Phoenix Parks and Recreation Hosting Youth Sports Kick-Off Celebration

Theo nguồn tin trên mạng của Sept. 30, 2013 Fit PHX Graphic for FeaturesParents and kids interested in youth sports can join a free day of play from 9 a.m. top 1 p.m. on Nov. 2 to celebrate the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s expanded “Phoenix Plays” youth sports programs for kids ages 3 to 12. The free celebration, at the city’s Rose Mofford Sports Complex, 9833 N. 25th Ave., will offer free sports clinics, demonstrations and information booths on fitness and wellness, as well as games and prizes. The event is part of the city’s FitPHX initiative. “One of the most important things we can do for our kids is encourage them to become more active, which is why I helped create the FitPHX Program,” Councilman Daniel T. Valenzuela said. “Team sports like basketball and volleyball are a fun way for our young people to get fit and stay healthy, as well as learn about leadership and teamwork. I encourage everyone to join this year’s ‘Phoenix Plays’ celebration.” Age-specific sports clinics will offer families a chance to sample the department’s Phoenix Plays instructional sports programs and pick up a few pointers. There also will be a hands-on sample of our instructional sports clinics for kids ages 6 and under, which feature professional instructors experienced in teaching physical skills development to small children. The Nov. 2 event will feature clinics for all ages in volleyball, t-ball, basketball, soccer, flag football and pickleball. Families also can attend just to have some fun with games and inflatable bouncers. Families also can watch demonstrations featuring older kids with more developed skills. All attendees will get a voucher allowing them to sign up early for the winter/spring season, which begins in January. More information on the department’s youth sports is available online at the Parks and Recreation Department website in the Sports section or by calling 602-534-9440. Thousands of kids have used the Parks and Recreation Department’s Phoenix Plays youth sports programs to get active and develop their physical skills and abilities. The philosophy of Phoenix Plays youth sports is simple: every child plays, regardless of experience, so every player has the opportunity to develop, have fun and learn about fair play, fundamentals, and sportsmanship. Phoenix Plays sports programs also benefit from the professional organization of skilled department recreation staff with decades of combined youth program experience. With the largest collection of city parks and athletic fields in the Valley, participants in Phoenix Plays also always are assured of having the space they need to practice, play and develop. The department’s expanded youth sports programs are now available at 17 park and community center locations through Phoenix in sports that include soccer, t-ball/coach pitch baseball, flag football, basketball and much more. Registration for the winter/spring season opens at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 16. Those that attend the sports celebration will get a voucher enabling them to register early on Nov. 4. FitPHX is a citywide initiative, led by Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and Olympic Gold Medalist Misty Hyman, with the goal of improving health and wellness in the region and making the Phoenix area one of the healthiest in the nation. Event sponsors and partners include FitPHX, Competitor Group/Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Arizona; Radio Disney; Endless Entertainment; Watermill Express; Coca Cola; Curacao; La Campesina; City of Phoenix Latino Institute, Teleritmo, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Coyotes, 12 News and CNN Latino. More information is available by phone at 602-262-6864 or by visiting the FitPHX website. General Information: Parks and Recreation Department FitPHX website 602-262-6864 Media Contact: David Urbinato 602-262-4994

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