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Published on July 22nd, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Mayor Steve Benjamin to Host 6th Annual Back-To-School Drills & Skills Clinics

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin is hosting the 6th Annual Back-to-School Drills & Skills Clinics for youth ages 6-17 from August 3-7, 2015.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn instructional skills in a variety of sports in this weeklong clinic held at several parks in the city. Clinics are free and open to the public. The clinics will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at each location. Registration ends Friday, July 24, 2015.

Registration has begun for the following clinics:

Basketball Clinic
Boys ages 6-9: Hyatt Park, 950 Jackson Avenue
Boys ages 10-13: Greenview Park, 6700 David Street
Boys and girls ages 14-17: Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 2300 Greene Street
Girls ages 6-13: Pinehurst Park, 2300 Pinehurst Road

Tennis Clinic
Boys and girls ages 6-17: Columbia Tennis Center, 1635 Whaley Street (No previous skills required to participate. Please wear white loose fitting clothes, tennis shoe, and hat or visor.)

Golf Clinic
Boys and girls ages 6-17: James E. Clyburn Golf Center, 2091 Slighs Avenue

Soccer Clinic
Boys and girls ages 6-17: Capital City Stadium, 301 S. Assembly Street

Girls ages 6-13: Greenview Park, 6700 David St. and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 2300 Greene St.

The week ends with a skills competition on Friday, August 7, at the following parks: Greenview, Hyatt, Pinehurst and Martin Luther King Jr. The skills competitions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Back-to-school supplies will be given to those participating in the clinics at the City’s annual Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, August 8 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. The bash will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Registration ends Friday, July 24, 2015. Registration forms can be submitted in the following ways:

In person at any City recreation centers (Click to visit the Parks and Recreation’s “Parks & Facilities” page online.)

In person at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 1111 Parkside Drive
Online at

For more information, please contact the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.


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