For Immediate Release: July 20, 2010
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department Sets Flag Football Registration
HENDERSON, Nev. – The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting registration for its men’s and co-rec adult flag football leagues Aug. 2 through Sept. 3. Registration is $200 per team and must be made in person at the Sports office, located at Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd., from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. weekdays or from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Play begins the week of Sept. 12.
The program offers a men’s 5-on-5 league as well as a co-rec 6-on-6 league featuring a 7-game season played on Sunday afternoons and evenings. All teammates must have identical jerseys with numbers and flags. Although flag football is a non-contact sport, mouth guards are recommended. The organized program emphasizes teamwork, strategy, sportsmanship, and physical fitness.
“Flag football is an excellent way to get an intense workout that doesn’t feel like exercise at all,” said Ted Lockamon, Recreation Services supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “You can build strength, increase speed and improve hand/eye coordination while burning anywhere from 560 to 700 calories per hour. It’s a great way to stay fit.”
For additional information, visit cityofhenderson.com or call 267-5717.