I recently had the privilege of participating in opening ceremonies for our Parks and Recreation Department’s summer baseball and softball leagues. I could not help but marvel, as I do every year, at the kids in their new uniforms parading across Pratte Field in front of a large crowd of proud parents and grandparents, filled with hope for the new season and the sheer joy of being in such a magnificent setting with family and friends. I played baseball in that same recreation league almost forty years ago, and I know its positive influence on Boulder City’s youth dates back long before my time.
Recreation league sports feed our little league and high school programs, which finished out the spring with a big bang as usual. The BCHS boys and girls swim teams both took State again for the umpteenth consecutive year, and the boy’s baseball repeated for a back-to-back State Champs. Our boy’s golf team and our track and field teams also fared well in their regional and state tournaments. On each of these teams, there were numerous athletes who distinguished themselves with many personal-best performances and individual honors.
Boulder City has exceptional youth programs and our families are blessed to have them. The quality of the programs, the dedication by the coaches, staff, and administrators, and particularly the attendance and support shown by our community is unparalleled. Moreover, our landscape crews always keep our fields and facilities well-manicured and in pristine playing condition.
The recreation department also offers dance, cheerleading, arts and crafts, music, martial arts, robotics, horsemanship, and many other classes led by top-notch instructors available to our youth.
I usually don’t like to brag too much. However, when it comes to Boulder City youth programs, I am not shy about gushing. We are blessed to live in such an amazing community, and our youth continue to make us proud wherever they go.
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