The summer sports camp teaches life lessons to Columbus’ children

Berliner Sports Park may be known for its extensive diamonds with balls and professional softball tournaments, but for four days in June the park is full of more than 100 young athletes who can dribble a ball, score a goal or hold a hockey stick. first time.

The Public Youth Camp is a sports sampling program run by the Columbus Foundation and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission that aims to educate children ages 6 to 12 about inadequate service in sports to which they may not be exposed. in other way.

Last week was held at the Berliner Sports Park, and the second session will take place from Tuesday to June 24 at KIPP Columbus, with registration ending on Friday.

“It’s really just an opportunity to get to know all these different sports … just different kids who may not have access to those sports, whether they’re not in their communities or at school,” said Erica Williams, event manager at the sports commission.

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