Department of Sports to host its 3rd Sports Open House


PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The 3rd Annual Sports Open House (SOH) organized by the Department of Sports in collaboration with the National Sports Institute and the St. Maarten Sports and Olympic Federation is set to take place on Friday October 14th and Saturday October 15th, 2016 at the Raoul Illidge Sport Complex.

The format for this year’s Sports Open House has included an additional day, Friday October 14th 2016 to cater to and include the students from the various schools.  All the schools have been contacted and students from the Elementary schools (cycle 2 years’ 7 & 8) and Secondary schools (Forms 1 & 2) are invited and the event will take place between 9:00am-12:00noon.

The intention with this additional day was to ensure that the students and potential athletes within the schools have the opportunity to see what is on offer from the various Sports Organizations, increase their awareness and introduce them to sports they may have never considered participating in. This day also gives the various Sports organizations the opportunity to garner interests in the various school tournaments and to highlight their organizations.

As customary the second day is the 15th of October and is for the general public and will take place between 3:00pm-7:00pm. This day will focus on what the various Sports Organizations have to offer in terms of trainings, competitions, tournaments and fitness options but also healthy Living options which look at healthy eating, drinking and supplements.

In 2015, the 2nd Annual Sports Open House at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex, saw a great turn out of Sports Organizations (25), Healthy Lifestyle options and Foundations (5) and this year it is expected that we will have an even greater turn out.

Once again, the Department of Sports is extending an invitation to the various Sports Organizations, healthy living options and most importantly the general public to attend the 2016 Sports Open House and we look forward to this endeavor being even bigger and better.