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DUBUQUE SPORTS & RECREATION FESTIVAL
Dubuque Sports & Recreation Festival. On Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grand River Center, TEAM Dubuque, in partnership with several area businesses and organizations, sponsored the Dubuque Sports & Recreation Festival (DSRF). Admission to this event was free to the public.
This festival provided the Dubuque community with a single comprehensive event to learn about and register for the variety of great sports and recreational activities that develop, sustain, strengthen, and promote the community as an attractive place to live, work, and engage in lifelong recreational activities. In addition, area organizations had an opportunity for their current participants to perform and showcase their skills on stage. The festival combines area sports and recreation organizations, as well as the general public, with educational, informative, and interactive features, resulted in a wholesome family-friendly event that attracted youth and adults in far greater numbers than any organization could on its own.
As the community grew, more opportunity existed for children and adults to be involved in recreational activities. However, families do not truly know what is available or the proper people to contact. The DSRF provided area families with the opportunity to see what was available in the community and actually sign up for little league baseball, soccer and more.
The Dubuque Community School District wellness educators returned with the ever-popular Speed Stacks competition from 9-11:30 a.m. The main stage also welcomed back popular performances by the Jazzy Jumpers, That’s My Dog, the Dubuque Karate Club, the Dubuque Soccer Club, and dance performances by Studio 5678 the Dubuque Dance Studio & Gymnastics Club. Children’s Activities, sports memorabilia and more the 50 exhibitors rounded out the experience.
365ink, January 2011, p. 5