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Kickball program expands to include families

After watching their children having fun on the field playing kickball, several parents joined the game extending the city Parks and Recreation Department’s youth kickball night into a family fun event, according to Steve Corry, recreation coordinator for the department.

Because of the popularity of the family event, another session will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pratte Field at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd.

The youth kickball program is designed for students entering sixth through ninth grade. The July 14 youths’ game pitted the Wildcats against the Cookies in a seven-inning game that ended with a 23-23 tie.

No equipment other than comfortable shoes and clothing is required. There is no fee to participate.

Corry said kickball games are designed to be a fun and active sport providing opportunities for fitness and social engagement.

“Kickball night is also a great opportunity for kids, parents and families to interact and meet new friends before school begins. Players enjoy and build lifetime health practices and skills,” he said.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 702-293-9256.

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