Leisure Ledger January - April 2018

33 Leisure Ledger January-April 2018 I parks.raleighnc.gov The Athletics Program is dedicated to providing quality athletic competition, instruction, and participation for youth and adults through camps, clinics, and leagues. The Youth Athletics Program caters to children ages 5-17 and offers numerous benefits from playing in organized sports. Youth sports, sponsored by the Raleigh Parks Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, provide the opportunity for boys and girls to learn good sportsmanship and progressively develop skills. The Adult Athletics Program makes available a great opportunity to stay active, engage in social interaction and community involvement while providing a safe, fun, family atmosphere. The Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department continues to recruit people that are interested in scorekeeping and coaching for both youth and adult programs. Athletic Teams/Leagues are not currently available for online registration. Note that Athletic League registration does not follow the standard registration period. Please visit www.parks.raleighnc.gov for athletic league registration forms. Registration periods and locations are indicated in each program/league description. For additional information please call 919-996-6836 Youth All City Basketball Open Clinic Age: 5-19yrs. This basketball skills clinic is open to boys and girls ages 5-19. Volunteers teach the clinic. You will practice the basic fundamental skills of basketball. Biltmore Hills Community Center #215811 Apr 14-May 19 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Girls Spring Softball Age: 7-17yrs. Youth Girls Spring Softball registration is February 5-16, 2018. The Girls Softball League is a way for youth to learn the fundamentals of softball and to teach positive sportsmanship. Mini Girls is offered for Girls (7-9), Slow Pitch is offered for Girls (10-12) and Fast Pitch is offered for Girls (13-17). This league does keep score and records wins and losses. Volunteer coaches are needed who enjoy softball, want to teach youth, and to help develop league participants’ skills and knowledge of softball. League Age is determined by participant’s age on August 31, 2017. For more information please go to: www.raleighnc.gov . The fee is $40 for Raleigh Residents or $55 for Non- Raleigh Residents. #217727 Mini Girls Softball #216716 Slow Pitch Softball #216717 Fast Pitch Softball MLB Pitch Hit and Run Age: 7-14yrs. The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department hosts an MLB Pitch, Hit and Run event on Saturday, March 24, at Buffaloe Road Athletic Park, 5900 Buffaloe Road, 27616. You can register at any local community center starting January 1st, or drop in during the event and register on site. This event is free for boys and girls ages 7-14 (based on age as of July 17, 2018). The Pitch, Hit and Run competition allows children to show off their baseball or softball skills at the MLB All-Star Game. Boys and girls divide into age groups to compete in pitch (throwing strikes to a designated target), hit (hitting from a stationary batting tee for distance and accuracy) and run (sprinting from second base to home plate). High scorers advance to sectional competition. Contact: Ryan Ryba at Ryan.Ryba@raleighnc.gov Buffaloe Road Athletic Park #217384 Mar 24 Sa 9:00am-12:00pm Athletics Teams/ Leagues Athletics Programs athletics@raleighnc.gov 919-996-6836 Recreation Programs Supervisor – Athletics: Jason Simpson jason.simpson@raleighnc.gov Recreation Programs Analysts, Senior: Toni Moyer toni.moyer@raleighnc.gov Ryan Ryba ryan.ryba@raleighnc.gov Jason Clemons jason.clemons@raleighnc.gov Recreation Programs Analyst: Raven Johnson raven.johnson@raleighnc.gov continued on page 34 —

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