Category: sports

Bringing Providence’s Baseball History to Life

Bringing Providence’s Baseball History to Life

[ 5 ] June 25, 2009 |

Did you know? – Providence was a major league city for baseball from 1878 to 1885? – The Providence Grays won the National League pennant in 1879 and 1884, and the first World’s Championship in 1884? – 1884 was the first year overhand pitching was allowed in the National League, but fielders hadn’t started wearing […]

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Look, Ma!  No Pedals!

Look, Ma! No Pedals!

[ 21 ] April 6, 2009 |

By Katy Killilea When experienced neighbors have seen our kids, teetering on their bicycles and alighting in tangles of weeds and brambles, this wisdom bubbles up: take the pedals off of the bike. Lower the seat so your child’s feet can easily reach the ground. Let them scoot along, and before long, they’ll be balancing. […]

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Kids eat free at McCoy Stadium

Kids eat free at McCoy Stadium

[ 0 ] April 2, 2009 |

Now you can take your kids out to the ball game without spending as much at the concession stand. Great news these days as families are looking for ways to save pennies every chance they get. The Pawtucket Red Sox have just announced a Kids Eat Free at McCoy Stadium initiative that will provide youngsters […]

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The Kids are Climbing the Walls

The Kids are Climbing the Walls

[ 0 ] October 21, 2008 |

Paul Janaway is a Physical Education Teacher at the Henry Barnard School in Providence. Today he shares his story about how a rock climbing wall is more than just a place for the kids to exercise but an opportunity for children to challenge themselves, and become leaders, teachers, and team players. One of my commitments […]

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Run Like the Wind!

Run Like the Wind!

[ 3 ] August 28, 2008 |

She ran one lap around (400 meters) and we just stopped and watched her. Whaaaa? Look at her—-she looks like some kind of…runner. Wow, Stretch—good job! You ran all the way around the track! Whoa, what is she doing? She’s going around a second time? Nah, don’t worry—she’s wearing a dress and sandals–her feet are […]

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Bring Your Allowance: Allsport Collectibles

Bring Your Allowance: Allsport Collectibles

[ 3 ] August 19, 2008 |

By Katy Killilea This store is a vacuum whose hose is attached directly to my son’s piggybank. With baseball, football, and basketball cards, Wacky Packs, and Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Naruto, and Magic cards, Allsport Collectibles is a card-obsessed child’s heaven. Ken Souza–a father of three young children (4, 3, and 7 months)–recently opened the shop along […]

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El Joga Bonito

El Joga Bonito

[ 3 ] August 11, 2008 |

Home Plate: Reflections of a Sports Parent When SportsDad calls home from work with a certain sheepish (but excited) tone, I can tell that he has some kind of sports bee in his bonnet. I call it a Joga Bonito Call (like a booty call, but for sports), after the Brazilian term (literally, “the beautiful […]

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Take a ride

Take a ride

[ 4 ] July 3, 2008 |

After a night of fireworks, why not spend a day on the East Bay bike path? If your kids have outgrown their bikes, co-pilot seats, enclosed trailers, or trail-a-bikes, good used equipment can be found at tag sales, Craigslist, or with friends who have slightly older kids. Everyone seems to be shedding equipment at this […]

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Free Summer Lunch Program in Providence

Free Summer Lunch Program in Providence

[ 0 ] June 27, 2008 |

The Parks Department will run the 2008 summer lunch program, which provides free lunches to children at pools, parks and recreation centers in Providence. The program will begin on Monday, June 30 and run five days a week until Friday, Aug. 22, 2008. Lunches include a sandwich or pizza, fruit, milk and juice. Any child […]

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Sports Camp Confidential

Sports Camp Confidential

[ 7 ] May 23, 2008 |

Today I welcome Melissa Brusso, a mom from Pawtucket, as a new contributing writer for Kidoinfo. In her column, Home Plate: Reflections of a Sportsparent, she shares her wit, wisdom, and experience regarding the world of sports with her husband, “SportsDad”, their daughter “Stretch”, age 10 and their son, “LittleMan”, age 7. As the weather […]

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