Bensenville Park District to host August 6 Sports Dayz

Residents can participate in sports activities at three different parks

Bensenville, Ill.—It’s training camp season, and the Bensenville Park District invites residents of all ages to “meet us at the park” to take part in one of the many Sports Dayz activities taking place at Poplar Park, Sunrise Park and Woodcrest Park between 9:30 a.m. and noon Saturday, August 6.

“Here’s your chance to try a new sport or to show off your skills with your friends at one of our neighborhood parks,” says Bensenville Park District Superintendent of Recreation Mike Hayes. “This free event is geared toward kids of all ages and genders, so we look forward to seeing you at the park!”

The fun begins at Poplar Park at 9:30 a.m. when participants will be able to take part in a three-point shooting contest in addition to getting their kicks with a soccer free kick.

From 10 to 11 a.m., Sunrise Park will host a floor hockey shooting skills competition as well as a two-ball, two-player basketball team competition where each team will have one minute to score as many baskets as they can from designated spots on the court to accumulate points and take home the crown.

Come to Woodcrest Park from 11 a.m. to noon to punt, pass and kick the football around the field. Winners are determined by the distance and accuracy of their punts, passes, and kicks.

Sports Dayz is a part of the Bensenville Park District’s Park ‘n Play initiative aimed at meeting people where they live by providing programming in neighborhood parks. More than 50 events are taking place in Bensenville parks as part of the initiative this summer. A complete listing of activities taking place in neighborhood parks can be found online at

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