SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Local kids in the Sullivan area have the opportunity to not only stay healthy but have fun as they compete in different athletic events with Sullivan Youth Sports.
The spring season of sports was cancelled last year due to COVID-19, coaches and league presidents are happy to bring the kids back.
“When COVID started, we went through sign ups and then when they started shutting everything down. We had to cancel our leagues,” said youth sports board member Jesse Fifer. “It’s been a full year since we played our flag league.”
The league offers various sports including flag football, cheerleading and soccer. This year, the soccer league saw a record number of new sign ups.
“We have a record registration. 276 kids ranging from three-years-old to 13, across six different divisions,” said soccer president Tom Lammers. “Seeing record numbers this year is encouraging. We’ve got a lot of business support this year. We have a ton of volunteers for coaches and referees.”
The league and complex, is mostly run by volunteers who say they just want to give kids a chance to enjoy life after being in the house so long due to the pandemic. Some volunteers have children of their own who take part as well.
“They’ve been so young for long and now they’re starting to be able to get into sports and stuff and being active. I got a son and daughter they both play so I really enjoy it as a parent just being able to sit back and watch or if I help coach or coach.”
Any parents interested in having their child join the Sullivan sports league can receive more information by checking their Facebook page.