Bolingbrook Park District celebrating Olympic Day

The spirit of the Olympic Movement will roll into Bolingbrook as Bolingbrook Park District hosts a free family event in celebration of Olympic Day.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at the Annerino Community Center. Participants can complete their own Olympic journey by taking part in 11 different Olympic-style activities. Upon completion, they will receive a certificate and medal.

“We are excited to take part in Olympic Day and inspire kids in the Bolingbrook community,” said Maureen Franzen, Recreation Manager/Gymnastics & Cheer. “Bolingbrook Park District is proud to support the Olympic Movement and encourage children to lead healthy, active lives.”

The Bolingbrook Park District activity is one of more than 2,000 events taking place nationwide during the month of June. The events, designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement, feature athlete appearances, family-friendly activities and interactive learning experiences.

Around the world, more than 160 countries take part in the annual celebration. Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. In the U.S., Olympic Day events range from small gatherings to large, citywide events.

For more information about Olympic Day, please contact Maureen Franzen at 630-783-6518 or mfranzen@bolingbrookparks.org.

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