Tom Conklin wants to keep kids active during the summer months, so the timing of the seventh annual Jumpstart Track and Field Extravaganza is perfect in many ways.
The event, which is sponsored by the Jumpstart Youth Organization and District 21 Physical Education Specialists, runs from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 on the campus of Wahtonka High School.
The meet features youths from kindergarten through fifth grades competing in numerous athletic events.
Ribbons are awarded to the top five placers in each age division, boys and girls.
Conklin and his fellow instructors will provide the children with directions to help them compete in the 50-, 100-, 200-, 400- and 800-meter runs, along with the long jump, javelin and a triple jump demonstration.
Children from Mosier, Dallesport, Goldendale, Hood River, Dufur, Sherman and Wasco counties are invited to join in on the track and field fun for bragging rights.
May and June are crucial times to take part in summer activities, and the 20th annual summer hoops camp is scheduled to run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. from June 24-28 at Dufur High School.
The camp is limited to 75 boys and 75 girls from second through ninth grades.
Registration fees are set at $85 for the first child and a second child in the same family can sign for a discounted price.
After June 10, the fee is $90.
Registration fees come with a water bottle, a shirt and swimming at Dufur Pool.
This is a critical fundraiser for Dufur schools and many other area programs.
For info on either the track or hoops events, call -541-340-9307 or e-mail tdconklin @qnect.net.