Ben Newson Jr. Summer Track and Field registration under way

Auburn High School Stadium is the place to be June 26-July 19 for the Rockford Park District’s Ben Newson Jr. Summer Track and Field Program. Boys and girls ages 7-15 are invited to the program to learn about traditional track and field events.

Participants will get the opportunity to learn, practice and compete while having fun and exercising. They will also receive group instruction and training in nutrition, conditioning, injury prevention and more. Attendees will also focus on the essentials of athletic skill progression, including concentration, flexibility, relaxation and attitude.

The sessions run from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Two levels of instruction will be offered this season. The beginner/intermediate and the advanced level are $25 per person for Park District residents and $45 per person for non-residents.

Registration continues through June 28. Register online at, by mail or at Park District Customer Service downtown or the Carlson Ice Arena satellite location at Riverside and Perryville. For more information, call (815) 987-8800.

from the June 20-26, 2007, issue

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