RECREATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
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AMATEUR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, SOUTH CAROLINA
Gerald McDonald, State Commissioner
PO Box 1003
Mauldin, SC 29662
STREET ADDRESS: 914 Pendleton Street
(864)963-8869 (H), 271-6200 (W) and (FAX)271-6202
EMAIL: gerjaqmc@bellsouth.net
INTERNET: www.southcarolinaasa.com
The governing body for softball for South Carolina.  Organizes leagues and championships.  Sets the rules of the sport.
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110720

CHESS CLUB, SPARTANBURG
Spencer Mathews, President
143 Cardinal Street

Spartanburg, SC  29302
(864)216-5968
EMAIL: spartanchess@gmail.com
INTERNET: www.spartanchess.com
Meets Tuesdays, 7:30-10 pm at Spartanburg Community College (Tyger River Campus).
DUES/FEES: $10.00/year; under 18 free
Players of all levels are welcome. Also plans tournaments and activities of instruction or improvement.
OFFICERS: Spencer Mathews, 582-3442
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg and Greenville Counties, Clemson, and parts of North Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20100915

COON HUNTERS ASSOCIATION, SPARTANBURG COUNTY
Steven Jones
531 Cannon Ford Road
Inman, SC  29349
(864)706-7572
EMAIL: sjones@ssprod.com  | steven.jones@bmwcext.com
INTERNET: www.scchaonline.com/homepage.htm
Meets last Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm at club house, 590 Hunter Road, Pauline, SC 29374
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: None, everyone welcome
DUES/FEES: $20.00 to join, $20.00/year
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Come to meeting to join.
AREA SERVED: Upstate South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20111026

FC, CAROLINA
Justin Collett, Executive Director
PO Box 170343
Spartanburg, SC  29301
(864)357-1975
FAX: (864)595-9024
EMAIL: excellenceinsoccer@carolinafc.net
INTERNET: www.carolinafc.net
Soccer programs, training and camps offered year round with team programs running August through May.  Board of Directors meets monthly.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Boys and Girls, ages 5-18.
DUES/FEES: Varies by program, contact Carolina FC
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Sign up online at www.carolinafc.net  for Micro Soccer and Developmental teams (ages 5-12); contact Carolina FC for placement evaluation for Academy teams (ages 9-12); tryout selection process takes place in May for following year's Select teams (ages 12-18)
Carolina FC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization providing soccer programs with professional training at all levels of play for boys and girls, ages 5 - 18.  Teams participate in CESA Developmental League, President's Medal Soccer League, and South Carolina Statewide Challenge League.
FUNDING: Carolina FC is supported by player fees and donations.  Scholarships are available.
PARENT AGENCY: Affiliated with US Youth Soccer and South Carolina Youth Soccer Association.
OFFICERS: Justin Collett, Executive Director (864)357-1975; Nestor Chacon, Director of Academy-(864)621-1758; Sharon Koenig, President (864)587-2119; Todd Nichols, Vice-President (864)587-0995;  Ron Seto, Treasurer (864)486-9485; Tammy Miles, Secretary (864)948-1514
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County and surrounding areas
Date of Last Update: 20110915

FREEWHEELERS OF SPARTANBURG, INC.
Mark Janes, President
PO Box 6171
Spartanburg, SC  29304
EMAIL: president@freewheelers.info
INTERNET: www.freewheelers.info
Check website for hours and location
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Application form and fee
A Bicycle Club. Nonprofit community service organization, provides education and promotion of bicycle safety and a forum for amateur sports competition and touring (By-Laws, Article II).  Major events: Assault on Mt. Mitchell (spring), Assault on Marion (spring), Tour de Paws (summer) and bike rides throughout the year at various levels.
AREA SERVED: Upstate South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110720

GUN CLUB, SPARTANBURG
Harry Gable, President
PO Box 779
White Stone, SC  29386
STREET ADDRESS: 180 Fretwell Road, Pacolet, SC 29372
(864)474-2628
EMAIL: info@spartanburggunclub.com
INTERNET: www.spartanburggunclub.com
Open Friday-Sunday, 10 am-5pm. or until shooters are finished
DUES/FEES: $200 initial fee plus $200 annual dues (prorated), plus shooting fees.
Shotgun sports and pistol: sporting clays, 5-stand, wobble trap, trap, and skeet. Clubhouse and grounds are available for rent for shooting groups, meetings, and events.  A 25-yard pistol range is open  only to members who have completed the Club's pistol safety training program.  The SGC is also a proud sponsor of the Scholastic Clay Target youth shooting program (Sundays at 1:30-2:30 pm).  Fishing lake is located on the grounds.  Please visit our club's website for more specific information.
AREA SERVED: Upstate South Carolina-Western North Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20111228

