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