Youth Basketball Kick-Off event Nov. 8

Staff Report

Rockford Park District invites youth in grades pre-K through fourth, and their families, to the Youth Basketball Kick-Off Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. until noon at Carlson Ice Arena, Perryville and Riverside, Loves Park.

A limited supply of giveaways from the Chicago Bulls will be available at the event, where information will be available about the youth leagues that include weekly Saturday games held Dec. 6, 2014-Jan. 31, 2015, at West Middle School in Rockford; the season consists of 20-minute practices prior to each 40-minute game. The program emphasizes skill development, sportsmanship and team spirit. The registration fee is $50 ($65 non-resident) per player. Fee assistance may be available to eligible residents.

Registration is under way online at (click My RPD), by fax (with credit card), by mail, and at both Park District Customer Service locations: Webbs Norman Center in downtown Rockford, and at Carlson Ice Arena in Loves Park.

More information about the youth basketball program is available in the Park District’s 2014/2015 Fall/Winter Program Guide, available online at, and at Park District offices and facilities. Details are also available from the Rockford Park District Youth Sports office at (815) 962-7469, or Customer Service at (815) 987-8800; information about inclusion support and basketball programs for participants with disabilities is also available from Customer Service.

Posted Nov. 5, 2014

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