Parkview Christian Church expands youth sports program

NEW LENOX, IL – Parkview One Athletics is now offering flag football for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. The program is part of Parkview Christian Church, which has locations in New Lenox, Orland Park and Homer Glen.

Parkview One Athletics was created as a way for the church to “step outside the four walls” of churches, while making a difference in the community through “grace-filled athletics”, the executive director of finance and facilities at Parkview Christian Church, Ken Andresen.

“For us it was more: how can we take, say, the message of sharing God’s love, and put it where at least the athletes in the region are exposed to what winning really looks like and to the fundamentals that we talk about,” Andresen said.

Parkview One Athletics attendees don’t have to be church members, Andresen said. Families outside the church are encouraged to attend so they can meet new people.

Youth sports programs started about a year ago with his soccer program, according to Andresen. Already about 1,000 children have participated in the youth sports programs, Andresen said.

And it’s not just the children who get involved. More than 100 parents have served as volunteer coaches, Andresen said.

Parkview One Athletics also plans to offer indoor basketball and volleyball later in the fall and winter, according to Andresen. These programs will be available for registration through the Parkview One Athletics website once the dates for these programs can be confirmed, Andresen said.

Flag football participants will meet for practices from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from August 2 to September 27. Games will be played from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays from August 6 to October 1. and matches are scheduled to take place at Buske Park, 11435 Hillside Lane in Mokena.

The registration cost is $95 for a single participant or $90 per participant for more than one child.

To encourage children to sign up for the youth sports program, Parkview One Athletics is offering a 50% discount on flag football registration for new program participants. Current participants can also benefit from the 50% discount by referring new participants.

To receive the discount code, email [email protected]

To register for the flag football program, or for more information on the programs offered, visit Parkview One Athletics website.

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