ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford Park District will hold a free youth sports open house Saturday, March 16, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Carlson Ice Arena, 4150 N. Perryville Rd. (at Riverside Blvd.), Loves Park, where parents of children ages 3-18 can learn more about upcoming programs that provide quality, fun recreational opportunities where youth learn and develop sports and leisure skills they can enjoy for a lifetime. A number of Park District youth sports programs including FIRE Track & Field, tennis, NFL Flag Football, NFL cheer, and sports camps will be represented, providing information about spring registrations for youth sports, lessons, mini-camps, clinics, and leagues. The open house is one of many free events offered by the Rockford Park District.
Coaches and volunteers will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about the programs, and information will be available at the event for those interested in becoming a coach or volunteer. Free giveaways and special drawings for Park District facility admission tickets will also be held. Information will also be available about this year's May 18 Rockford Football Training Camp at Auburn High School, where featured special guest appearances are scheduled for Lance Briggs and Roberto Garza of the Chicago Bears. For more information about Park District youth sports programs, visit www.rockfordparkdistrict.org/youthsports or call Park District Customer Service at 815-987-8800, where information on support to participants with disabilities is also available.