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FRANKFURT, Germany — NFL Europe kicks off with three games this weekend, and once again USO offices in central Germany are handling Frankfurt Galaxy tickets.

The USO’s Hainerberg office in the Wiesbaden shopping center, Hanau offices in Buedingen and on Pioneer casern, and Rhein-Neckar offices in Darmstadt, Heidelberg and Mannheim have tickets priced at 20.50, 23 and 23.50 Euros for all Galaxy home games. In addition, the USO Stuttgart office has tickets for the Galaxy’s May 11 home game against the Scottish Claymores only.

Ticket-buyers have until the Thursday before kickoff to buy tickets at Hainerberg (German civ. 0611-705-6249) and Hanau (06181-56119), while the box office remains open until noon Fridays in the Rhein-Neckar region (0621-730-3468).

Tickets are also available for walk-up customers at Frankfurt’s Waldstadion, near the Frankfurt airport. Take the A-3 Frankfurt-Würzburg autobahn which runs in front of the airport until you come to the exits marked with a soccer ball east of the airport.

The Amsterdam Admirals, led by former Claymores and World Bowl starting quarterback Kevin Daft of UC-Davis, visit the Rhein Fire in Duesseldorf at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Fire suit up Tee Martin, who led Tennessee to the national title in 1999, at quarterback.

Saturday’s other game has the Barcelona Dragons at Frankfurt at 7:30 p.m. On the Galaxy roster is former Georgia Tech quarterback Joe Hamilton.

On Sunday, two-time defending champion Berlin, led by Chicago Bears QB Henry Burris, takes on the Claymores in Glasgow at 3 p.m.

Seadore makes the grade

INDIANAPOLIS — DODDS-Europe athletic coordinator Karen Seadore has qualified as a Certified Athletic Administrator, according to Frank Kovaleski of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Association.

The NIAAA, a part of the National Federation of State High School Associations, grants the CAA designation to administrators who complete courses in athletic administration provided by the NIAAA, pass a written test, and whose educational background, administrative experience and professional contributions warrant the designation, Kovaleski said.

The purpose of the NIAAA is to promote the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserve the educational nature of high school athletics and their place in the curriculum.

Basketball camp set

HEIDELBERG, Germany — Heidelberg boys basketball coach Brad Shahan is accepting applications for the 2003 Heidelberg Lions Basketball Camp.

The fee for the camp, which runs from June 16-20, is $90. The camp, limited to 32 participants, is open to boys who will be in grades 7-12 this fall and doesn’t involve overnight camping. Daily sessions run from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

For information, e-mail Shahan at or phone him at school at DSN 370-8154. His home phone is German civ. 06202-26152, and his mailing address is CMR 419 Box 1566, APO 09102.

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