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OPTIMIST TRI-STAR PUNT, PASS & KICK COMPETITION
Give your child a chance to show their football skills at the free annual punt, pass and kick competition… and maybe pick up some metal for your mantle!
For 25 years, the Plant City Recreation & Parks Department has partnered with the Plant City Optimist Club to host the annual Optimist Football Tri-Star Punt, Pass & Kick Competition. The competition consists of three skills – punting, passing and place kicking – that are graded for distance and accuracy. The distances, adjusted for accuracy, are totaled for a combined distance, ranking the participant among their age group peers.
In 2017, over 50 youths took the challenge in five age groups: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15 (age is as of the day of event). Girls and boys compete in separate groups. The competition is scheduled for Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex, 2402 East Cherry Street. The participants will register on site and compete anytime between 8:30 and 11:00 am. Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each gender and age category will be announced at 11:30 am. Participants must wear sneakers/tennis shoes – no cleats allowed – and must use the event-provided ball and kicking tee.
Due to the generous support of the Plant City Optimist Club, this is a FREE event for all area youths! Not only do the Optimist’s provide the awards, but they also come out and handle the registration and grading for the competition. Just show up, sign up and put the ball up!
If you have questions, contact the Recreation & Parks Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813-659-4255.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM:
Elementary school children need an outlet to work off some energy after being cooped up in the classroom all day! It is important for them to have structured and productive out-of-school time!
Registration is underway for the Recreation & Parks After School Program! The group meets every 2018-2019 school day from 2:00 pm (1:00 pm on early release days) to 6:00 pm at the Planteen Recreation Center. The program offers a supervised and productive activities such as Study Hour homework time, physical outdoor activities and snacks.
The program is offered for the 180 school days. Other options are available for Fall Break (November 19-21), Winter Break (December 26-January 4) and Spring Break (March 18-22). Program is closed on city holidays.
The cost is a very reasonable $150 per semester per child (90 school days). That averages out to only $1.67 a day! Limited availability for transportation from Bryan, Burney, Jackson, Lincoln and Wilson Elementary Schools is only an additional $25 per semester per child. Additional fee assessed for late pick-up.
Don't wait! Space is limited!
A new Community Center is under development to replace the aging Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center. The design provides the City with its first municipal gymnasium and expanded programming space for all Plant City area residents to enjoy. We will keep you posted as the process moves forward.
September 17: While the architects work on the building plans, a request for quotes has been issued for the demolition of the existing building. A date for demolition will be announced in early October.
July 9: 30% plans and cost estimate are approved by the City Commission and the project gets the green light to move forward.
June 7: Link to a newspaper article
June 5 - Public Meeting: Graphics and fly-around animation were presented for public input. Link to the animation.
May 22 and May 29: An advisory Group of locals selected by the City Commissioners met with staff and the architects to develop a conceptual plan for the building siting on the property and a potential exterior appearance.
April 23: Architectural firm selected by the City Commission
March 27: Proposals from several architectural firms were received and reviews began.
February 12: City Commission authorized staff to proceed with an RFP for architectural services.
PLANTEEN RECREATION CENTER: Various programs are offered at the Planteen Recreation Center, 301 Dort Street.
Click this link for more information about the rec center or contact Recreation Supervisor Maggie Morona at the Planteen at email@example.com or 813-659-4256 to get information about the activities at the center!
The Plant City Tennis Center offers several youth programs during the school year:
- Lessons – unless noted differently, normally register early-mid month for the lessons which start the first week of the following month.
- Jr. Beginner Lessons – ages 8-14 – six classes over three weeks costs only $60 per person. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm.
- Tots Beginner Lessons – ages 4-7 – six classes over three weeks costs only $30 per person. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
- Adult Beginners - six classes over three weeks costs only $60 per person. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 to 7:45 pm.
- Team Tennis for Intermediate/Advanced Juniors – $80 per person per month – twice a week, check the Tennis Center for scheduling.
Watch the video below, presented by the National Recreation & Parks Association.