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Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s 6th annual Sportsfest Features Family Fun

Clarksville Sports FestivalClarksville, TN – The sixth-annual Sportsfest sponsored by Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department was held Saturday, August 20th at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center located within Liberty Park at 1188 Cumberland Drive.

Scores of families attended the display of sports groups’ information and numerous activities outdoors.

Infinity Cheer Tennessee did tumbling and gymnastic exhibitions at Clarksville's SportsFest.
Infinity Cheer Tennessee did tumbling and gymnastic exhibitions at Clarksville’s SportsFest.

Some of the organizations whose booths offered not only information but free gifts were the U.S. Coast Guard, Acme Athletics, Thunderbolt Aquatics, Thirty-One Gifts, AT&T, Clarksville Junior Pro Football and Cheerleading, Rainbow of Clarksville, Montgomery County Minions, Junior Roller Derby, Raja Hot Yoga, Title Boxing Club, Infinity Cheer Tennessee, American Twisters, Clarksville Rugby Club, Highlanders Rugby, Paralympic Sports Club, and Clarksville Kings Lacrosse.

PFD (Personal Flotation Device) Panda, the mascot of the U.S. Coast Guard paid a visit and KAC Concessions, owned by Michelle Kowal, sold chips, candy, soft drinks, popcorn, hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, funnel cake fries and other treats.

The center of the arena featured various groups performing athletic feats. Members of the Minions showed off their skills at rollerblading. Later, Infinity Cheer Tennessee exhibited gymnastics.

Outdoors archery was available for youngsters who wished to aim at various types of targets. Rugby and lacrosse demonstrations were given in the amphitheater. A kids’ inflatable jumping arena could be seen at the end of the event center.

Several hundred parents and children attended the event. Many took home armloads of freebies given out at many of the booths and a drawing was held at the Rainbow of Clarksville booth (owned by Hannah Deal) for a $150.00 Rainmite, a device that humidifies the air in a manner that is superior to household sprays and deodorizers.

The Montgomery County Minions gave away two passes to the Clarksville Zombie Hunters, a paintball experience. Zombie Hunters is one of the sponsors for the Minions.

Although an earlier rain shower prevented a few venders from participating, the Sportsfest was an overall success and should be one of the events every family plans to attend each year.

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Sue Freeman Culverhousehttp://culverhouseart.com/
Author of Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren (The History Press, 2013) Sue Freeman Culverhouse has been a freelance writer for the past 36 years. Beginning in 1976, she published magazines articles in Americana, Historic Preservation, American Horticulturist, Flower and Garden, The Albemarle Magazine, and many others. Sue is the winner of two Virginia Press Awards in writing. She moved to Springfield, Tennessee in 2003 with her sculptor husband, Bill a retired attorney. Sue has one daughter,  Susan Leigh Miller who teaches poetry and creative writing at Rutgers University. Sue teaches music and writing at Watauga Elementary School in Ridgetop, Tennessee to approximately 500 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. She also publishes a literary magazine each year; all work in the magazine is written and illustrated by the students. Sue writes "Uncommon Sense," a column in the Robertson County Times, which also appears on Clarksville Online. She is the author of "Seven keys to a sucessful life", which is  available on amazon.com and pubishamerica.com; this is a self-help book for all ages.
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