BALTIMORE — Baltimore City’s Recreation & Parks will host the first ever Charm City Games in July.
Teens between the ages of 12 and 14 are invited to represent their district in a week-long, Olympic-style sports tournament.
"Connecting communities through competition is so important," said Reginald Moore, executive director of Baltimore City Recreation & Parks. “This is a great opportunity for our young men and women to come out and compete and have fun and be engaged together."
Participants will compete in a variety of games including soccer, basketball, track and field, and tennis. The athletes will form teams and compete for the Charm City Cup.
“The inaugural Charm City Games will engage our youth in positive recreational activities and help boost civic engagement by putting them in direct contact with their elected city council representatives,” said Mayor Jack Young. “I’m looking forward to spirited competition and having our young people engage in positive activities.”
Parents can register their children online or at Herring Run, Virginia S. Baker, Northwood, Walter P. Carter, CC Jackson, Roosevelt and Edgewood Recreation Centers. Registration is open through Friday, June 14.
Parents, mentors and community leaders can also register as team coaches.
The Charm City Games will kick-off with an opening ceremony at Baltimore City Hall on Saturday, July 13. The main sporting events will be held at various locations throughout the city through June 20.