Backyard Sports began with a desire to meet an unmet need for our kids here in the Gorge. We found that there were no opportunities for young kids here in the gorge to play sports and that most kids don't live in neighborhoods where they get to play with others on a regular basis. We decided that an after-school program that allowed kids to run and play together while learning valuable skills about teamwork, winning and losing, and how to encourage and support one another, would be our first step.
This program is labor intensive so that we can provide the safety and security we require. The program has been very successful… the kids, their parents, the school (Lake Lure Classical Academy), the volunteers and the community all benefit and are anxious for us to continue.
We will need a large number of volunteers to help with this ministry which requires only your love and concern for these kids. There is a signup form for anyone wishing to volunteer.
This ministry meets every Monday afternoon at Morse Park or the Church (depending on weather) when the kids have school from 3:15 - 5 and a snack is provided. All children ages 5-12 are welcome to participate. Please contact Marily if you have any questions.
To participate in Backyard Sports, click on the Registration Form above and complete it, and then return to this page and print the (1) Consent and Release form and (2) the Bus Form. Please provide the necessary information, sign and return both forms to the school.