Sports Community Calendar

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 14, 2004


UWA KICKOFF DINNER – The University of West Alabama has announced its annual Kickoff Dinner for Saturday, July 24. The dinner is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the Bell Conference Center on the UWA campus.

Georgia Tech Offensive Line Coach Joe D’Alessandris will be the guest speaker.

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D’Alessandris was the offensive line coach at West Alabama (then Livingston University) from 1979-83. He joined the Yellow Jacket staff in 2002 after a five-year stint coaching the offensive line at Duke University.

He has also had coaching stints at the University of Pittsburgh (1996), Texas A&M (1994), and with the Memphis Mad Dogs of the Canadian Football League and the World League Birmingham team.

D’Alessandris, 48, was a four-year letterman at Western Carolina.

Tickets can be purchased for $35 in advance and $40 at the door, with $30 of the cost of each ticket being tax deductible.

A ticket includes a catfish dinner, a silent auction of sports collectibles, great door prizes and a chance to purchase 2004 UWA season tickets.

For more information, please contact the UWA Athletic Department at (205) 652-3784.

CHRIS BONIOL KICKING&PUNTING CAMP – Retired NFL Place Kicker Chris Boniol will conduct his kicking and punting camp July 14 and July 15 at Baldwin County High School in Bay Minnette, AL.

Boniol, a six-year NFL place-kicker, was a member of the Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXX Championship team.

Boniol’s Kicking and Punting Camps are considered two separate one-day camps. Camp prices are $175 per person or $300 for both days.

Both camps will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are open to all kids ages seven through college.

For more information about this camp or any of the other locations across the US,

Contact: Chris Boniol at 214-793-0369 or visit my website at


Men’s and Women’s Softball Tournament – The 4th Annual II Cocky Men’s and Women’s Softball Tournmanet is July 31 – August 1 in Greensboro. First-, second- and third-place trophies will be awarded. Men’s teams registration fee is $115; women’s fee is $100. For more information contact Lee King at 334-218-0555.