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7/16-19 On Your Mark, Get Set, Compete!!!

Posted by novoscene on July 16, 2008

If you’re just bursting at the seams to see some top notch athleticism and can’t wait ’til this Summer’s Olympics, or if you’ve just got a gaggle of kids running around with nothing to do over the next 4 days, then the 42nd Annual US Youth Games have the cure for what ails ya.

From now through Saturday, hundreds of the country’s best young athletes will be descending on the city for a full palate of muscle stretching, brain bending competition. Teens ranging from 13-15 will be participating, Olympic style, in tons of competitions including Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Bowling, Golf, Double Dutch Jump Rope, Chess and Academics. The games also feature alternative Boating and Table Tennis exhibitions for the kiddies.

Things kick off tonight with the Opening Ceremonies over at Woodminster Amphitheater and continue at various locals around the city starting tomorrow.  Get the full schedule over at the event website, then get out and support the next generation of US Olympians.-kwan

42nd Annual U.S. Youth Games
Opening Ceremonies
Free
6pm
Woodminster Amphitheater
3304 Joaquin Miller Rd. Oakland
http://oaklandnet.com/parks/youthgames

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