The Rec Report: September 2015

n this issue of the Rec Report, find out about a new Early Childhood program, scheduled facility maintenance and youth basketball registration. Don’t forget, you can find activities to keep your family connected by visiting us on any of our social media channels.
New early childhood program coming this fall

Bring your child to participate in the most unique song and movement program available to preschool and Kindergarten students today. TOT is a basketball handling, motor development and fitness program for students ages 3 – 5. The course appeals to both athletic and non-athletic boys and girls. Classes are held at the Westside Event Center, 2150 Countryplace Parkway, each Tuesday from 9 – 9:45 a.m. beginning Sept. 8. 
Sign up for both sessions in order to receive the full TOT experience. Visit pearlandparks.com or call 281.412.8900 to register.
Family Matters Fun Run set for Sept. 19

The Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with Counseling Connections for Change to host a 5K and 10K Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m at Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway. Both courses are sanctioned by USATF and proceeds will benefit Counseling Connections for Change.
Registration is $35. Visit pearlandtx.gov/funrun for information.
Register for youth basketball

Youth basketball players, ages 7 to 14, are invited to sign up for recreation youth basketball. The league is designed to teach teamwork, the fundamentals of basketball, and better prepare players for future basketball teams. The season consists of one weekly practice with a 7-week game schedule and single elimination playoff for the top 4 teams in each division with the exception of the 8 & under division. Register online at pearlandparks.com or call 281.412.8900 for more information.
Gymnasium floor repairs scheduled

The Recreation Center gymnasium will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 31 for floor maintenance. The gymnasium will reopen Sept. 4. All other facility amenities will be available during normal business hours. We apologize for any inconvenience the closure may cause. To view the complete list of closures, visit pearlandparks.com.
Mark your calendar for a Pearland Safety Day

The Fire Department is hosting a free community education event on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Recreation Center & Natatorium sports fields, located on the north side of the facility. Come by to watch fire demos, meet the City’s arson K9, and learn about safety and fire prevention.

Volunteer youth basketball coaches needed

Are you passionate about supporting kids and enhancing their lives? The Parks & Recreation Department is looking for volunteer coaches for the winter youth basketball league. Coaches must commit to one practice and one game per week. Weekday practices begin Dec. 7 and the first game day is Saturday, Jan. 9. 
Interested adults must complete the volunteer application and background check atpearlandtx.gov/parkvolunteer. Once approved, contact the Assistant Athletic Coordinator at 281.412.8905 to confirm your coaching assignment.
National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 6

National Night Out is the nation’s night out against crime. This year, Texas residents will celebrate the 31st Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Every year, Pearland residents come out by the hundreds to join their neighbors at block parties all across the city.
During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Pearland and across the nation are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and EMS paramedics. Register your block party at pearlandtx.gov/nno.

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