Community Leagues Offer Entertainment, Exercise for Community
Catering to the recreational needs of its members, the Kent State University Department of Recreational Services plans to add four new community leagues this fall.
“We want the community to view the Student Recreation and Wellness Center as more than an exercise facility,” Greg Bailey, assistant director of the center, says. “We strive to provide programs for students and community members alike, and we hope everyone takes advantage of the exciting physical and social opportunities that the leagues provide.”
Three of the new leagues were created for local high school students. The leagues are an ideal option for teens seeking after-school activities and the chance to participate in sports. Flag football, racquetball and basketball leagues will be offered. The flag football league is set to start in mid-September, the racquetball league in early November and the basketball league in December.
“Sports are a source of physical activity and entertainment for teens,” John Krehnovi, intramural sports and community leagues coordinator, says. “If students have an interest in sports, but don’t want to commit to joining their high school’s varsity team, these leagues are perfect for them.”
Adult softball, basketball and racquetball leagues are offered again this fall. Adults also have the opportunity to get competitive with a backyard favorite by participating in the new adult kickball league. Softball league play will begin the first weekend in September. The basketball league and kickball league will begin play the following weekend. Racquetball league play starts Sept. 15.
The Department of Recreational Services at Kent State is proud to provide students, faculty and staff of the university and members of the surrounding community with outstanding recreational, fitness and wellness opportunities. For more information about program offerings, call Recreational Services at 330-672-4REC (4732).
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