Parks and Rec to hold sign-ups, interest meetings

By: Staff report

LAURINBURG — Scotland County Parks and Recreation will begin registration for fall sports on July 3 at Scotland Place or Wagram Recreation Center.

Parks and Rec will be offering soccer, football, volleyball and cheerleading this fall and registration begins Monday and runs through Aug. 11. The cost is $15 per participant.

Soccer has added a three-year-old age group this year, so that program will be available to boys and girls ages three to 14. Children participating in soccer will also receive new uniforms that were purchased in the off season.

Additions were also made the football and cheerleading programs. Parks and Rec will now be offering flag football and a cheerleading league for five and six-year-old boys and girls. Cheerleading will be offered to children up to age 12.

Flag football will have 5u and 6u teams along with an 8u team. Tackle football will have two leagues this year, a 10u and 12u team. Football games and practices will be held at Legion Park.

Parks and Rec is also introducing a new aspect to the football program, the Scotland County (NFL) Combine.

“This exciting opportunity will give every football player an opportunity to showcase their skills to prepare for the draft,” according to the organization’s website.

This year’s volleyball program will be for girls in fifth and sixth grade.

“We have to have participation to make these exciting times possible so help us spread the word and make memories for years to come,” the website goes on to read.

Unified Sports League Meeting

Scotland County Parks and Recreation will hold an interest meeting on July 18 at 6 p.m. at Scotland Place for parents who have children with special needs that are interested in playing in a Unified Sports League. The meeting will be to discuss the possibility of getting the program up and running. The meeting will be a round-table type discussion.

Adult Softball Meeting

Scotland County Parks and Recreation will hold an interest meeting on July 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Scotland Place, 1210 Turnpike Rd. in Laurinburg for adults that are interested in playing in an adult softball league.

For more information on any of these events or sign ups contact Edmund Locklear, 910-277-2589 or Cody Suggs, 910-277-2588.

Staff report