Two Games Before Long Wait

If you’re looking for a little baseball action, you better get it in soon. The Charleston RiverDogs play two more games against the Asheville Tourists this week before eight days of away games. The game on Wed., April 11, is Everybody Night, presented by Beazer Homes, including “A Dog’s Life” as a Sportscenter commercial. Thurs., April 12, is Thirsty Thursday, presented by Wild Wing Cafe, with a grits roll presented by Quaker Instant Grits. Both games start at 7:05 p.m. The next home game isn’t until April 21, so get your fresh hot dogs and watch a few ‘Dogs while you can. —Greg Hambrick

Have a Heart (or a Kidney)

This week, as part of the April celebration that Gov. Mark Sanford recently designated Donate Life Month in S.C., Lifepoint, Inc., the S.C. organ and tissue donation service featured in this week’s cover story, hosts its second annual Gift of Life 5K Run/Walk at Wannamaker County Park (8888 University Blvd.) in North Charleston on Sat. April 14, starting at 8 a.m. The $20 donation/race fee includes a long-sleeved T-shirt, and awards will be presented to the top three finishers of each gender in each of nine age divisions. Proceeds will help send a S.C. delegation to the 2008 U.S. Transplant Games in Pittsburgh, Penn. Contact 800-462-0755 to register and run the race for life. —Stratton Lawrence


Joining the World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA) may not get you on ESPN, but you don’t exactly have to run laps and do pull-ups, either. The Charleston group is currently taking registrations for their three local leagues, with games held at the Jewish Community Center in West Ashley and the Naval Yards in el Chuck del Nord beginning May 1. The $65 registration fee gets you a weekly game on either Tues. or Thurs. evening, a team shirt, equipment, social events, “bar discounts,” and “VIP perks.” Sign up by yourself, with a group of friends, or as part of a whole team by e-mailing Then get out there and enjoy an extended recess. —SL


All the top seeds may have dropped out of Family Circle Cup, but this week’s event is still a hot ticket. Happy hour specials will keep tennis lovers giddy during the week as they check out Beach Tennis exhibitions while the field gets winnowed down for the weekend’s finals matches. For live scoring updates and ticket info, visit