Drills and skills clinics to keep kids active before school starts
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:14:52 GMT —
COLUMBIA, SC (WACH / AP) -- Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia's parks and recreation department are giving kids in South Carolina's capital city a way to stay active this summer.
The 3rd Annual Back-To-School Drills and Skills Clinics get under way Monday at five different parks and recreation centers throughout Columbia.
Organizers say the week-long clinics give kids ages 6 to 17 a chance to learn basketball and tennis and stay active while school is out.
The festivities wrap up Saturday with a competition and a health fair.
All clinics will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., August 13-17 at the following locations:
Hyatt Park (basketball â?? boys, ages 6 to 9)
Greenview Park (basketball - boys, ages 10 to 13)
M.L. King Park (basketball â?? boys, ages 14-17)
Charles R. Drew Wellness Center (basketball -girls 6 to 17)
Greenview Park (tennis for boys and girls, ages 6-17).
On Saturday, August 18, there will be a Skills Competition, showcasing what the participants have learned, and a Health Fair sponsored by Select Health. Both the Skills Competition and Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Greenview Park. The Health Fair is open to the public.
Registration and the Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. 18 are free.