SPORTS CAMP BRINGS HUNDREDS OF NEW HAVEN YOUTH TO THE GREEN
(7/21/2008) NEW HAVEN- The New Haven Green is full of activity this week, not just because of the All America City celebration on Wednesday or the exciting Music on the Green concert on Saturday but, starting today, the Green is home to New Havenís Sports Camp. From July 21-25, the City of New Haven Department of Parks Recreation and Trees is holding it's 9th annual "Sports Camp on the Green" sponsored by the City of New Haven, New Alliance and the New Haven Regional Water Authority.
This camp brings together New Haven youth involved in the cityís 18 other camp programs to take part in sports activities led by professional coaches as well as local High School and College coaches. These coaches will work with children in various sports including: Golf, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball and Track & Field.
Tom Girard, owner of Zane's Cycle of Branford will visit the camp daily to lead children in bicycle safety classes. Zane will not only provide bicycles throughout the week for children to ride along the perimeter of the New Haven Green, but he will also raffle one bicycle off each day to a lucky camper. Along with a bicycle, the raffle winners will also receive a free helmet all courtesy of Zane's Cycle of Branford.
Lunch will be served to youth on the green each day, provided by the Board of Education Food Services division.
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