Season begins end of July
By Colin Anderson
Youth sports are back in Bonners Ferry. The crack of the bat can be heard at T-ball practices and games, and very soon the soccer players will have a chance to practice, play and compete again. Registration is currently open for youth soccer. Boys and girls ages 4 through 13 are welcome to sign up and must do so before the Saturday, July 11, deadline. The cost is $25 per child. The season kicks off on July 28 and runs through September 10. Games and practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at either 5:30 or 6pm.
Signups are available online at BoundaryCountyParksandRecreation.sportsites.com/player. Paper registration forms are available outside of the parks office, or they can be printed off online at BoundaryCountyID.org. There is a drop box at the Parks and Recreation office located at the fairgrounds that the paper registration forms can be turned in at. Also, anyone wanting to volunteer to coach should fill out a paper registration form and the registration fee for their child will be waived.
The Parks and Recreation Department is always appreciative of sponsors and volunteers to help make its youth sports programs fun and positive for its participants. While volunteer coaches are vital, the program is also in need of volunteer officials to help out at games. Community members can help with various fundraisers and businesses can donate funds to help sponsor a team of their choice. Whether the donation is monetary or time, it goes a long way toward making the program a success. Feel free to contact Youth Sports Director Sarah Skinner at 208.304.3603 for additional information.