• Rink Manager's Daughter Helps Special-Needs Teens

    by Megan Banta The Republic May 2015

    In the therapeutic skating class she helped create, Molly Fry and other instructors walk through the basic skills, just like in all the other 30-minute classes the ice rink offers for those wanting to learn how to skate, she said.

  • Pickleball, Bubble Soccer Catching On in Knoxville

    by Jen Parker Special to Go Knoxville May 2015

    Two old tennis courts in West Hills Park have been approved by City Council to be converted into Knoxville’s first outdoor courts for the increasingly popular (and mostly unheard of) sport of pickleball.

  • Man Guilty of Stealing $3K from Youth Sports Group

    by Nancy Bowman May 2015

    The former treasurer of a Covington youth sports organization was found guilty of theft of money from the group after a two-day trial in Miami County Common Pleas Court this week.

  • Soccer Group Gets 1-Year Field Deal, But Future Cloudy

    by Suzanne Hurt May 2015

    The future of a kids soccer league in Riverside remains murky, but they can keep playing at city-owned fields for the next year after officials with the city's public utilities and the American Youth Soccer Organization agreed to a new contract.

  • Park District to Launch Competitive 'Senior Games'

    by Sameera Luthman, Naperville Park District May 2015

    Who says games are mostly for kids? Adults ages 50 and older are invited to enter the Naperville Park District's inaugural Naperville Senior Games for a chance to compete in a variety of events from athletics to art.

  • Rec Director Hiring Brings Conflict-of-Interest Claims

    by Katie Leslie; Staff May 2015

    A legal opinion sought by a critic of an Atlanta councilmember's appointment to the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority is adding fuel to a debate over the appropriateness of her dual roles.

  • Soccer Tournament to Have 540 Teams, $9M Impact

    by Steven Matthews May 2015

    The annual Warrior Soccer Classic set for next weekend is projected to have a $9 million economic impact on the area and attract more than 30,000 people, according to tournament and county officials.

  • Locals Excited About Proposed Park Near MLB Facility

    by Joe Capozzi Palm Beach Post May 2015

    The multimillion-dollar park in West Plam Beach will include an open lawn with exercise stations, four lighted basketball courts, two soccer fields, a boundless playground with a splash pad, restrooms and waterfront benches overlooking an 11-acre lake on the east side of the park.

  • Basketball Program Hopes to Connect Youth, Police

    by Tiffany Stevens May 2015

    City officials have created a new summer basketball program that aims to strengthen ties between teens living near Melrose Park and Roanoke police officers.

  • Philadelphia City Rowing Program Changing Young Lives

    by Dotty Brown May 2015

    In the last five years, the program has more than doubled to 85 students from 25 Philadelphia public and charter high schools.