2009-08-21 / Community

Summerfest Coming To Aviator Sports

Rockaway residents will have a chance to celebrate the end of summer with a three-day event at Floyd Bennett Field's Aviator Sports complex that features rides, games, sports, food and music, fir a focus on youth sports.

The Summerfest will run from Thursday, August 27 through Sunday, August 30 at the Flatbush Avenue facility.

On Saturday, August 29, there will be a free Pass, Punt & Kick competition sponsored by the National Football League. The competition is open to all children from the ages of 8 and 15, and will be held on Field 1 from noon to 3 p.m. The top finishers in each of the eight age groups will advance to the regional competition, which will be held at Madison Square Garden later in the year.

On Thursday, August 27, thee will be a free Dribble, Dash and Swish basketball competition, sponsored by both the NBA and WNBA. The competition is open to all children from the ages of 7 to 12 and will run in the gymnasium from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In addition, bike rentals will be available for $7 an hour at the main facility. The local champion from each of the age groups will have a chance to advance to the regional finals, which will be held at Madison Square Garden later in the year.

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