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Free youth events at the Downtown Summer Fest to kickoff Olympics & Paralympics

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Downtown Summer Fest is happening Saturday, July 27 in Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation will have free youth events happening all day long.

Downtown Summer Fest is a day filled with excitement to kickoff the Paris Olympics in Olympic City USA. Cultural demonstrations, live music and community engagement will be on display while Olympic & Paralympic competition will be on the big screen in the Museum Plaza.

Below is a list of the free youth events:

Sasquatch Shuffle 1K

The Sasquatch Shuffle 1K will happen at 9 a.m. before the Rocky Mountain 5K at America the Beautiful Park. More information here.

Rush Soccer Clinic

Pikes Peak Rush Soccer Club will be hosting a free youth soccer clinic on the east side of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. Children of all abilities are welcome. Below is a lift of times that each age group will participate:

  • five – eight year old: 11:30 a.m. – noon
  • nine – 12 year old: 12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • 12+: 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

More information here.

USA Basketball Clinic

USA Basketball will be hosting a free youth basketball clinic on the west side of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. Children of all abilities are welcome. Each participant gets a free USA Basketball t-shirt. Below is a lift of times that each age group will participate:

  • six – nine year old: noon – 12:45 p.m.
  • 10 – 13 year old: 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • 14 – 17 year old: 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

More information here.

Olympian and Paralympian Meet & Greets

Olympians and Paralympians will be at the Olympic City USA Booth from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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