Posted February 27, 2020 in Press Releases

CLEVELAND Greater Cleveland Sports Commission’s Youth Education through Sports (YES) presented by University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and The Sherwin-Williams Company announce its 2020 community programming schedule, including youth events at NCAA DI Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds, MAC Baseball Championships and USA Jump Rope Championships. The following is a list of scheduled YES programs:

  • Saturday, March 14
    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    SPIRE Institute, 5201 Spire Circle, Geneva, OH 44041
    Approximately 40 youth, ages 9-13, from City of Cleveland Recreation Centers will attend a clinic as part of the NCAA DII Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Attendees will hear from NCAA student-athletes and coaches to learn about their experience competing at the collegiate level before attending the afternoon session of the competition.

  • Saturday, March 21
    12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse,
    1 Center Court, Cleveland, OH 44115
    During NCAA DI Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds, 50 local youth, ages 11-14, will attend a basketball clinic focused on skills, court safety and proper nutrition led by University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children Safety Squad. Following the clinic, youth will receive lunch, a tour of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and admission to a future Cleveland Cavaliers home game.

  • Friday, May 22
    Sprenger Stadium,
    2009 Baseball Blvd, Avon, OH 44011
    In conjunction with the Mid-American Conference Baseball Championships, 40 local youth, ages 11-14, will attend a baseball clinic followed by a demonstration of equipment safety and proper gear fitting. Additionally, participants will receive lunch and admission to a tournament game that afternoon.

  • Friday, June 26
    Public Auditorium,
    500 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44114
    Approximately 25 youth, ages 9-13, will participate in a clinic as part of the U.S. National Jump Rope Championships in Downtown Cleveland. University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children Safety Squad will lead activities focused on the benefit of sport, the importance of cardio and how jumping rope can translate into other types of sports training. Youth will also interact with tournament coaches and athletes to learn more about jumping rope as a sport and demonstrate basic jump rope skills.
  • June 8 - July 10
    Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Beach
    , 6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, OH 44102
    GCSC’s Sunset Sprint 5K/10K race will include YES programming to introduce youth to running. Approximately 20 local youth, ages 11-15, will attend hourly bi-weekly practices with an emphasis on health and wellness, goal setting, sportsmanship, hydration and proper running techniques. Upon completion of the training program, youth will receive running equipment and compete in the Sunset Sprint 5K/10K on Friday, July 10.

Media interested in attending any of the above YES Programs, should RSVP to pr@clevelandsports.org.

YES program provides Northeast Ohio’s underserved youth with experiences that illustrate how sports empower and prepare people for success in life. These programs provide unique opportunities for physical activity and health and wellness education.

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