Friday, November 9, 2012

Youth Recreational Football, Soccer Championship Games Scheduled for this Weekend, Next

The department will hold its 2012 youth football and soccer championship games November 10 and November 17. 
         The Football Championship Games will be played Nov. 10 at the City Stadium, 600 McCloy St. The teams are organized around the department’s community centers and by the age of participating children.
         In the Junior Division, for age 12 to 14, the Battery Park team will play against the G.H. Reid team at 9:45 a.m. In the Midget Division, for ages 10 to 12, the Mosby team will play against the Blackwell team at 11:45 a.m. In the PeeWee Division, for ages 8 and 9, the Hotchkiss team will play either the Westover team or the Hickory Hill team at 1:30 p.m., depending on which team wins this week’s playoff game. Finally, in flag football, which is for children ages 6 and 7, the championship game will start at 3 p.m. The teams competing for the championship in this division also will be determined in this week’s playoff games.
        All start times are approximate, and an admission fee of $4 for an adult and $2 for children age 12 and younger will be charged.

The Youth Soccer Championship Games will be played Nov. 17 on the soccer fields at Bryan Park, located at 4308 Hermitage Rd. These teams are organized by age and play in random divisions, and the schedule is as follows:

            10 a.m.                        Younger than 10 Red Division           Field 1
            10 a.m.                        Younger than 12 Gold Division          Field 3
            10 a.m.                        Younger than 15 Division                  Field 5
            11:30 a.m.                    Younger than 10 Blue Division          Field 2

The competing soccer teams have yet to be determined as the playoffs are not yet complete. There is no fee to attend the soccer championship games. 


Monday, November 5, 2012

Cheerleading Jamboree to Showcase More Than 600 Cheerleaders

The department will hold its annual Cheerleading Jamboree on Thursday, November 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Richmond Coliseum. Approximately 600 cheerleaders from the department’s community centers and area high schools and colleges will perform during the event.
     Tickets for the event are $4.50 for children 11 and younger and $7 for children 12 and older and adults. They are available from, area Ticketmaster outlets, 1-800-745-3000, and at the Richmond Coliseum Box Office Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      Seating is general admission and doors will open at 5:30 p.m.


Photo Exhibit Captures City’s Youth Boxing Program

The department will host an art exhibit featuring the photographs of select youth from the Battery Park Community Center, who were chosen to creatively capture photos of members of the Richmond Cobras, the department’s youth boxing team. The exhibit, titled “The Sweet Science: Boxing Through the Lens of a Child,” will open with a reception on Friday, November 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Spotlight Gallery, which is located within the department’s Pine Camp Arts and Community Center at 4901 Old Brook Road.
      The department’s Boxing Program, under the tutelage of Jerry Royster, provides training and competitive opportunities for youth ages 8 and older. Several of the program’s boxers have become members of the U.S. Amateur Boxing Federation, the Junior Olympics and the Golden Gloves programs.
     The free exhibit is open to the public and will be on display through January 18, 2013 in Pine Camp’s Spotlight Gallery. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

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