SPRD Bulletin December 20

image013Middle Schoolers kicked off the winter break right with a formal “Snow Ball” at TYC. Everyone was dressed to the hilt for an evening of well-mannered frivolity. There were smiles for miles as they enjoyed DJ’d music, a neon pool tourney, dance off contest and in a surprising turn of events, the new chalkboard wall became the hottest attraction. It just goes to show that you are never too old to enjoy a good chalk drawing. Middle School dances usually take place on the second Friday of each month barring any major sporting conflicts. Stay tuned to Facebook (Tyc Seward) for updates on all of our events or call us at 224-5472.

The TYC Holiday Pool tourney was a smashing success. Kriziel Sarmiento battled through 11 other contenders to take the championship. Congrats Kriziel! Look for monthly pool tourneys for 7th-12th grades and upcoming ping pong and dart tourneys. Like our Facebook page for updates for upcoming teen programming: Tyc Seward  or call for more info about upcoming events: 224-5472image011

New Year’s Overnight/Tri-Fun-A-Thon-Youth Council’s annual fundraiser the Tri-Fun-A-Thon has been re-scheduled to December 31st and is now an overnight. This event is open to 4th-6th graders. Participants will enjoy 14 hours of pure fun from 6pm-8am including dancing at TYC, skating, rock wall & dodge ball at AVTEC gym and skiing/snowshoeing at the Luminary Ski event at Mile 12. $25 for the night includes a pizza party, fun give-aways and breakfast! All  proceeds benefit TYC Councils. Call TYC for info or to sign up: 224-5472 or tyc@cityofseward.net.


TYC’s School’s Out Day Camps & Vacation Break Camps: School will be out December 20th! Sign up today for the best deal!

Join us for days filled with arts & crafts, baking, outdoor adventures, cooperative games & team building, movies & popcorn, music & dancing, science experiments and more! Camps run 7:45am-5:30pm daily. Campers need to bring a lunch, morning and afternoon snacks or money for the Snack Shack. Get the best rate with early registration (three weeks before camp). Space is limited. School’s Out Day Camps are on the following dates: 12/20, 1/20, 2/6, 2/7, 3/7 and 4/18. Early Bird rate is $15 (3 weeks prior to camp)/Regular rate $20 (up to 1 week prior)/$25 drop in rate space permitting. Vacation Break Camps are 12/23-12/27 (no camp on 12/25), 12/30-1/3 (no camp on 1/1) and 3/10-3/14. Early Bird rates are $100 (3 weeks prior), Regular rate $110 (2 weeks prior), $125 thereafter space permitting. TYC offers Tier discounts to families who qualify for AK food stamps programs, Denali Kid Care, WIC, and free or reduced lunches. Please contact Maggie at TYC for questions regarding Tier qualifications and other scholarship opportunities: 224-5472 or mwilkins@cityofseward.net. Brochures and registration for day camps can be found on our website at:www.cityofseward.us or stop by one of SPRD’s locations (Sports & Rec at AVTEC Gym, Rec Room at 336 3rd Ave or TYC at 336 Jefferson.

5th/6th Grade First Friday Fun is Friday January 3rd at TYC from 7-9pm.

image010 Seward Teen & Youth Center’s After School Program is in full swing! ASP emphasizes cooperative play, sports, environmental science, outdoor play, creative arts, homework help, music appreciation and social enhancement. Children can chose from a number of daily activities from science experiments, to baking projects to board games to field trips to a local park and much much more! ASP runs Monday-Friday from 3:20-5:30pm. Children may catch a ride on bus #3 from school. There is a $3 daily drop in fee or punch cards are available, $30 for 10 visits for $50 for 20 visits, or Annual Booster Passes are available for $200. There are scholarships available as well. Come check us out! TYC is located at 3rd Avenue & Jefferson below the Senior Center on the alley side. 224-5472


Sports & Recreation

Wells Fargo Polar Bear Jump Off Basketball Tournament January 18th & 19th 2014


Adult Basketball teams from around the state are invited to compete in this hot double-elimination tournament hosted by Wells Fargo Bank & Seward Parks & Recreation. Games will be held at Seward High School and SPRD Gym. The Winning team for this event could walk away with $1,000 dollars (if a minimum of 12+ teams compete), while spectators enjoy a weekend of competitive hoops. The Wells Fargo Tourney also features Top Gun, a three-point shoot out competition. This tourney runs in conjunction with the Polar Bear Jump Off Festival with plenty of events for the whole family to enjoy. Come to Seward for an “always fun,” festival-feeling weekend! Call Jenni at 282-2288 or email jwelchans@cityofsewar.net

 Winter Adult Leagues

Sign up early and get the best rates for Adult Basketball, Competitive Volleyball, BBQ Rec League Volleyball & Racquetball Leagues coming this January!!!


Urbach’s Youth Basketball is right around the corner for ages 4 – 12 years of age. Join us Saturdays January 25th – March 22. There will be a free Jamboree Sat, Jan 11th at 10am where kids can meet the coaches, work on skill development, go through drill stations and much more! Early bird fee for the league is Dec 13th, register by Dec 20th to receive a complimentary team jersey. We will not be able to guarantee complimentary jerseys to late registrants so sign up today at the Sports & Rec Gym located at 519 4th Ave.

Seward Archery League Winter session will be Jan 7th – Mar 11th Tuesday 6 – 9pm at the Railroad terminal. Dust off your bow and arrows and come down to the Railroad Terminal for some target practice! Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment but some equipment can be made available. Bows should be 70lbs and lower. NO crossbows! League is open to 16yrs and up (16 & 17 year olds welcome with an adult). End-of-Season Round Robin style tournament. March 12th. Contact Jori


Rec Room “The Experiment” New extended hours!

Middle School & High School Mon – Fri 2:30 – 5:30; High School – Mon – Thu 5:30 to 10pm; Fri & Sat 5:30 to 11pm. located at 336 3rd Ave call 224-4056. WiFi, Ping Pong, Pool Table, Xbox, Kinect, HDTV with Cable, Lounge area, Movies, Games, Music & More to come! This is a FREE program.


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