Registration opens for Fun-a-thon Activities

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Registration has opened for the 11th Annual Family Fun-a-thonís 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament, Talent Showcase and Soccer Clinic set for Sunday, February 18, 2007 at Olivet Nazarene University.

The event is sponsored by the Pledge for Life Partnership and the I-KAN Regional Office of Education to benefit the Life Education Centersí healthy lifestyle and substance abuse prevention programs.

The 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament is for 5th, 6th grade and 7th and 8th grade boys and girls. Cost to enter for a team of four is $40, which includes admittance into the Family Fun-a-thon. Teams will begin playing at noon.

The talent showcase is opened to individuals, families and groups ages 5 to adult. The showcase begins at 2 p.m. Dance entries are not allowed. The entry fee is $5 per person, which includes admittance into the Fun-a-thon.

A pre-event soccer clinic for boys and girls ages 6 to 14 also is being held in conjunction with the Fun-a-thon and will run from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Cost is $15, which includes admittance to the Fun-a-thon.

Registrations will be taken through February 1, 2007. To obtain a registration form, call the Partnership office at 936-4606.

Additional Fun-a-thon activities that do not require pre-registration include Pampered Parents Seated Massages & Manicures, projects with Art Start Studio, the Fun-a-thon Fair for younger kids, the Fun-a-thon Family Challenge, an inside walking track, science demonstrations, interactive fitness exhibits, scrap booking, face painting, Harold Meet & Greet, refreshments, door prizes and more.

Doors open to the public at 1:30 p.m. and the event will end at 4:30 p.m. General admission is $5; children under 3 years old are free.

All proceeds from the pre-clinic, tournament, showcase and general Fun-a-thon admittance fee will benefit the LEC program which reaches more than 16,000 K-12 students in both Kankakee and Iroquois counties. To learn more, call the Pledge for Life Partnership at 936-4606.

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