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Activity Fees

Activity:  Fee:
 Adult Softball  calculate
 Baseball  $35.00
 Basketball  $35.00
 Football  $45.00
 Cheerleading  $35.00
 Swim Lessons  $35.00
 Soccer  $35.00
 Softball  $35.00
 Wrestling  $35.00

Hours and Contact Info

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BUSINESS OFFICE


Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Office Location:    
816 N Main St.
Phone Numbers:
229-426-5050 and 426-5051
Rain Number:
229-426-5053
Fax Number:
229-426-5059


EMERGENCY SERVICES


During Business Hours
(229) 426-5050

Non-Business Hours

Emergencies are:

  • Water or flooding problems.
  • Loss of lights – electrical power/surges/shortages (911)
  • Police Emergency – Call 911, then DLS Staff
  • Fire – Call 911 – Fire Department, then DLS Staff
  • Hazardous Conditions – i.e., storm damage, vandalism.

For Ballfield Lights not unlocked/turned on, please call Office if during normal hours or see staff contacts if after hours.

Directions to DLS

Get directions to the Fitzgerald Ben Hill Department of Leisure Services administrative office by entering your starting location address in the form below. Turn by turn directions and a printable map will help direct you.

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GRPA Control Dates

Sport:   Age Prior to:
 Adult Softball  January 1
 Baseball  May 1
 Basketball  January 1
 Cheerleading  September 1
 Football  September 1
 Soccer  August 1
 Swimming  June1
 Wrestling  January 1
 Youth Softball  January 1

Registration

To Register for Programs:

  • Come to the D.L.S. Office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (we have specific dates for specific sports.)
  • Bring a certified birth certificate or copy of a certified birth certificate for us to copy for our files.
  • Bring activity fee.
  • Complete our activity registration/liability forms
  • If your child has participated in a DLS sport before, don't forget to SIGN THE BOOK.

 

Recreation Programs

Programs and Activities


BASEBALL: Leagues are available for persons 7-14 years of age. Teams are selected in March with regular season games played April-June and GRPA tournament competition in July for older ages. Registration is held during the month of February through the 1st week of March. T-Ball is for children ages 5 & 6.


BASKETBALL Leagues are available for boys and girls ages 7-14. Registration is held during the month of November through the 2nd week of December.


FOOTBALL: Leagues are available for boys ages 7-12 with registration held in July & August and regular season games played September through October.


SOCCER: Coed soccer leagues are available for boys and girls ages 5-15 years of age. Registration is held during the month of July & August.


SOFTBALL: Youth leagues are available for girls 7-14 years of age. Registration is held during the month of February through the 2nd week of March with regular season games played in April-June Tournament play for girls and boys is held June-August.

Adult softball leagues for men and women  are also organized.


SWIMMING: Swim lessons are offered each June and are available to children ages 6-12 for $50.00 each.  Pool is open to children ages 18 and under in the weekday afternoons @ $2.00 per child.
The Fitzgerald Fins swim team, co-sponsored by the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill D.L.S., competes in invitational and championship meets in the summer months. This is separate from the DLS, but we can give you information.


 SKEET RANGE: Please contact DLS.


CHEERLEADING: Registration is held during the month of July & August for girls ages 7-12. Girls are divided into squads and cheer for teams in our youth football leagues during September and October.


WILD CHICKEN FESTIVAL: The Fitzgerald Ben Hill Department of Leisure Services is a sponsor of this annual event that is held the 3rd weekend in March. Wild Chicken Festival website



JULY 4TH CELEBRATION: The Fitzgerald Ben Hill Department of Leisure Services celebrates July 4th at Paulk Park each year with free hot dogs and drinks, watermelon eating contests, greased pole climbing contest with 2 age categories, free entertainment and concludes with a spectacular fireworks show.


SPEAKERS: Speakers are available on a variety of recreation-related topics for meetings of local clubs and organizations.


COACHES TRAINING: Certification for youth coaches is offered through the American Sports Education Program for coaches involved in the D.L.S. sports programs. Contact DLS for available dates for certification classes.


SENIOR CITIZENS: The Fitzgerald Ben Hill D.L.S. sponsers the annual Spring fish fry and the Christmas luncheon each year.  Walking sites are available at the majority of our parks.

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