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Park District offers fall programs for adults and youth
By Doug Halberstadt
I just picked up a copy of the Rockford Park District’s fall guidebook for both adults and youth. It is a comprehensive guide to all the lessons, leagues and clinics the park district is offering between now and January 2011.
A couple of the highlights of the youth programs include NFL flag football/NFL cheer and The Rockford F.I.R.E. Track and Field Speed Camp. Other fall activities for youth ages 3-17 include golf, volleyball, indoor soccer, tennis, horseback riding, basketball, figure skating and hockey.
The adult fall programs include a new flag football league, golf, volleyball, indoor and outdoor soccer, softball and baseball, kickball and club 41, horseback riding, tennis, basketball, figure skating and hockey.
The comprehensive youth/adult guidebook includes all the information about the above-mentioned programs, registration forms and a section featuring information about payments and fee assistance.
The Park District is also seeking volunteers to share their time and talents with the Rockford community. Families, peer groups, school groups, church groups or business associates are encouraged to volunteer. All volunteers receive a $100 participation card to be used for free admission to many Park District locations.
The guides are available at U of I College of Medicine, YWCA, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Riverside Community Bank, Dolphin Swim Club, Rockford Health System, Community Bank of Rockford, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Forest City Tennis Center, The Gymnastics Academy of Rockford and at either of the Park District’s offices, 401 S. Main St. in Rockford and Carlson Ice Arena at Perryville and Riverside in Loves Park.
With the ton of activities the Park District is offering this fall, there is no excuse not to get out and get involved in at least one of them. You might want to hurry, though—many of the leagues are starting this week or next. You can call the Park District office at (815) 987-8800 for more information.
Doug Halberstadt can be reached via e-mail at Dougster61@aol.com.
From the Sept. 15-21, 2010 issue