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    Posted January 9, 2012 by
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    Free Day of Play for Kids at the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance Jan. 14

     

    16 Sports Stations for Families and Children led by Instructors from PGA of America, Palm Beach Cardinals and i9 Sports

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – The PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance will host the inaugural “Free Day of Play” on Sat., Jan. 14, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., featuring golf, football, soccer, baseball, basketball and hockey all in an active family-oriented environment. Kids 17 and under and their families will be introduced to a number of sports all in the spirit of encouraging healthy lifestyles.

    Throughout the Free Day of Play, golf stations will be staffed and led by PGA Professionals, while flag football and soccer activities will be organized by i9 Sports. Representatives of the Palm Beach Cardinals will conduct baseball games and instruction, and the Sports Authority will organize basketball games and drills. Based on the National Day of Play in Washington, D.C., the Free Day of Play will enable families and children to experience a day of fun at the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance.

    There will be a total of 16 station activities. This is a perfect opportunity for athletes of the future to come out and learn more about and enjoy each sport. Meanwhile, there will be fun family activities and contests for kids of all ages.

    “The Free Day of Play at the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance is an incredible opportunity for families to gather in a fun environment, in order to promote an active lifestyle,” said Bob Baldassari, The PGA of America’s senior director for Player Development and general manager of the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance. “This is an event for every child in your family to experience a wide variety of sports activities, in order to inspire healthy living. We are looking forward to giving the St. Lucie community an unforgettable day of fun and games for kids of all ages.”

    Games and prizes will be available to all children throughout the day. Admission is complimentary.

    “I9 Sports has had an overwhelming response from the communities for our popular flag football, soccer, and basketball programs these last few years, and we are delighted to introduce more sports for the children, such as golf and baseball, thanks to the partnership with these terrific organizations,” said Joe Greco, program director, i9 Sports. “Collectively, we are very excited to introduce every child to a multitude of sports, and this free day of play is a great way for every parent to get their children involved in the community with numerous first-class organizations. Sports are a great outlet for boys and girls to learn, grow, and develop their skills, which they will use forever, both on and off the fields of play.”

    The PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance is located at 8565 Commerce Center Drive in Port St. Lucie. For more information, call i9 Sports at (772) 285-9664 or www.i9sports.com or contact the PGA Center Golf Learning and Performance at (800) 800-GOLF Ext. 3.

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