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Free archery, basketball clubs now open

FLINT – Youth interested in basketball or archery can now sign up for the second round of youth sports being offered in Flint Community Schools, through the Community Education Initiative. Registration is free and open to youth in grades 4-7 for basketball and grades 4-12 for archery.

Flint’s Community Education Initiative, a partnership between Flint Community Schools and a collaborative of community organizations led by the Crim Fitness Foundation, will provide a wide range of free sports programming now through July 29. Participation in Flint Community Education Sports is available to all children; enrollment in the Flint Community School District is not a requirement.

“Our goal is to give kids in our community a safe, welcoming and fun environment to be physically active and engage in sports and sportsmanship,” said Mike Maienbrook, Director of Community Athletics at Flint Community Schools. “I feel this program gives them exactly that. This program is great for the children and for our community as a whole.”

Basketball and archery sessions will take place at Eisenhower, Durant-Tuuri-Mott and Potter elementary schools and Brownell/ Holmes STEM academies. Families can select the school that best meets their needs when registering at This session runs Nov. 2 through Dec. 17. Details: 810-767-8122. — L.P.

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