DEPARTMENT REPORT | RECREATION Youth Athletics In March, the youth basketball 10U and 12U teams were crowned Western District SCAP Champions in Division 1, while the 12U team was runner-up in the SCAP State tournament. Interest and participation continues to grow for flag football, with numbers up from 51 last year to 81 this year. Flag football games begin April 19th. The 12U All-Star team. Lacrosse games began on April 14th. Also on April 14th was Opening Day for softball and baseball. Mauldin Rec Night with Greenville Drive took place April 13th. The 10U basketball team. Sports Center The Sports Center hosted more than 2,000 fitness classes in March. Personnel are preparing for the Sports Center’s Fitness Frenzy Open House on April 28th, where members of the public will be invited to bring guests and take group fitness classes, access the fitness floor and rock wall, and even bring kids for a conditioning class. At the beginning of the month, the Sports Center hosted the Peacock Road Race with over 200 registered to participate. The event raised more than $12,000 for research on the causes and prevention of SIDS.
Ray Hopkins Senior Center More than 4,000 visitors came to the Senior Center in March, enjoying day trips, theatrical productions, educational classes, and more. The Elderberries Drama Club performed their take of the classic TV show M*A*S*H, with lunch following the show provided by Pat Fielosh. Members also enjoyed the Mill Town Players’ production of To Kill a Mockingbird. Seniors enjoyed a pontoon boat excursion onto the waters of Lake Jocassee to study the loons that migrate to and from the lake. Senior Center members also took a trip to watch the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hocket team take on the South Carolina Stingrays in one of the last games of the season. March classes included jewelry making, sewing, iPad classes, health and exercise classes, a self defense class and a CPR workshop. The Senior Center also hosted sessions for AARP taxes, with approximately 45 seniors taking advantage of this opportunity every Thursday. This month also marked the 2-year anniversary of the Senior Center’s Pickleball games. March Sports Center Membership Members Households Other | 1,001 Walk Pass | 714 FREE | 462 Walk Plus | 82 2,269 1,648