The 4th Annual Sports Open House organized by the Department of Sports in collaboration with the Project Team (PT), the National Sports Institute and the St. Maarten Sports and Olympic Federation is set to take on Friday September 15th and Saturday September 16th, 2017 at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex.
The format for this year’s Sports Open House will again include an additional day, Friday September15th, 2017 to cater to and include the students from the various schools. All the schools have been contacted and students from the Elementary schools (cycle 2 years 7 & 8) and Secondary schools (Forms 1 & 2 are invited and the event will take place between 9:00am-12:00noon.
The intention with this additional day was to ensure that the students and potential athletes within the schools have the opportunity to see what is on offer from the various Sports Organizations, increase their awareness and introduce them to sports they may have never considered participating in. This day also gives the various Sports organizations the opportunity to garner interests in the various school tournaments and to highlight their organizations.
As customary the second day is the Saturday September 16th, 2017 and is for the general public and will and take place between 3:00pm-7:00pm. This day will focus on what the various Sports Organizations have to offer in terms of trainings, competitions, tournaments and fitness options but also healthy Living options which look at healthy eating, drinking and supplements.
In 2015, the 2nd Annual Sports Open House at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex, saw a great turn out of Sports Organizations (25), Healthy Lifestyle options and Foundations (5) and in 2016 it was expected that we would have an even greater turn out, but that was not the case.
Once again, the Department of Sports is extending an invitation to the various Sports Organizations, healthy living options and most importantly the general public to attend the Sports Open House on the 15th and 16th of September 2017, and we look forward to this endeavor being even bigger and better.