Parris Island Iron Mike Bike/Walk Tour
The Parris Island Iron Mike Bike/Walk Tour is free and open to the public on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Parris Island Historical and Museum Society will be sponsoring its sixth Iron Mike Bike Tour (bicycle) and Walking Tour of historic Parris Island. The bike tour is 14 miles and takes riders on a 16 stop tour of the depot’s colonial plantation and military historic sites. The walk will be 3 miles covering historical portions of mainside Parris Island. At stops along the way, museum representatives will be available to explain the history and significance of these locations to Parris Island. Both the bike and walking tours start at the museum. A driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance are required to access the base. Base policy requires cyclists to wear helmets and follow the rules of the road for safety purposes. For more information, call 843-228-2951
Golf tournament nets a little more ‘bounce’
Basketball coaches from around the country are taking to the links on Lady’s Island in May to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Yow was the women’s basketball coach of North Carolina State University for 32 seasons. She died of breast cancer in 2009 after conquering cancer twice before.
The second annual event May 7 at Lady’s Island Country Club is being organized by Carol Meegan of Lady’s Island — who coached many teams, including those at Beaufort Academy and Coker College — and Mary Ann Grimes, a former college basketball coach from Ohio. They also netted the support of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, which Yow helped found.
“Kay Yow was an inspiration to her players, as well as players and coaches around the country, no matter at what level they competed,” Meegan said. “This tournament is one way to honor her memory and help others battling cancer.”
Meegan and Grimes have invited coaches from all over the country to play in the tournament and “Tee It Up for Kay Yow.”
Yow was named national Coach of the Year eight times. She was one of only six Division 1 head women’s coaches to rack up 700 wins and one of only three to post 1,000 games at one school. She lead her teams to 20 of 27 NCAA Tournaments, making it to the Sweet 16 11 times and to the Final Four in 1998. She was named to seven halls of fame, including the Women’s Sports Hall of Fame.
The scramble-format tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. Beverages and snacks will be available on the course and dinner and prizes will follow. Cost is $60 per person. Call Lady’s Island Country Club at 843-524-3635 to sign up your threesome.