Sports camps teach Columbus children life lessons

Berliner Sports Park may be known for its wide diamond ball and professional softball tournaments, but for four days in June the park is packed with more than 100 young athletes dribbling a ball, scoring a goal or holding a hockey stick. For the first time.

Community Youth Camp is a sports sampling program run by the Columbus Foundation and the Greater Columbus Sports Committee that aims to introduce children ages 6 to 12 to sports they might not otherwise tolerate.

Last week, it was held at Berliner Sports Park, and a second session will be held Tuesday through June 24 at KIPP Columbus, with registration ending Friday.

“It’s really just an opportunity to introduce all of these different sports … maybe even to a lot of kids who don’t have access to those sports, not in their communities or at school,” Erica Williams said. in charge of sporting committee events.

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