'Kidlympics' Draws Dozens of Kids

The first "Kidlympics' of Red Brick School attracts children from ages 3-14 to a track and field event that was much more about having fun than winning.

Dozens of children ages 3-14 ran dashes and relays, tossed softballs and Frisbees, and jumped as far as they could late Saturday afternoon at the Barrington High School track.

It was the first “Kidlympics” track and field event sponsored by Red Brick School in Barrington.

The Olympics-style competition was really much more about having fun under sunny skies and in 75-degree temperatures than it was about winning. Events included 50-yard and 100-yard dashes, a 400-yard relay, softball and Frisbee tosses, and a long jump – although mostly short jumps.

Some of the “partners” with the Red Brick School were the , the high school track team, and , whose owner, Matt Gagliano, led warm-ups. A portion of the money raised will go to the YMCA’s capital campaign for the expansion project.

Game sponsors included APG Painting, B. Munroe Dairy, Hughes Builders, , , , and .

See the video -- much more than a 1,000 words -- above.


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