April 18, 2014 in Features

Activities expo helps fight summer blahs

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The Spokane Youth Sports Association, which organizes youth soccer, will be among more than 30 organizations represented at Saturday’s summer activities expo.
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A summer-activities expo on Saturday offers one-stop shopping for families seeking an antidote to that old summer refrain: “I’m boooored.”

More than 30 organizations will set up booths at the Warehouse Athletic Facility to present information on sports, theater, arts, outdoors and other activities for children ages 18 months to 18 years.

Some organizations will do demonstrations and set up games, and some will offer on-site registration for summer activities. The library will be signing up kids for library cards.

“We’ve got most of the major players, from the YMCA to the SYSA and the city and county recs organizations, and then some of the ones you might not know about,” said Phil Champlin, executive director of the HUB Sports Center, who helped to organize the event.

The expo is free. Also, there will be a bounce house.

The roster of organizations slated to participate is diverse. Along with parks and recreation departments and the Spokane Youth Sports Association, representatives will be on hand from Interplayers Theatre, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, the Spokane Public Library and SoccerTots.

“Just about anything that you can think (of) that your kid might be interested in, somebody will be there that you can ask questions in person,” Champlin said.

There’s a little something for the parents, too. Adults who visit 15 booths will be eligible to win a night at the Davenport Hotel or Tower.

Adrian Rogers

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Warehouse Athletic Facility, 800 N. Hamilton St.

Admission: Free.

Online: Participating organizations are listed at www.hubsportscenter.org/summer-kids-expo.

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