Parks and Recreation Announces Double Dutch Skills Competition
FREE health screenings and sports physicals will also be available. There will be Zumba Fitness for the intermission at the Double Dutch Skills Competition.
The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department applied for and was awarded a Reviving Double Dutch in Communities Initiatives grant for $25,000 through the Office on Women's Health. The purpose of the funding is to develop a model Double Dutch program that can be replicated throughout South Carolina that motivates, educates and empowers children to increase their physical activity levels. The results of this program include:
- Increasing opportunities for children to engage in both an organized and free-time physical activity with their peers that is affordable.
- Increasing parent and community awareness of the importance of physical activity for children and how Double Dutch can improve fitness.
In the efforts to increase awareness of Double Dutch as a means to physical fitness for our youth in conjunction with Let's Move Columbia initiative, the Parks & Recreation Department has held two Double Dutch Mini-Camps to expose youth throughout the Midlands to Double Dutch. The first mini-camp was held on November 5, 2011 at Martin Luther King Park and had 75 participants and the second mini-camp was held on March 24, 2012 at Greenview Park and had over 100 participants.
For more information, call the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department at 803.545.3100.