A first of it's kind event is set for Clinton High School early next week aimed at promoting the benefits and fun of track and field.
Maroon Pride Night seeks to introduce and teach the basics of track and field to youngsters in the community. The event, Monday night at Clinton High School's track faciltiy, is according to Rachel Lyons, a great opportunity for young people in the community.
Many sports have seasons most times of the year. For Lyons, she hopes to begin to instill a passion for track and field early in the lives of the youth of the community.
Lyons indicates the event is a fundraiser for the girl's track and field team. She says the Clinton Athletic Booster Club is a great supporter of their team and they appreciate everything they do, and they hope to ease the reliance on them for things like uniforms and other equipment.
The event is Monday with registration at 5:30 pm. Running events include the 100-meter dash, a toddler 20-meter run, the mile run, hurdles, and a 4x100 relay.
Clinic events include shot put, long jump and hurdles.
For more information on the event, visit the CHS girls track and field Facebook page or find them on Twitter at the handle, @cchsgirlstrack.