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Young people explore new sports at MPS Ultimate Sports Day!


Young people filled Wick Playfield for the inaugural MPS Ultimate Sports Day on Saturday, Aug. 6! MPS Athletics & Milwaukee Recreation hosted this free event for 1st-12th graders to experience new sports and learn fundamentals.

Participants moved through stations around the field, shooting hoops with friends, running hurdles, hitting off the tee, and so much more! Stations included baseball/softball, cheer, basketball, football, cross country, ultimate frisbee, golf, soccer, tennis and track & field.

This free event introduced young people to many of the 13 sports programs that are supported by the district. Participants also received giveaways throughout the day, including Ultimate Sports Day prize packs, basketballs, tennis rackets, Bucks duffel bags, and cleats and sports shoes. Sport Court also raffled off a basketball hoop for one special participant!


"This was an exciting opportunity to introduce all young people to a variety of sports ahead of the 2022-23 school year," Bobbie Kelsey, Commissioner of Interscholastic Athletics & Academics, said.

"Sports are such a valuable extension of the classroom. MPS youth and high school athletics programs play a critical role in promoting academic excellence, boosting school and community spirit, and building lifelong skills beyond the playing field. We want as many students to be a part of those opportunities as possible."

Thanks to everyone who joined us to try a new sport, spend time outdoors, and develop new skills!

See photos from the event below, and click here to view the full photo gallery on Facebook!

Ultimate Sports Day

MPS Ultimate Sports Day

MPS Ultimate Sports Day

MPS Ultimate Sports Day

MPS Ultimate Sports Day


Nicole Armendariz, Director of Communications & Outreach
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