Mattel defends timing of toy recalls

The recalls made by Mattel Tuesday follow the actions taken by the company two weeks ago when it recalled 1.5 million products from its Fisher-Price unit worldwide

ULTIMATE BEGINNERS MEN'S GOLF PROGRAM: at Practice & Learning Facility at Charleston National Golf Course. On Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Next sesssion starts August 18. For anyone with a 100+ game. Call Scott Rosenthal at 425-0781 or email at

CAROLINA SOX 13U MAJORS TRYOUTS: Seeking a couple of players on Aug. 21. Call Coach Kenny Almond at 843-514-2414.

SHOCKWAVE BASEBALL TRYOUTS: 17/18U Fall Showcase team 10 a.m. August 21 at Laurence Manning Academy. Register at or email

CROWFIELD LITTLE LEAGUE FALL BALL REGISTRATION: Boys and Girls ages 4-15. Open to Berkeley County residents. Register Aug. 17 or 19 from 6-8 p.m. or Aug. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring birth certificate and 3 proofs of residency. Visit

CHARLESTON BEACH VOLLEYBALL AND SOCIAL CLUB: Coed 4's beach volleyball at Station 22 on Sullivans Island. Fall leagues start Sept. 12. Pickup games on Tuesdays (Aug. 31-Oct. 26) at 6 p.m. Visit or call Jeff at 343-7802.

NORTH CHARLESTON ADULT SOFTBALL SEASON: Meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at Felix C. Davis Community Center on Park Circle. Leagues offered are Sunday Co-Ed, Weeknight Men's Church and Women's Church. Entry fee is $600 for weeknight leagues, $475 for Sunday Co-Ed. Call Cindy Dambaugh at 843-740-5801 or e-mail

LADSON YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADER REGISTRATION: Monday-Thursday 6-8 p.m. for month of August. Practice starts Aug. 16. Call 810-1881 after 6 p.m. Football-Cheerleader coaches needed.

ELITE 17-18U TRAVEL BASEBALL TEAM: Seeking two players for fall season. Call 345-2162.

MONCKS CORNER FALL BASEBALL/SOFTBALL REGISTRATION: Through Aug. 20 at Moncks Corner Town Hall. Ages are 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 for baseball and 9-12 and 13-15 for softball. Age on April 20, 2011, is playing age for baseball and age on December 31, 2010 is playing age for softball. Call 719-7900.

TIDALWAVES SWIM TEAM: Fall-winter season registration: through Oct. 1 at Summerville Family YMCA. Cost: $100 for members, $150 for potential members. Prerequisites: 1 Lap Freestyle and 1 Lap Backstroke. Practice: starts Aug. 9, 5-6:30 p.m. at Oakbrook Branch pool. Call 821-1028 or 819-7005.

SENIOR SOFTBALL LEAGUE REGISTRATION: Mens, age 50 plus for Sept.-Nov. season. Must reach 50th birthday this year or be 50+ already. Contact Duffy 843-688-5325, or Richard 843-761-1446, 843-312-4222.

SUMMERVILLE SOCCER CLUB FALL SOCCER: Registration for First Kicks (Under 4), Micro (U5-U8) and Recreation (U9-18) is open for fall season. Visit

ORANGE CRUSH 11U BASEBALL: Seeking players for fall season. Child must be born after May 1, 1999. Contact Sean Forbes 843-209-0056.

HANAHAN REC. DEPT FALL SPORTS REGISTRATION: Soccer ages 4-15. Football ages 8-14. Flag Football ages 4-7. Fall baseball ages 8-13 and fall girls softball ages 8-13. Girls Middle School volleyball grades 5th-8th. Registration through Aug. 6. Cost: $30 for Hanahan residents and $50 for non-residents. visit or call 266-0723. Adult Sports meet Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. Leagues offered on Sunday COED, Women's Open, Men's Church, and Men's Open. Cost: $50 registration fee for each team and player fee of $30.

FREE SEMINARS AT BATTER UP: Injury Prevention, Aug. 26, 7 p.m.; Softball Hitting, Sept. 9, 7 p.m.. Call 843.388.8380 or email visit

NORTH CHARLESTON REC. DEPT. FALL SPORTS REGISTRATIONS: Flag Football ages (6 & 7), Cheerleading ages (6-13), Tackle Football ages (8-13), Baseball and Softball ages (9-14) and Recreational Soccer ages (4-15) will run the month of July. Cost for baseball, softball, cheerleading, football or recreation soccer $30 for residents or $60 for non residents. LSYSA soccer teams, ages 7-15 is $55 for residents and $85 for non-residents. This is a competitive team that recommends 1 year of experience. Registration sites: Armory Park 745-1032, Accabee Community Center 308-4735, Felix C. Davis Community Center at Park Circle 745-1028, Gethsemani Community Center 308-4733, Northwoods Park 572-5410, Pepperhill Park 552-1664 and River Oak Gym 695-2478. Vsit or call 740-2699.

JAMES ISLAND ALL-STAR CHEERLEADING: Competitive cheerleading for ages 5-18. Register at James Island Recreation Center or visit

Stuart Lake Baseball Camps: Charleston Southern University Prospect Camp (Ages 13-HS Senior) Aug 28. Visit or contact Stuart Lake at 843-863-7591 or

FAMILY CIRCLE TENNIS CENTER: Instinctive Tennis Academy (ITA) Junior Tennis Camp Ages 5-16, now through Aug. 27, Mon-Fri (9-4 pm or 9-12 pm). Adult Tennis Clinics, Saturdays from 9-10 a.m. Cost: $13. ITA Cardio Tennis Workouts Thursdays at 6 p.m. for $15. Call 849-5300.

LADIES "NEVER ENDING" GOLF CLINIC: at Charleston National Golf Course. Every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call Mary Ann Snyder at 324-1760 or email for information.

NORTH CHARLESTON TABLE TENNIS CLUB: Tuesdays from 6:15-10:15 p.m. at National Guard Armory on Mixon Ave. Call 556-6149 or 442-8780.

MONDAY NIGHT TENNIS: Weekly men's Monday night doubles tennis round robin at Maybank Tennis Center. Starts at 6 p.m. Call (843) 762-0967.

E-mail Bulletin Board items to by noon Thursday for Sunday publication.