Young Athletes Compete in the 17th Annual Hershey’s Track & Field Games

Young Athletes Are Activated to Compete at the 17th Annual Hershey’s Track and Field Games
Games Sponsored by the Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation
Six hundred young Houstonians will compete during the 17th Annual Hershey’s Track & Field Games on Friday, June 28 for youth ages 9-13, and Tuesday, July 9, 2019 for youth ages 6-8. The event will be held at Barnett Stadium, 6800 Fairway Drive, Houston, TX 77087. Young athletes will compete for medals in the 50-meter dash; 100-meter dash; 200-meter run; 400-meter run; standing broad jump and softball throw.
WHO:
600 Youth Athletes ages 9-13
Houston Parks and Recreation Department Staff
Volunteer Referees and Race Officials
WHAT:
17th Annual Hershey’s Track & Field Games
WHEN:
Friday, June 28, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:
Barnett Sports Complex
6800 Fairway
Houston, TX 77087
The games provide an opportunity for young athletes to be active and develop long-term exercise habits for a healthier lifetime. The Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation has been a generous sponsor of the games since 2000.

About the Houston Parks and Recreation Department
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) stewards and manages over 37,851 acres of parkland and greenspace for the City of Houston and develops and implements recreational programming for citizens of all abilities.

Contact:
Estella Espinosa
Office: 832.395.7022
Mobile: 832.465.4782
Estella.Espinosa@houstontx.gov (mailto:Estella.Espinosa@houstontx.gov)

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