information, go to the www.usamu.com.