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Motivating Central Wisconsin to live healthier, more active lives by producing and promoting challenging aerobic activities and recreational resources that encourage active lifestyles.

What is your favorite way to be active? Get out and get moving in Portage County, Wisconsin. Explore the wonderful ways to stay moving and healthy on foot or bike in the Central Wisconsin region. Register and train for an upcoming event with family and friends, or just explore the trails and routes for fun.

Being active helps reduce the risks of heart disease, diabetes, stress-related issues and other health problems stemming from being sedentary. Find fun ways to reduce your risk, and participate in local health and fitness events, like Walk Wisconsin.

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May 06, 2017
5/6 12:00 PM Baseball vs University of Wisconsin-Stout Baseball vs University of Wisconsin-Stout\n http://athletics.uwsp.edu/calendar.aspx?id=6233
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May 06, 2017
5/6 3:00 AM Baseball vs University of Wisconsin-Stout Baseball vs University of Wisconsin-Stout\n http://athletics.uwsp.edu/calendar.aspx?id=6298
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May 06, 2017
Stevens Point Heart and Stroke Walk

Festivities Begin / "Gates" Open     8:00am
Opening Ceremonies     8:30am
Walk Begins     9:00am
Walkers are eligible for a Heart Walk t-shirt once they have raised a minimum of $100.
Pets and strollers are welcome

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May 12, 2017
Pointers ID Clinic

This small, intimate clinic will be led by UWSP coaches and players. Participants will learn what it takes to be a collegiate student-athlete. Discussion topics and on court training will include:

How to balance academics with athletics
The importance of having a growth mindset as it applies to learning
Valuing process over outcome
Skills are built, not born
Effort is an important part of learning
The recruitment process
Game-like training and competitions
Drills that empower the players to figure out how to win
This camp starts with a Q&A with UWSP volleyball student-athletes followed by a training session. The clinic ends with a provided dinner and classroom session.

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May 12, 2017
Roosevelt School - Rock the Walk

Fundraiser for Roosevelt PTO

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May 13, 2017
Pedaloops

Active Portage County and Walk Wisconsin invite you to join us for Central Wisconsin's Spring Cycling Tour. This ride will consist of cycling three loops the hilly terrain around Standing Rocks County Park, just seven miles east of Plover/Stevens Point. Dust off your bike and enjoy this fun road bike tour with a variety of mileage options.

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May 13, 2017
FREE CAMP OPEN HOUSE & SPAGHETTI DINNER

Join us at Camp for a free family open house and spaghetti dinner. Camp activities include canoing, kayaking, archery, and hiking. Tours begin at 3:00 p.m. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Campfire starting at 7:30 p.m., with of course, yummy S’MORES! Dinner pre-registration is required by Friday, May 12.

Thinking about signing up? Registered already and have questions? Want to meet our key leadership staff or support our camp scholarship fund? Attend our free open and house or call (715) 342-2980 for more information.

YMCA Camp Glacier Hollow is nestled just 14 miles east of Stevens Point in beautiful Central Wisconsin on Lake Elaine. Follow this link for a Google Map of the camp’s location: https://goo.gl/maps/bwCRctq8NbH2

More about Glacier Hollow: During the summer months, YMCA Camp Glacier Hollow offers a variety of traditional resident overnight camps, day camps, and adventure trips for youth ages 7-17. We are dedicated to providing a safe, fun and small group environment, which develops the spirit, mind and body of each individual. Camp is a special place where youth and teens learn about the environment, develop positive values, make meaningful friendships, learn new skills, and increase self-confidence. In our community of caring adults, the Y’s Camp Glacier Hollow helps kids grow and find themselves.

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May 14, 2017
Mother's Day Kayak Demo

Come out and try Kayaking for yourself, it's easy, it's fun, and it's free. You would not purchase a new car before you took it for a test drive now, would you?  You should not buy a kayak after just sitting in one on the display floor, you should “try before you buy”.  During the months of June, July, and August Divepoint will bring out our entire inventory of rental kayaks and accessories to a park near you. Everyone is welcome, even if you have never paddled a kayak before.  There is absolutely no obligation or hidden fee whatsoever.

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May 16, 2017
Stevens Point Youth Lacrosse Jamboree

This weekend (Saturday 5/20 & Sunday 5/21), Stevens Point Youth Lacrosse will host Stevens Point Lacrosse Jamboree. Jamboree games will be played at Madison Elementary School fields(600 Maria Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481). Age divisions include U9, U11, U13, U15. The games begin Saturday 5/20 and 0900 AM and Sunday at 0900 AM. Concessions will be available on site. Join us in watching our youth play this exciting, new sport in our community.

Stevens Point Youth Lacrosse Primary Contact:
Jim Mendyke
jim.mendyke@copperleafcare.com
jim.mendyke@charter.net

Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/stevenspointareayouthlacrosse/

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May 21, 2017
Great Strides Walk

Great Strides provides a great opportunity for people within the community to get involved in a great cause. Participants can form walk teams at their workplace, through their clubs and organizations, or with friends and family.

Walk day is a fun, family-oriented event with a healthy 5k walk, children's activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year.

