City Parks Foundation Kicks Off Summer Sports For Kids
City Parks Foundation will kick off its 2011 Summer Sports Program on July 5 for young people with free tennis, golf and track and field instruction including free use of equipment in more than 45 locations citywide.
The sports program will be taking place in Alley Pond Park, Astoria Park, Baisley Park, Brookville Park, Cunningham Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Flushing Memorial Field, Forest Park, Juniper Valley Park, Kissena Park, Mario Fajardo Park and Detective Keith L. Williams Park throughout Queens.
CityParks Tennis, presented by Chase, provides free tennis lessons to children ages five to 16. It promotes physical fitness and is designed to make the sport freely available to those who want to learn the game in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. CP tennis runs through August 16 and culminates with a tournament held at the Central Park Tennis Center and the JP Morgan Chase Aces Tournament for intermediates at Flushing Meadows Tennis Center in mid-August.
CP golf, presented by the René Lacoste Foundation, helps boys and girls, ages six to 16 learn to play golf. Free lessons and equipment is available for kids of all skill levels. The program will be held in two sessions, July 5-29 and August 1-26.
CP Track & Field for kids ages five to 16 gives them a chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races, to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. All youngsters will have the opportunity to display the basic skills learned at the end of the season at an organized track meet held at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island, August 17.
For information on where the events will be held, times, and dates call 311.