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Councilmember Thomas Announces Spring Break “Swing Sports” Day Camp

Guest Victoria Leonard-Chambers

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Guest Victoria Leonard-Chambers

Ward 5 Councilmember Harry “Tommy” Thomas, Jr. announces DC’s first-ever spring break “swing sports” day camp for 100 youngsters. The day camp will be held at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center from Monday, March 24, 2008 through Friday, March 28, 2008. The camp is an initiative of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, the Greater Washington Sports Alliance, Langston Legacy, and Team Thomas. Camp details are listed below.


The week-long day camp, which coincides with the spring break of DC Public Schools, is the first of its kind in the District and will provide instruction in baseball/softball, tennis, and golf. The camp will keep kids busy from 8:30 am until 5 pm. Mornings will be spent practicing baseball and softball. During the early afternoon, kids will go to Langston Golf Course to learn to drive, put, and chip. After returning to Turkey Thicket at 3 pm, camp attendees will take tennis lessons. Parents must complete a registration form and a signed waiver to enroll their children. Interested parents should call Angel Nix at 202.724.8028.


“Too often our children have nothing constructive to do during spring break,” said Councilmember Thomas. “I wanted to break that trend and provide kids with a fun week of physical activities that exposes them to the various swing sports. As Chair of the Council’s Committee on Libraries, Parks, and Recreation, my goal is to ensure that our recreation centers offer sports camps like this throughout the year,” said Thomas.


Who: Ward 5 Councilmember Harry “Tommy” Thomas, Jr.,


What: 2008 Spring Break “Swing Sports” Camp, an initiative of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, Langston Legacy, the Greater Washington Sports Alliance, and Team Thomas


When: 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday, March 24 through Friday, March 28, 2008


Where: Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 10th Street and Michigan Avenue, NE

(transportation to Langston Golf Course is provided)



For more information, contact Vicky Leonard-Chambers, Office of Councilmember Harry "Tommy" Thomas, Jr., at


202.727.8204 (work) or 202.683.9053 (cell).

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