Category Archives: Sports + Fitness + Recreation

Join The Kids Club

Photos Courtesy Of Cleveland Metroparks

  We have all heard the message: Get the kids off the couch and outside. Since we are part of a park district, who better to tackle this assignment? “For a number of years, we talked about doing something more kid-focused, about how to get kids more active and more involved in Cleveland Metroparks as a whole,” says Bob Rotatori, the Marketing Manager. “The Kids Club is our answer to that objective.” Up And Moving The Kids Club mission is … Continue reading

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Conquering Curiosity Through Physical Education

Photos Courtesy Of Boise Parks & Recreation

A tearful phone call from a parent in 2007 was the impetus Emily Kovarik needed to launch Idaho’s Boise Parks & Recreation’s Ability Team. “A mom called me because a PE teacher didn’t know what to do with her first-grade son in a wheelchair,” Kovarik says. “Her son’s job was to hold a clipboard and count how many times other kids ran around the asphalt playground.” As the city’s Adaptive Recreation Coordinator, Kovarik knew she had an opportunity to help, … Continue reading

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Spice It Up For Seniors

Photos courtesy of  the city of Chandler.

The senior population of every village, town, and city in America is increasing daily. With baby boomers retiring, and nearly a quarter of the American population being at least 55 years old, this number is only expected to rise over the next 40 years. The city of Chandler, Ariz., has more than 41,000 seniors, or 17.4 percent of all residents. In the 27 years since the ChandlerSeniorCenter and Recreation Division opened its doors, the staff has learned a few things. … Continue reading

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Achieve Form And Function

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Texas is known for its dazzling use of light to accompany performances. 
Photo By Ted Washington

Since their storied beginnings as places where ancient Greeks enjoyed theater and Romans cheered gladiators in combat, amphitheaters have come a long way. Technological advancements now enhance sound quality, lighting, facility design, seating, and every aspect of the performance. More than 100 of these open-air venues are currently operating throughout the U.S., creating distinctive gathering places for communities. One of the challenges amphitheaters face is balancing form with function. Natural land formations create spectacular views at Red Rocks in Golden, … Continue reading

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Winning Isn’t Everything

Use games to get kids back on the field By Pete McCall The desire to win permeates much of what human beings do. Most of us want to be recognized for accomplishments at work. Many want to be the best moms and dads, have the cleanest house, and keep the best yard on the block. The majority wants to win at everything.  Unfortunately, that doesn’t always translate well with kids. Oftentimes, it doesn’t translate at all.  Get A Grip On … Continue reading

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