Summer is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy all your community has to offer. Fortunately, I grew up in Kings Charter, a neighborhood in Mechanicsville that supports healthy activities through its amenities, and I thrived in this environment. As a former athlete, I took full advantage of our playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, pools and weight room to keep me physically fit. However, since a diving accident three years ago, I don’t use our amenities like I once did but I still understand how important remaining active is to a healthy body, spirit, and mind. Now, I work out in a specialized gym with exercise physiologists trained to handle quadriplegics and others like me who have mobility issues.
Still, you don’t have to be an athlete with specialized equipment or experts to enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle, the camaraderie it fosters, or the fresh air it offers your lungs. I invite you to come out to the first-annual RollwithCole Sport-A-Thon on Saturday, August 9th, and join my neighbors and friends as we compete and play in some fun activities, all while benefitting those who are physically challenged.
The RollwithCole Sport-A-Thon will be an action-packed winner for all ages. The Kings Charter, Milestone, and AshCreek neighborhoods are teaming up with me to host several exciting tournaments for many different age groups.
The Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will give kids aged nine through 35+ a chance to showcase their skills on the court, the Sand Volleyball Blast (4v4) will surely be a spectator favorite, the KC Open Mixed Doubles Tennis Challenge will feature three different levels of play (and the winners’ prize is spectacular), Cole’s Corn Hole offers a fun alternative – especially for those who don’t enjoy posting up under the basket anymore – and there will also be three Cool Swim-A-Thons throughout the day. The Community 5K for Runners and Walkers kick starts it all with a chance to run, walk and roll as one!
Try getting your “roll on” as you navigate a sport wheelchair in a race! And be sure to give the Free Throw competition a shot! There will be so much more to keep you active and entertained while earning some sweet prizes and, perhaps, even some bragging rights! You might even spy a Flying Squirrel from time to time…things could get “Nutzy”!
So, come to Hanover and get your body moving August 9! You can register at the RollwithCole website. I hope to see you out there!