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June 02, 2017
Kids Walk Wisconsin

The Kid's Walk Wisconsin takes place primarily as a trail walk, safe for kids up to 10 years old and is stroller friendly for the real little ones. It is coordinated by the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum. The distances are 1/10th of the adult marathon and 1/2 marathon routes (2.6mi and 1.3mi.). Treats and fun along the way and at the end.

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June 02, 2017
Plover Boy's and Girl's Early Bird Baseball Tournament

See the website for details on registration and when closer to the date of the event the schedule.

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June 03, 2017
Walk Wisconsin

Held annually the first Saturday in June each year, Walk Wisconsin is the premier walking event in the Midwest! This is a non-competitive event, encouraging walkers of all ages and ability levels. The full, 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4 marathon events utilize the scenic Green Circle Trail which passes the Wisconsin River, Plover River, several lakes, and unique ecosystems. The trail base for all routes include a combination of wood chips, crushed granite, road surface and wood boardwalk.


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June 03, 2017
Free Pancake Breakfast & Camp Open House

Come on out to Camp for a free family open house and pancake breakfast. Activities include canoing, kayaking, archery, and hiking. Divepoint Scuba Paddle & Adventure Center will also be onsite providing free kayak demos!!! Breakfast begins at 9:00am; tours from 10:00am - 12:30pm. The open house and breakfast are free of charge and a great opportunity to visit before summer camp programs start. Breakfast pre-registration is required by Friday, June 2, as space is limited.

Thinking about signing up? Registered already and have questions? Want to meet our key leadership staff or support our camp scholarship fund? Attend our free open and house or call (715) 342-2980 for more information.

YMCA Camp Glacier Hollow is nestled just 14 miles east of Stevens Point in beautiful Central Wisconsin on Lake Elaine. Follow this link for a Google Map of the camp’s location: https://goo.gl/maps/bwCRctq8NbH2

More about Glacier Hollow: During the summer months, YMCA Camp Glacier Hollow offers a variety of traditional resident overnight camps, day camps, and adventure trips for youth ages 7-17. We are dedicated to providing a safe, fun and small group environment, which develops the spirit, mind ,and body of each individual. Camp is a special place where youth and teens learn about the environment, develop positive values, make meaningful friendships, learn new skills, and increase self-confidence. In our community of caring adults, the Y’s Camp Glacier Hollow helps kids grow and find themselves.

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June 03, 2017
Cops and Bobbers

Free fishing weekend. Bait and poles provided or kids may bring their own. Catch and release torunamen 9-11am. Lunch and prizes to follow 11-noon. T-shirts availible for the children.
To get an approximate number for food and shirts, please register with teh portage County Sherriff office by May 20th.

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June 09, 2017
SPYBA Tournaments

    June 9-11, 2017  -  Larry Fritsch Memorial Tournament (9U, 10U, 12U)  12u uses a 50-70 Diamond
        The 12u Bracket is FULL
    June 9-11, 2017  -  Roy Menzel Memorial Tournament (8U)*
    June 9-11, 2017  -  Bruce Berry Memorial Tournament (14U)*
See the website for details and schedule

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June 09, 2017
Special Olympics Wisconsin State Summer Games

Celebrating our 38th year in Stevens Point on the UW- Stevens Point campus, the State Summer Games hosts aquatics, athletics (track & field), soccer and power lifting competition to nearly 1,500 athletes from across the state. 640 coaches and 600 volunteers help make the event a success year after year! In addition to sports competition, State Summer Games also provides free medical exams to athletes through Healthy Athletes, and athletes have access to an eye exam, a dental screening and hearing exam, in addition to health education stations. The event is free to attend and spectate!

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June 11, 2017
Walk for Wags

Schedule of Events
Dogs and their owners are invited to participate in WALK FOR WAGS.
 10:30 a.m. — Registration for walkers and their dogs
 11:00 a.m. — 1.5-mile walk begins
  12:30 p.m. — Pet fashion and costume contest
 Kids games
 Win great prizes and baskets with raffle tickets and games
 Vendors will display pet products and services
 Music
 HSPC logo wear to purchase
 Walk held rain or shine
 Walk with or without a pet!
  Dogs must be on a leash and current on vaccinations
  Food and beverages available for purchase or included
if registered for the walk

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June 13, 2017
COMPLIMENTARY Sports Physicals

Come see us for your COMPLIMENTARY Sports Physicals and ImPACT Concussion Testing!
Call to schedule your appointment today! Walk-ins are welcome on a first come, first serve basis.
We remind athletes to wear eye glasses/contacts, athletic shoes and have WIAA participation, history and permission forms filled out ahead of time.
See our website for more information.

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June 16, 2017
Stevens Point Classic Soccer Tournament

Portage County Youth Soccer welcomes you to the PCYS Classic to be held June 16-18, 2017, at the PCYS Soccer Complex in Stevens Point, WI.  This event is sponsored by Klasinski Clinic.

The PCYS Classic is the largest youth soccer event in central/northern Wisconsin.  The PCYS Classic hosted 130 teams from around Wisconsin and the Midwest in 2016, and we are looking forward to another great turnout in 2017!  Our central location makes traveling easy from almost anywhere. We look forward to your team joining us for an exciting weekend of competitive soccer.

Teams Accepted
Coed:  U10-U19
Girls:   U10-19

Entry Fees for teams
U10: $390
U11-12: $450
U13 -19: $475

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* All fields are required