2004-03-26 / Sports

First Annual Double Dutch Tournament Becomes A Family Affair

By Stan Brown
First Annual Double Dutch Tournament Becomes A Family Affair<br />

First Annual Double Dutch Tournament Becomes A Family Affair


The participants of the first annual My Family And I Double Dutch Tournament gather together.The participants of the first annual My Family And I Double Dutch Tournament gather together.

On Saturday, March 20, 2004, the first annual My Family And I Double-Dutch Tournament was held at Sorrentino Recreation Center. It's a tournament designed for the athlete to have his or her family to participate in their sport of Double-Dutch jump rope. What's important about this tournament is that it recognizes the importance of family in sharing and working with each other.

My Family and I tournament has many levels and goals. It is an opportunity for mothers, fathers, grandfathers, grandmothers, family members and friends to share quality time. It's an opportunity to enjoy playing a sport together and to share responsibility of turning and jumping and learning what teamwork means.

The Sorrentino Recreation Center is the only facility in the city that has a specialist teaching Double Dutch as a formal sport and family fun. This new tournament of children, parents, grandparents, family and friends serves to reinforce the Parks' progressive vision in its commitment to an important sport foe the new Millennium. Family members came from throughout the tri-state area. Special thanks goes to the family members who participated and supported the event, Mr. Bernard Robinson, center manager, and the staff of the Sorrentino Recreation Center (718-471-4818).

The center will hold their 24th Annual Rockaway Double Dutch Champion ships, which will be held on March 27, 2004 starting at 12 p.m.


Double Dutchers jump rope: (left to right) Yatte Brown, Laa'neisha Jones and Kimberly Salmond.Double Dutchers jump rope: (left to right) Yatte Brown, Laa'neisha Jones and Kimberly Salmond.

The event will include competitors from the third grade through high schools in the novice and advanced divisions.


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