For Immediate Release: June 14, 2011
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Heritage Park Aquatic Complex To Host Olympic Day
June 25 Event Commemorates Modern Olympic Games
HENDERSON, Nev. – Olympic Day is an annual international event celebrated by thousands of people in 60 countries. It commemorates the modern Olympic Games and promotes physical fitness, fair play, and sportsmanship. Kids and teens can help the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department celebrate from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.). Daily admission applies ($1-$2 per person).
Councilwoman Gerri Schroder will kick off the event by sharing the importance of perseverance, respect, fair play, and always doing one’s best. Participating children and teens will take part in a variety of aquatic games and competitions, all designed to keep kids physically fit while promoting good sportsmanship.
“One of the most important philosophies of the Olympic Games is that through participation in sports, people of all ages and backgrounds and from all nations can work together peacefully toward common goals,” said Angela Summers, Aquatics supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “What make this philosophy so compelling is that it can be applied not just to sporting events, but also in our daily lives.”
For additional information, call 267-4000 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 52 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 60 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.