The greater Flint community came out in record numbers this fall in support of a fun, safe and educational flag football and volleyball season. Elementary students, grades kindergarten through sixth, from Flint Community Schools, International Academy of Flint, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint and other school districts displayed their talents and sportsmanship during a six week season of games at Southwestern and Northwestern High Schools. Players, parents, coaches, referees, and the Flint community were enthusiastic and highly engaged in this revival of elementary sports made possible through the Flint Community Education Initiative funded by the C.S. Mott Foundation.
The Flint Community Sports Program provides young athletes an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of sporting activities and compete in a number of sports events including, flag football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, cheerleading, tumbling, wrestling and much more. Although competing to win is important, the greater value lies in competing with honor, practicing good sportsmanship and being gracious in victory and defeat.
Flint Community sports are open to all students within Genesee County and volunteers are also welcomed to assist in various capacities. Feel free to contact any Community School Director at a Flint Community School site and International Academy of Flint, for more information, or you may also contact the Flint Community Sports team at (810) 235-7131. The benefits of students participating in sports are numerous particularly in the areas of academics, health and physical fitness, emotional and social wellbeing and opens the door to overall student success.