This fall, the Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department was awarded a grant to help build a new youth sports program called Start Smart Sports. The Start Smart Sports Development Program is for kids ages 3 to 5 years old and works to introduce them to organized sports with their parent or guardian right there by their side. The program is designed to be informative and fun, so children and parents will have a positive first time sports experience, building the confidence to continue participating in sports beyond this introductory level.

This grant will help purchase the start-up equipment needed to get the program going as well as the materials and curriculum to keep the program structured and running smoothly. 

Another great element to this program is the take home equipment families receive as part of their registration. When you register for a Start Smart program, you will receive items such as balls and cones that are helpful for practicing drills and lesson at home. 

The Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department is very excited to begin offering this great program and to continue to grow a strong, connected community with fun and enjoyable recreational programs.