Hershey Track and Field Games coming to Donaldsonville

Staff reports

Seven to 14-year-old boys and girls from Ascension Parish will compete April 16 at Donaldsonville High School in the Ascension Parish Recreation Department running of the Hershey's Track and Field Games.

Winners in the Ascension Parish meet will advance to the district/state/provincial meet.

Local /District meet winners will advance to state/provincial final in June.

State provincial meet winners do not automatically advance to the North American Final. They will be entered into a pool to compete in the North American final, on Saturday, Aug. 6 in Hershey, Penn.

Events will include the 50-meter dash, 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 400- meter dash, 800-meter run, 1600-meter run, 4x100-meter relay, standing long jump, and softball throw.

The local sponsor of this program is the Parish of Ascension Recreation and Culture Department.

Registration is April 1 - April 15:

In Donaldsonville at the Baseball Field on Clay Street, Mon- Thurs 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

In Gonzales at the Recreation Department, 45404 Stringer St., St. Amant Mon- Thurs 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Volunteers are needed. Hershey Track & Field Games is designed to encourage physical fitness among youth and emphasize participation and sportsmanship.