HARLEY OWNERS GROUP-SPARTANBURG CHAPTER; HOG
Sandra Mattson, Director
112 Hazel Drive
Boiling Springs, SC 29316
(864)578-5712
EMAIL: s_mattson@bellsouth.net
INTERNET: www.spartanburghog.net
Meets 1st Thursday of each month, 7 pm, at Fuddrucker's on Reidville Road
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Must own a Harley-Davidson motorcycle
DUES/FEES: $24.00/year local; $45.00/year national. (Have to be a National Member to join)
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Inquire at Spartanburg Harley-Davidson; Applications also available on website
Family-oriented Harley-Davidson motorcycle group.
FUNDING: Sponsored by Spartanburg Harley-Davidson
OFFICERS: Assistant Director-Gary Vanover, gary20@yahoo.com
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg, Greenville, Greer, Woodruff, Pauline, Roebuck, Blacksburg, Gaffney, Boiling Springs, Shelby, and others
Date of Last Update: 20100819

KINGS AND QUEENS BRIDGE CLUB
Janet Weir, Owner and Manager
108 Club Close Lane
Spartanburg, SC  29302
(864)582-0520
EMAIL: jrweir30@hotmail.com
Meets Monday, 7pm and Wednesday, 9:30am at 2375 Country Club Road.  Tuesdays at 2 pm for newcomers and beginners.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: None
DUES/FEES: None; Game fees for each event
Duplicate Bridge at all levels of skill. Bridge lessons are also taught in winter, spring, and fall terms by certified ACBL teachers. Partnerships arranged by calling 582-0520 or 5621-9506
AREA SERVED: Upstate South Carolina and Southwest North Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20111228

PARTNERS FOR ACTIVE LIVING
Laura Ringo
P O Box 6728
Spartanburg, SC  29304
STREET ADDRESS: 226 South Spring Street, 29306
(864)598-9638
EMAIL: info@active-living.org
INTERNET: www.active-living.org | www.biketownspartanburg.org
HOURS: 8:30-5:30 pm
FEES: Bicycle Rental is a $15 refundable deposit;  Girls on the Run-email for more info.
Partners for Active Living seeks to make Spartanburg, SC a healthy, livable community by promoting walking, bicycling, and physical activity as part of everyday life. A Board of Directors governs the organization and serves a three year term.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110916

PISTONS WHEELCHAIR SPORTS ASSOCIATION, SPARTANBURG
Sam Napier, Spartanburg Contact
195 Stephens Road
Roebuck, SC  29376
(864)574-0978
EMAIL: SamNapier@aol.com
Meeting times vary; Wheelchair Basketball-Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm at Middle Tyger Recreation Center (Duncan Elementary School) across the street from Byrnes High School, July through February; tennis, fishing, etc.
OFFICERS: Patrick Barnes (NC), (828)248-2950
AREA SERVED: Upstate area of SC and surrounding areas of NC
Date of Last Update: 20110822

RUNNING CLUB, SPARTANBURG
Brian Edwards
PO Box 702
Spartanburg, SC  29304
(864)578-2030
EMAIL: huck94@bellsouth.net
INTERNET: www.spartanburgrunningclub.com
Call for meeting times
DUES/FEES: $18/year-Individual; $28/year-Family
Founded in 1989. The Spartanburg Running Club (SRC) is open to anyone interested in running. Become a member today! The Spartanburg Running Club is a family-oriented organization devoted to providing its members with the opportunity to meet and associate with others who are interested in running. Runners of all abilities are welcome, from beginner to the elite, competitive runner. The Club is a non-profit organization open to anyone upon submission of a completed application and payment of membership dues.
FUNDING: Non Profit
PARENT AGENCY: RRCA
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County, Upstate, and North Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20100224

SKI & OUTING CLUB, SPARTANBURG
Conni Harrell
PO Box 2864
Spartanburg, SC  29304
(864)592-3405
EMAIL: spartanburgskiclub@att.net
INTERNET: www.spartanburgskiclub.org
Meets 1st Thursday, 7:00 pm at The Chapman Cultural Center, September-May
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: None
DUES/FEES: range from $25-$45
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Obtain an application from membership committee or at a meeting; also on website.
We offer year round activities. In addition to several snow skiing outings per year, the ski club sponsors social activities at least monthly. Supporters of the Chapman Cultural Center and Area 12 Special Olympics. Summer outings include hiking, camping, rafting, canoeing, and an array of outdoor sports activities.
FUNDING: Self-funded
PARENT AGENCY: Crescent Ski Council
AREA SERVED: Upstate and part of North Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20100517

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SOUTH CAROLINA, AREA 12
Paula White, Director
110 Maryland Drive
Lyman, SC  29365
(864)439-8703
EMAIL: white29365@bellsouth.net
Meets 1st Tuesday of each month, 6 pm
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call Director for info
The mission of Special Olympics South Carolina is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
FUNDING: Donations, Fund Raising
PARENT AGENCY: Special Olympics South Carolina
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties
Date of Last Update: 20110726

YOUTH SOCCER ORGANIZATION, AMERICAN; AYSO
INTERNET: www.ayso132.org
Meets monthly at various locations.
A non-profit, volunteer-based youth soccer organization which promotes the growth of soccer. Soccer programs based on the philosophy of everyone plays, balanced teams, open registration, positive coaching, and good sportsmanship.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110615

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