By Mike Thayer
When I was a kid, you and your neighborhood buddies put together a wiffleball game in somebody's back yard, an open field or maybe at the school yard. You played to win and most times you played several games, you played until you got bored, it got dark or it was time for somebody to go eat dinner. In my neighborhood, we didn't need taxpayer subsidized *organization*. What the heck happened? Why is this even considered necessary? And non-competitive? My goodness, we're raising a generation of wusses who won't be able to do anything for themselves......
From a city of Iowa City press release (below), which cost residents money to compile, draft and send out..... That's right, residents are paying somebody to issue wiffleball press releases.... A wiffleball press release....... Really? C'mon..... What used to be simple, neighborhood pickup games at no cost (besides a one time family purchase of a wiffleball and bat), now comes at a great cost, and more than just financial.
ICRD Youth Wiffleball Camp
Posted by: Recreation
Mailing List(s): Classes, Programs & Events
- Parks & Recreation
Originally Posted 7/3/2012 1:15:30 PM
July 9 - July 12
6-8 Year Olds: 9-10 am (8973.S12)
9-12 Year Olds: 10-11 am (9973.S12)
"ICRD sport camps are geared for recreational play. Participants will learn and develop skills through fun moving drills in a non-competitive atmosphere."
For more information about the ICRD Summer Sports Camps contact the Iowa City Recreation Division at (319)356-5100. Online registration available at www.icgov.org/pr