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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for January 6th, 2013

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

Martin Luther King Jr. Service Celebration

The Kleeman and Crow Community Centers are hosting the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Celebration on January 19th at New Providence Middle School from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. The Buffalo Soldiers Association will be speaking about the history of the 9th, 10th, 24th and 25th Negro Calvaries and the continuing history of African American soldiers into the present day.

Dream Chasers

Dream Chasers Group Mentoring Program will begin January 22nd at the Burt-Cobb Community Center. Dream Chasers is focused on helping at-risk youth, ages 13-17 in a small group atmosphere and will meet weekly from 4:00pm until 5:30pm.

Due to the sensitive nature of the topics covered in this program, a parental consent form must be signed in order to participate.

Dream Chasers will feature not only small group discussion and guidance with the Dream Chasers mentors, but also presentations by guest speakers, teen summits conducted by representatives from the L.E.A.P. Organization, workshops conducted by Miller-Motte Technical College and sessions conducted by professionals from Centerstone on preventing substance abuse and will promote making healthy and informed decisions. A parental consent form is required to participate in the program.

Spring Adult Softball/Kickball Meeting Scheduled

Registration for Adult Spring Softball and Kickball leagues begins soon with an organizational meeting scheduled for 3:00pm on January 26th at the Burt-Cobb Community Center. League participants, including coaches, sanctioning representatives, and umpires are invited to attend.

This meeting will provide an opportunity for coaches to vote on the following (except Kickball): sanctioning organization for league play, desire for post-season tournament, whether teams desire matching shirts, and rules that are specific to the league.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation will be kicking off our spring and summer Recreation Leagues beginning January 28th, 2013. For more information, visit www.cityofclarksville.com [2].

Making a Difference

The Kleeman Community Center will begin the Making a Difference Program on January 23rd. This 8-week program focuses on an abstinence approach for middle-school aged children to prevent teen pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Making a Difference will meet each Wednesday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at the Kleeman Center. A parental consent form is required to participate in the Making a Difference program.

Nominate a Coach TODAY!

Nominations are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual Clarksville Sports Legends Awards. The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will once again honor both current and past coaches who are or have made a unique difference and solid contribution to sports and athletics in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area.

Winning coaches will be honored at the 2012 Legends Award Banquet which will be held February 28th, 2013, beginning at 6:30pm at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. Coaches that are currently coaching or coached in 2012 are invited to attend this free event.

A ticket is required to attend and can be reserved at the City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation main office or online [4].

Because of space limitations, there are only 200 tickets available. Last day to pick up a ticket is February 22nd.

Nomination forms are available to pick up at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Main Office, downloaded or completed online at www.cityofclarksville.com/legends. [5] All nomination forms must be received by 4:30pm, February 1st.