BRAMPTON, ON (March 12, 2020) – Families are invited to try new activities, connect with sports groups and learn about sports in our community at the City’s third annual Sports Day in Brampton on Saturday, April 4, 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm, presented by the City of Brampton and the Brampton Sport Alliance.
A range of local minor sports organizations will take over the Brampton Soccer Centre (495 Sandalwood Parkway East) and Cassie Campbell Community Centre (1050 Sandalwood Parkway West) for the day. Residents and visitors can learn about these groups and the wide variety of activities they offer across Brampton.
Free drop-in activities will be available throughout the day for children and youth to try, including gymnastics, softball, baseball, lacrosse, cricket, soccer, track, wheelchair basketball, hockey, swimming and more.
To encourage active participation, attendees will receive a passport and have the opportunity to enter a draw and win a prize when they collect three stamps at the event – one for each sport they try that day.
For the full event schedule, visit www.brampton.ca/recreation.
Did you know?
• Brampton has more than 268 indoor and outdoor sports fields, 30 recreation facilities, 15 ice pads, 13 swimming pools, seven fitness centres, five outdoor skating rinks, one nine-hole public golf course, and one ski hill.
• There are 20 youth sports affiliate groups with 20,000 participants, and 80 adult community groups in Brampton.
“Brampton is a Healthy and Safe City with a rich history of fostering outstanding athletes and dedicated sports fans. Playing sports is a great way to make friends, have fun and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. I invite all families to attend Sports Day and connect with the many sports organizations in our city.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“Sports Day is the perfect opportunity for youth to try a new sport – from gymnastics and track, to lacrosse and cricket, Brampton offers it all. It is important that youth are exposed to a variety of sports activities and get passionate about health and fitness.”
- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor Wards 1 & 5 and Chair, Community Services Committee, City of Brampton
“Children who participate in sports, develop skills that provide them advantages as they grow. Sports teach leadership, cooperation and communication/social skills that can translate into their schoolwork, relationships and future careers. Sports Day allows the youth in Brampton to try multiple sports and find the right fit that will provide them a healthy, active lifestyle. We encourage all families to participate on April 4 and enjoy the many benefits of sport!”
- Melanie Bradley, General Manager, Brams United Girls Soccer Club, Brampton Sport Alliance Member
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