Summer Sports Roundup

skater-new.jpgLocal Skater’s Ice Feats Capture Medals

Hannah Schlesinger, 9, of Falls Church was the overall champion of the Pre-Preliminary free skate at the Hershey Open Figure Skating Competition held in Hershey, Pennsylvania this week.

She skated in a field of 51 skaters from several regions in this U.S. Figure Skating-sanctioned event, landing all of her axels and jump combinations and executing her spin combinations with precision.
In all, she collected four medals in the competition, three gold and one bronze.
Her program was choreographed by Parker Pennington and local Fairfax Ice Arena coach Inna Volyanskaya.

Late Registration Available For McLean Little League

Although past normal registration, those interested can still submit a registration form for Fall Ball 2008.
Little League teams will form in August and begin play immediately after Labor Day (Sept. 1).
Applicants are asked to submit as soon as possible, as team rosters tend to fill quickly.
Late registration includes a $25.00 late fee as well.
For more information on the upcoming season or registration, McLean Little League recommends contact via its website form at

Nationals Provide Children Free Game Tickets

The Washington Nationals announced they have distributed over 10,000 tickets to community and civic groups in the D.C. area for games at Nationals Park from Aug. 1 – 30.
The ticket distribution is a part of the 2008 Commissioner’s Initiative for Kids Program, developed in 2004 as a way to provide tickets to children who may not otherwise have an opportunity to attend a game, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and DC Parks & Recreation – King Greenleaf Recreation Center.
Most Valuable Kids, which offers children’s groups access to professional and collegiate sports and entertainment events, partnered with the Nationals helped to distribute hundreds of tickets to underserved youth.