What does it mean to have a family? Is it unconditional love, support and care? Is it the happiness that is bounced from one to another on a daily basis? Or is it the thrill of doing things together for the reward of creating lasting memories? There is not a better answer other than “all of the above” when it comes to creating a family bond. Doing activities together, like the Tour de La Porte (TdL), is rewarding for families. Shawn Arnsbarger is a mother and a six year TdL veteran who enjoys biking the beautiful trails of La Porte with her kids and supporting the runners to be the best they can be.
Two dozen junior golfers age 12 and under participated in the Creekside Classic For Kids Skills competition on July 21 at Creekside Golf Course and Training Center in Valparaiso. Juniors competed in six skill areas and the winners were:
The Northern Amateur, one of America’s Major Amateur tournaments, tees off on July 20 at Sand Creek Country Club, and with that first strike off the tee so too begins the hopes and dreams of many of the best golfers in the country looking for their own “shot” at living out their dream of being a professional golfer.
At 8 am on Saturday morning the first wave of dedicated triathletes dove into Rogers-Lakewood’s lake for the final time. The 14th annual Valpo Tri ran its last course this year, which marks the end to a celebrated Valparaiso tradition. Around 240 athletes took part in the triathlon to help make 2016’s race one of the best yet, with picture perfect conditions welcoming the athletes and their families.
Registration for Valpo Parks 2016 Fall Coed Softball and Fall Men’s Softball closes this Thursday, July 14. The 14-game season for both leagues is August 3 – September 28. The league is open to players 18 years and older and no longer participating in high school sports.
Late registration for Valpo Parks Back-to-School soccer league is open through July 20 or when the team maximums are full. Valpo Parks soccer provides a recreational experience that presents a balance between teaching progressive soccer skills, sportsmanship and healthy competition for boys and girls ages 3 to 14. Players are placed on teams according to age and teammate requests will be considered when possible.
Registration for the 7th Annual Indiana State High School Disc Golf Championships at Lemon Lake County Park is officially open. The Championship will take place on Sunday, July 24t at the Lemon Lake County Park and Flight Center. Team and individual competitors, ages 13 to 19, are welcome from across the nation.
Summer means it's Junior Golf Time at "The Junior Golf Capital of Indiana!" Our awesome junior program is offered four times each summer and we love seeing all of the youngsters swingin' away and having fun.
Run, jump & throw yourself into summer with our Track & Field program for youth ages 4-12. This new program runs from June 16 to July 23. Children will have the opportunity to compete against a variety of youth programs from the area. Events include softball toss, javelin throw, long jump, frisbee toss and running events ranging from 30m to 1600m, depending on the age division.
Renovation of Tower Park is getting a jump start with a lead gift from Managed Health Systems and Purdue Cardinal Community Hoops to renovate a signature basketball court in the park at Franklin Street and Evans Avenue. The Valpo Parks Department and the Valpo Parks Foundation are proud to announce that the gift is the first in a series of public private partnerships that will begin to be announced in the coming weeks.