SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – Sault High School will be hosting a fundraiser on August 11, 2012 at Van Citters Athletic Field on Seymour St. in Sault Ste. Marie.
“Running With the Devils” is a 5k Run/Walk intended to raise funds to re-introduce Freshman-level football back into the sports program. Awards are given to the fastest man and fastest woman from both the walk and run categories. They will receive an Athletic Pass for the Sault High 2012-13 Sports. Sault High Football T-Shirts will be given to the top make and female runners in each specified age group.
The true success of any sport relies on the athlete learning the basics at an early level in their career. At the beginning of the season, players are encouraged to show respect for their teammates, parents, referees and anyone else involved in the sport. That respect builds better players and strong friendships and provides kids a way to become physically fit.
By the end of the year, kids understand the game, they feel good about themselves and the parents light up!
The event is on August 11, 2012 at the Van Citters Athletic Field at 813 Seymour St. You can register at Van Citters field from 7:30 – 8:30 am on the day of the event, or you can pick up a form at the Sault High Athletic Office or visit them on Facebook . You can also download the registration form below and present it during your registration on Saturday. The race starts at 9:00 am sharp!
Age categories for participants are: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. Refreshments will be available after the race and water is provided.
6 Benefits of Playing Team Sports
Exercise – This is the most obvious one. Team sports require practice and game play. The kids are out there moving, instead of sitting in the house. Some games involve more running than others, but they all require some level of physical activity.
Social Interaction – Kids spend time developing relationships with their teammates and coaches. They learn to work together, have fun, and achieve a common goal at the same time. Also, many great friendships are formed on the playing field.
Keeping Busy – How many times have you heard “I’m bored” from your kids? Team sports give them something positive to do. Not only during scheduled events like practices and games, but also practicing at home. Once your kids are in sports, your answer to “I’m bored” can be, “you could practice.” Keeping busy also helps kids stay out of trouble. Busy kids don’t have time to fill with, shall we say, less than productive endeavors.
Academics – Studies show that kids who play sports do better in school than others. They learn to manage their time, and they develop goal-oriented thinking. They learn that if they work hard, they can achieve. And they apply this to all areas of their life.
Self-Esteem – Kids who play sports receive encouragement and praise for their efforts. They learn that if they strive for improvement, they can achieve it. This can have a powerful and positive effect on their level of confidence in sports and life in general.
Love … of the Game – When kids grow up playing a sport, they develop an attitude toward health and fitness that carries over into adulthood. It forms the basis for living an active lifestyle in the future. Some kids also become avid fans of the sport, and that passion often lasts a lifetime.