Save the date. Saturday evening. Our athletes are getting to take the field at 5:30 pm with the professional team, the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds. Show up after 5 pm and before 5:30 to visit with the coach and volunteers.
Handout to Campers:
Our swimmers, water polo players, SKWIM athletes, staff and lifeguards — plus family and friends — are invited to join together for a special event this Saturday evening, tomorrow, July 15, 2017, at South Side’s PPS Cupples Stadium for interactions on the field with Pittsburgh Thunderbirds, a city’s professional ULTIMATE team.
Arrive after 5 pm to check in with Coach Mark, and be ready to hit the field from 5:30 to 6 pm with the players. Then we’ll stay to watch and cheer for the team at its 7 pm game.
Meet up at the gates of the stadium AFTER 5pm and before 5:30 pm. Youngsters should be accompanied by an adult. This is an optional event. Everyone has to get there on their own.
Tickets (generally $10 each) to the game between the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds vs. Detroit have be obtained by Coach Mark for our group. Everyone who can attend the game needs to reserve their family’s tickets by doing ONE of the following:
- EMAIL Mark@Rauterkus.com with the names of the people who are attending.
- TEXT Coach Mark at (412) 298-3432 with the names of the people attending. OR,
- Go to the site, https://Play.CLOH.org/ (you are here) and do “web join” and then leave a comment with the names and number of tickets of those who are attending.
At the game, Coach Mark hopes to visit with guardians and players and share some other insights into additional activities to come in our normal sessions slated for this summer — plus some other optional activities too.
Thank you Pittsburgh Thunderbirds. The game of ULTIMATE is a disk-game much like our aquatic game of SKWIM. Seeing these players and their teamwork, passing, defense, hustle and sportsmanship can inspire our play and help us become better athletes.
In other news:
We’re going to be playing SKWIM and water polo from 6 to 7:45 pm every TUESDAY and THURSDAY evenings for the weeks to come at the outdoor Citiparks AMMON Swim Pool, Bedford Ave & Memory Lane, Hill District. — Weather permitting.
Mark Rauterkus Mark@Rauterkus.com
PPS Summer Dreamers' Swim & Water Polo Camp Executive Coach
Swimming Coach with The Pittsburgh Project
Varsity Boys Swim Coach, Pittsburgh Obama Academy
Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team
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