Gooooal! Palm Beach County youth score at up­com­ing ‘Kids’ Fit­ness Fes­ti­val’

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The Palm Beach County Sports Com­mis­sion will host this year’s “Kids’ Fit­ness Fes­ti­val of the Palm Beaches” July 16 and17. More than 5,000 South Florida youth have gath­ered for two days of fit­ness and fun ev­ery July since 1992.

Fes­ti­val par­tic­i­pants have the op­por­tu­nity to get hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence and de­velop skills in more than 45 in­ter­ac­tive sports clin­ics con­ducted by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of na­tional gov­ern­ing bod­ies, lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions and pro­fes­sion­als from dif­fer­ent sports ar­eas. Clin­i­cians will share tech­niques, en­hance skills and pro­vide an in­tro­duc­tion to the sport. The fes­ti­val will take place July 16 and17 from10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Con­ven­tion Cen­ter. Tick­ets are $19 per child and the ac­com­pa­ny­ing adults re­ceive free ad­mis­sion.

Some of this year’s fea­tured sports in­clude base­ball, bowl­ing, box­ing, cricket, fenc­ing, field hockey, fish­ing, flag foot­ball, floor ball, foot­ball, golf, gym­nas­tics, judo, jump rope, karate, lacrosse, net­ball, pickle ball, polo, pow­er­lift­ing, roller hockey, rugby, run­ning, soc­cer, ten­nis, wrestling and more. Also par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event are pro­fes­sional sports teams and pro­fes­sional ath­letes.

The fes­ti­val is spon­sored by pre­sent­ing spon­sor Richard and Les­ley Stone Fam­ily Fund, and by Florida Power& Light Co., ESPN106.3, Prime­time Palm Beach County Inc., Roger Dean Sta­dium and Joe DiMag­gio Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal [U18] Sports Medicine.

The Palm Beach County Sports Com­mis­sion is a pri­vate, non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion con­tracted by Palm Beach County to pro­mote and mar­ket the county as a sports and sports tourism des­ti­na­tion. The Com­mis­sion works to bring sport­ing events and ac­tiv­i­ties to the county, en­hance eco­nomic im­pact, stim­u­late bed tax rev­enues (pri­mar­ily in the off-sea­son), and max­i­mize the uti­liza­tion of county fa­cil­i­ties. The Com­mis­sion of­fers a full range of event ser­vice sup­port, cor­po­rate part­ner­ships, spon­sor­ships and a lo­cal mem­ber­ship pro­gram that sup­port its goals. Lo­cal, re­gional, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional mar­ket­ing ef­forts are on­go­ing by the Com­mis­sion with sports or­ga­ni­za­tions and event own­ers.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the event, visit www.PalmBeach Sports.com/kff, or con­tact Kayla French at 561-233-3122 or kfrench@palm­beach­sports. com.

Wil­liam Smith, 11

Kimya Jerido, 10, left, Micah Lee, 8, and TJ John­son, 8

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