Sports-a-thon sparks preschool passion

Dozens of preschoolers and their families stopped by Peace Lutheran Church Preschool for its annual Sports-a-thon and open house event March 13.

Little ones tried their hands at a variety of indoor games, playfully competing and happily earning points to take home a medal.

“This is always so much fun. The parent PTO board puts it on similar to track and field events the elementary schools have. The kids love it, and the parents, too,” said Lisa Nelson, preschool director, while behind her, kids played at bean bag toss, basketball shoot, soccer kick, Hula Hoop, long jump and mini golf.

They could also get faces painted and arms tattooed during the Friday evening event.

The open house portion of the evening allowed parents and families to visit the preschool classrooms, chat with teachers and even enroll for the following school year.

Peace Lutheran Church and Preschool is located at 20 Northdale Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids.

For more information, call 763-754-2383 or visit PeaceCoonRapids.org.

Alena Westlund, 5, plays mini-golf when she and her family stopped by Peace Preschool’s annual Sports-a-Thon March 13.Photo by Sue Austreng
With a little help from his mom, Wyatt Westlund, 3, lines up a shot while playing mini-golf at Peace Preschool’s March 13 Sports-a-Thon and open house.Photo by Sue Austreng While other children play bean bag toss behind her, Anja Swing, 6, shoots free throws at a miniature basketball hoop.Photo by Sue Austreng
Taylor Lanoureux, 5, leaps into the air, doing the long jump while Mick Brandon, grade seven, watches and gets ready to mark her distance.Photo by Sue Austreng
With a rocket ship already painted on his left cheek, Nathan Dorsing, 6, paints a lightning board on his right, watching in the mirror to make sure he places each line correctly. Photo by Sue Austreng
Having tried eight sporting activities, Everett Revering, 3, proudly displays his hard-earned Peace Preschool Sports-a-Thon medal.Photo by Sue Austreng
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With a rocket ship already painted on his left cheek, Nathan Dorsing, 6, paints a lightning board on his right, watching in the mirror to make sure he places each line correctly. Photo by Sue Austreng

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