E-Newsletter 2/8/17
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Youth Soccer & Flag Football Registration Now Open

The Republic Parks & Recreation Department is taking individual and team registrations for Fall Youth Soccer. This co-ed soccer league is open to children ages 3-12 (age on first day of season). Age divisions are as follows:  3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12 years. The eight-game season begins on Thursday, September 6. The league fee is $175.00 per team for the 3-4 year-old division and $275.00 per team for the 5-12 year-old divisions. A $25.00 discount will be applied for resident teams. Games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Garoutte Field located at 210 E. Hines in Republic. 

Registration for Youth Flag Football is also open. Youth Flag Football is open to 1st–4th grade (current grade) and the six-game season will begin September 10. This league is designed to educate participants about football while emphasizing participation and sportsmanship. Players learn skills and lessons that will help them succeed both on and off the field. All games are played on Mondays at the Bervin White Memorial Baseball/Softball Complex. The fee is $200.00 per team with resident teams receiving a $25.00 discount.

The deadline to register for both programs is Friday, August 17. For more information, or to register an individual child, call (417) 732-3500 or stop by the Republic Community Center located at 711 E. Miller Road. All of our youth sports programs rely heavily on volunteer coaches.

Senior Movie Scheduled for July 26

The Senior Movie Day is offered the last Thursday of every month starting at 3:00 p.m. The Senior Movie Day is FREE and free coffee and popcorn will also be provided. July's movie will be A Dog's Purpose and will be shown on Thursday, July 26.

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Annual Youth Tigger Tri & Tiger Tri

Mark your calendar now to join the Republic Parks & Recreation Department and the Ozarks Multisport Club for the 8th Annual Republic Youth Tigger Tri to be held on Friday, August 10. The Tigger Tri utilizes all of the event set up for the adult Republic Tiger Tri held the following morning and gives kids the same opportunity of participating in a first-class triathlon event.

The race is available for all children ages 5-13 and begins at 6:45 p.m. A Beginner’s Course is mandatory for children ages 5-6 and optional for ages 7-10. A Challenge Course is optional for ages 7-10 and mandatory for ages 11-13. The fee for the race is $25 on or before June 30 and increases to $30 on July 1. Registrations include a technical participant shirt just like the adults receive in the Republic Tiger Tri. Registration for the 2018 Republic Youth Tigger Tri may be completed at the Republic Community Center and is limited to the first 100 participants.

Republic Parks & Recreation Department, in a cooperative effort with the Ozarks Multisport Club, will host the 12th Annual Republic Tiger Tri on August 11 beginning at 7:00 a.m. at Miller Park located at 711 E. Miller Rd. Title Sponsor for the 2018 event will be Larson Law Firm. This sprint style triathlon is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in competing in a triathlon for the first time, but challenging enough for even the most experienced triathletes. The triathlon features a 300 yard swim which is conducted in four to five feet of water at the Republic Aquatic Center, a 12.2 mile bike ride over rolling Ozark hills and a relatively flat 3.1 mile run course through residential portions of the city. A Super Sprint course is also available. Each portion of the Super Sprint (swim, bike, and run) will be half the normal distance. Racers can also compete in the “Double”, racing both the Sprint and the Super Sprint beginning with the Super Sprint.

Registration for the 2018 Tiger Tri may be completed online at www.republictri.com by 11:59 p.m. on August 9 or in person at the Republic Community Center by 7:00 p.m. on August 10. For more information, be sure to visit www.republictri.com.

got Mud? Run Registration Fee to Increase August 1

July 31 will be the last day to take advantage of discounted pricing for our 4th Annual got Mud? Run. The event will be held on Saturday, August 25. Ages 4-6 will begin at 8:15 a.m. and will have 14-15 obstacles to complete on a one mile course. Ages 7-10 can choose the 9:00 or 10:15 a.m. rush. There will be 16-18 obstacles on a 1.5 mile course. Ages 11-15 begin at 11:30 a.m. and will complete 20-22 obstacles on a 2 mile course. New this year is a family rush beginning at 12:45 p.m. This rush is open to youth ages 7-15 who MUST be accompanied by at least one family member or guardian who is age 16+. Each rush will be capped at 250 participants. The registration fee is $30 per person through July 31. Starting August 1, the fee will increase to $35. Be sure to register early! Registration can be completed online at www.republicmudrun.com (processing fees apply) or at the Republic Community Center. Thank you to our presenting sponsors BioLife Plasma Services and Smile Zone.

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Now Hiring!

Republic Parks & Recreation is currently hiring for several positions including Part-Time Front Desk Receptionist, Part-Time Program Coordinator, Soccer Referees, Flag Football Referees, and Gym Monitors. If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, please call 732-3500.

Volunteers in Parks (VIP) Program

Did you know that the Republic Parks & Recreation Department offers a VIP Program? VIP is short for “Volunteers in Parks”. Individuals seeking volunteer opportunities with our department are encouraged to become VIP members! As a member, you can choose what types of events or beautification projects you would like to assist with and get some great perks along the way. Upon registration with the program, members will receive a VIP Program Member car decal and welcome letter in the mail. Members also receive an official VIP t-shirt at their first volunteer shift to wear for all future volunteer opportunities. In addition, volunteer hours will be tracked; those that volunteer for eight or more hours within the calendar year will be invited to an annual VIP Recognition Event.    

Local businesses and organizations are also encouraged to sign up as a VIP Community Partner and volunteer together as a team! As a VIP Community Partner, your business/organization will be recognized at any events in which you volunteer, announced at the annual VIP Recognition Event, and receive a VIP Community Partner decal for your door or window. Those volunteering through a business/organization will also receive the VIP t-shirt.

There will be several volunteer opportunities in the coming months with the Youth Tigger and Tiger Tri Events and the got Mud? Run.

For more information or to join the program, stop by the Republic Community Center or visit the VIP Program section of the city website at www.republicmo.com. Any questions should be directed to Chelsea Small, Recreation Supervisor, at 732-3500 or csmall@republicmo.com.

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For more information about any of our programs, call us at 732-3500, visit us online at www.republicmo.com, or like us on Facebook!

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