Recreation sports are man's ministry

NORTH AUGUSTA --- There's always a smile on Rick Meyer's face when he talks about youth sports. The superintendent...823-3409 or crystal.garcia@augustachronicle.com. RICK MEYER AGE: 53 HOMETOWN: Aiken FAMILY: Wife, Beth; son...

Metro | North Augusta High School
Peach Jam likely to return in '98

...hospitality. "(Riverview Park director) Rick Meyer and his staff have been unbelievable...thrilled with this tournament," Rick Meyer said. "Nike has been good to us...wonderful facilities in the country. Rick Meyer and his staff were very accommodating...

Other sports | North Augusta City Council
Nike Peach Jam begins Wednesday in North Augusta

...and then a bracket to decide a winner out of the 24-team field. The 16-U tournament will also have a champion.Rick Meyer, the director of North Augusta Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services, is excited for this year's event because...

Nation's best hoops players to shine throughout area

Rick Meyer knows it's coming ? it's July, after all. Going by the remarks he gets this time of the year, people around him also know...

Augusta area has scenic paths for walkers, bikers

...also well-traversed by cyclists, walkers and runners.In February, about 22,800 people used the Greeneway, said Rick Meyer, the director of North Augusta Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services.Meyer estimates that number will climb by 15...

Peach Jam a big boost for both sides of river

...already shaping up to be a slam dunk for local business."The economy is the big winner of the tournament," said Rick Meyer, superintendent of the North Augusta Department of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services. "It's a win-win for...

Tournament set to draw top girls players, college coaches

...spotlight. "We're already set up from the Peach Jam. We just have to tie up the loose ends, change the banners," said Rick Meyer, the superintendent of parks and recreation for North Augusta. "And with 24 teams, it's a smaller field than the...

High school basketball
Peach Jam spotlights city, boosts economy

...doesn't reap all the financial benefits of the tournament being in town. "Obviously we lose the hotel part to Augusta," Rick Meyer, the superintendent of the North Augusta recreation department, said. With only three motels and one bed and breakfast...

Girls hoops stars will showcase their talents

...was held two weeks ago at the same facility. That event showcased some of the top boys players in the country, and Rick Meyer of the North Augusta Parks and Recreation Department expects nothing less for the girls. Meyer noted that Pat Summitt...

High school basketball
Economy has all-star teams holding fundraisers

...fees that was available last year simply isn't there. "In the past we've been able to help the teams out," said Rick Meyer, North Augusta's superintendent of parks and recreation. "This year it's just not in the budget." Local teams...