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August 17, 2016 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Charlie Linton, left, tries to maintain control of the ball as Kenneth Eckert, right, goes for the steal at Pioneer Elementary School on Aug. 10.

If you're looking for a fun way to get your child outside and active then you should check out the many opportunities offered by Skyhawks and the Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation Department.

Last week, from Aug. 8 to 12, Skyhawks held their Multi-sports Camp at Pioneer Elementary School. The camp was held every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and was open to children ages 6-12.

"This is my first year, and fourth week, as a director. If you're going to get a summer job it might as well be outside and working with little kids, you know. Sports have been my entire life. I've been playing soccer, baseball, football and basketball since I was five years old. I've been playing all kinds of sports for a long time and they've made me better on and off the field," said Zach Argue.

The Multi-sports camp covered a wide range of sports and has focuses in soccer, baseball, football and basketball. The structure of the camps is to make sure that they have fun while they play these sports and continue to participate in them after the camp is over. The hope is that they will go on to live healthier lifestyles with a passion of sports and activity driving them.

"I went to a couple of these Skyhawks camps as a kid. I was looking at this opportunity and I remembered that my coaches were so awesome and had such a great impact on me. I thought it'd be cool to come out here and do the same for some of these kids. Seeing a kid progress a lot over a week is incredible. You expect to see some kids that don't want to be here and they will pout the whole time, but these kids want it and work hard to get better. It's great to see them get better so quickly and give the extra effort," said Argue.

If you want to check out more information on Skyhawks camps then you can go to or call 360-403-3448. Also check out the other camps promoted by the Marysville Parks and Rec. at


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