Category: Community Engagement
Published: Apr 21 2017 12:00AM
In celebration of the National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Montgomery County Recreation is pleased to host the second annual HERtime2shine event at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The event was founded last year as a way to empower girls to get involved in sports and live healthy, active lifestyles by bringing the county's sports and fitness organizations together to showcase new opportunities.
When: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
This year's event will feature a carnival-style family fun day. Sports and fitness vendors will host interactive and fun activities. All ages are welcome. Participants are encouraged to be active by completing vendor activities such as Zumba sessions, shooting hoops and more to earn tickets and win cool prizes or be entered into a raffle.
This event is free to attend.
Check out the video from last year's HERtime2shine event at Westfield Montgomery!
<i>Who can attend and/or participate in the HERtime2shine event? </i>
HERtime2shine is open to people of all ages and genders.
<i>Do I have to register prior to the event to attend? </i>
No, pre-registration will not be available. There will be on-site registration the day of the event.
<i>Where is the easiest place to park? What is the cost for parking? </i>
Garage 61 - Town Square Garage (801 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910 - Entrance directly across the street from the Civic Building). Parking is free on the weekends in the Town Square Garage.
<i>Do attendees need a certain level of physical fitness to participate in the event?</i>
No, all levels of physical fitness are encouraged to participate.
<i> What should I wear? </i>
Comfortable active wear
<i> Will there be a rain date in the case of inclement weather? </i>
No, the event will take place rain or shine as the venue is a combination of indoor and outdoor space.
<i>Can I register for MCR summer camps at the event? </i>
Yes, there will be on-site summer camp registration available.
<i>Can I bring my pet?</i>
The event will take place in the Great Hall of the Civic Building and the plaza. Pets are permitted on the plaza, but not inside the Great Hall, except for service animals.
<i>Is the event accessible by public transit? </i>
Yes, you can take the metro (red line) to Silver Spring Metro Station and walk to the civic center. There are also multiple bus lines to the Silver Spring transit center in front of the civic center.
<b>Help the Community </b>
Help the local community by donating new or gently used sporting equipment at HERtime2shine! Leveling the Playing Field (LPF) will have a collection bin on site. LPF gives underprivileged children the opportunity to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of youth sports participation through the donation of used and excess sporting equipment to programs and schools serving low income communities.
For more information please contact:
Stephanie Eyler at Stephanie.Eyler@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov or call 240-777-4939
Trish Walsh at Trish.Walsh@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov or 240-777-6872