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Posted December 06, 2012 in Community Web Exclusives, Perry

Youth Boys/Girls Winter Tournament:
With the youth basketball season coming to an end, we will be offering a Winter Youth Basketball Tournament for both youth boys and girls.  We will be expecting several teams from surrounding areas as well as local teams. Coaches are responsible for putting together their team.  We split them up by age and gender divisions.  All are welcome to compete in the tournaments!  The Boys tournament will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 with the deadline to sign-up on February 1st.  The girls will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013, with the deadline to sign-up on February 15th.  The cost per team is $80 if signed up before January 25th, but after January 25th it will be $90/team.  Get your team together today; you don’t want to miss this opportunity to compete against others in our Winter Classic! Call the MCB at 465-5621 for more information! Limited Spaces available!!!

Dodgeball Tournament:
The Rec Center will be holding a Christmas vacation Dodgeball Tournament for high school students, FREE OF CHARGE!!!!!  If you’re looking for something to do over your school break, this is a great opportunity to compete against your friends in a game of dodgeball!!  Teams must consist of 3 girls and 3 boys and grades can be mixed!  The tournament will begin at 1:00pm on Friday, December 28, 2013.  The end time will depend on how many teams we have participating! Grab your friends and share some laughs!! Contact Tara at the MCB for more information.

Santa Claus Visits
Santa Claus will be stopping by the McCreary Community Building on Saturday, December 15, 2012! He will be here from 12pm-3pm to visit with area children! Along with Santa visits, there will be treats and several holiday crafts!  Bring the whole family out to the MCB this weekend FREE OF CHARGE because it’s Free Weekend at the MCB.  Everyone is able to enjoy the recreation center for free on Saturday and Sunday! The Recreation Center will also have open swim from 11am-5:30pm on Saturday and 1pm-4pm on Sunday!

Tiny Tot Shooters
I know some of you may have been too young to participate in youth basketball this year, which is why Perry Parks and Recreation will be offering a Tiny Tot Shooters program!  Youngsters are able to learn the basic fundamentals of basketball like dribbling, passing, shooting, and all in a non-competitive environment!  I encourage all those who are between the ages of 4-5 years to join this program!  You’ll be more than ready for next year’s youth basketball program after joining this program!  The program will be held on Monday’s beginning January 14, 2013 and run through February 4, 2013 from 5:30pm-6:30pm.  Fees for members will be $8 and non-members will be $16.  Friday, January 18th will be the deadline to sign-up at the MCB!  VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!!

Youth Indoor Soccer
It’s almost that time of year again where youth soccer will be underway!  We are now offering a youth boys/girls indoor soccer league so that children are able to play soccer during the winter months. Registration will begin soon so look for those flyers to come home with your children!! The age divisions will be split up into U6, U8, U10, and U12. The league will be held on Saturday’s beginning February 2, 2013 and go until March 9, 2013.  The games will be held at the MCB and Perry Schools.  Fees for members will be $20 and non-members will be $30. Deadline to sign up will be Friday, January 18, 2013 at 8:00pm!

5 on 5 Men’s Basketball
5 on 5 basketball is back again.  The league is for men, ages 18 and older.  It will be held on Wednesdays starting January 9, 2013. Games will be held at Perry High School from 7:30pm-9:30pm. The cost per team is $75, due upon registration! Deadline for registration will be on Monday, January 7, 2013 and the coaches meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013.  All you competitive men out there get your teams together today!!

Fitness Challenge
Fitness Challenge is here and designed to help keep those New Year’s resolutions intact!  Points can be earned for prizes!!  Now you probably wonder how are you supposed to earn those points?  Earn points by exercising and eating right.  You can earn 20 BONUS points by registering by January 9, 2013 before 8:00pm.  Earning 300 points wins you a sweatshirt and 500 points enters you into a drawing to win gift certificates!  Register at any time!  The program is for those 18 years of age and up and will begin on January 9, 2013 and go through March 15, 2013.  The registration fee is $10 per person!  Use the Fitness Challenge as an easy way to maintain good health and stay in shape!

Winter Swim Lessons
The first session of winter swimming lessons will be held starting January 8, 2013 and running through February 5, 2013 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Levels 1, 3, and preschool will meet from 3:30pm- 4:10pm, and levels 2 & 4 will meet from 4:20pm-5:00pm.  Lessons will be offered to children 4 years and older.  The American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program is designed to teach children to swim and be safe in and around the water.  The cost for members is $28 and $38 for non-members.  Each session is 40 minutes long.  Contact the McCreary Community Building at 465-5621 for more information! Make sure to get your child signed up today!

McCreary Community Buiding:  On-Going Programs:
– Personal Training
– Aerobics
– Zumba
– Zumbatomic
– Spinning Class
– Yoga/Pilates
– Open Swim
– Lap Swim
– Swimming Lessons
– Walk and Talk
– Adult Longevity
– Wednesday Fellowship





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