Weekend preview: Football, softball and MMA

Reports of the Great Flood notwithstanding, looking for something fun to do this weekend? Football, softball, and mixed martial arts highlight a list of activities happening in Biloxi.

The Biloxi Indians prepare for their 2016 football season by hosting a jamboree this evening at the Biloxi High stadium beginning at 6. ¬†The jamboree between Biloxi and Poplarville was originally scheduled to be at Poplarville, but, with soggy conditions in mind, the venue was changed to Biloxi, allowing games to be played on a Biloxi’s quicker-draining synthetic field instead of Poplarville’s natural turf.

The 40th Anniversary Wheelchair Softball World Series runs through Sunday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. It’s daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public. ¬†On Saturday, MMA fans can watch the full-contact event, Blood & Sand XX beginning at 7 at the venue.

Meanwhile, at the casinos, Gavin Degraw and Ronnie Milsap perform at the IP, the American rock band Survivor plays at the Hard Rock, and the Commodores, the ’70s and ’80s American funk and soul music group, will be at the Beau Rivage.
See the complete weekend schedule.


News and notes:

Registration #1:  The 2016 youth football and cheerleading registration wraps up Saturday morning from 9 to noon at the Donal Snyder Community Center.  Birth certificate and proof of residency are required.  To see the flyer, click here.

Registration #2:  Fall swimming lesson registration begins on Monday at the Biloxi Natatorium from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Registration must be done in person and the evening lessons begin Tuesday, Sept. 6.  To see the flyer, click here.

Registration #3: Youngsters can learn the basic skills of football and team sports by participating in the Start Smart Football Program.  Registration begins Monday at 8 a.m. at the Parks and Recreation office.  To see a flyer, click here.

Podcasting:¬†Hear the latest on the presumptive CAO, Paul Tisdale, and more in this week’s installment of the City Desk podcast. Tune in by clicking here.