The Palm Beach County Sports Commission will host the Kids Fitness Festival of the Palm Beaches, presented by Baptist Health, on Wednesday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the South Florida Fairgrounds.
Elementary and middle school-aged children will learn the basics of more than a dozen traditional and non-traditional sports from the area’s leading instructors. Additionally, attendees can play games and interact with athletes and coaches.
The Kids Fitness Festival of the Palm Beaches has been produced for more than 25 years by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. This year’s Kids Fitness Festival will mark the event’s return to the fairgrounds for the first time since 2019. The expo center and concourse buildings at the fairgrounds offer 128,000 square feet of usable floor space, perfect for badminton, basketball, bodybuilding, boxing, broomball, darts, fencing, gymnastics, handball, martial arts, powerlifting, table tennis, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling. The facility offers ample free parking for events, with 6,000 spaces available.
Each year, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission partners with a variety of sports organizations, associations, national governing bodies, clubs and facilities to produce this one-of-a-kind festival. Nearly 20 different organizations will offer introductory sports clinics that teach the necessary basic functions and fundamentals of their sport. Previous attendees have included event partners and facilities, the U.S. Tennis Association, Inner City Youth Golfers Inc., Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, Okeeheelee BMX, the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), the Florida Panthers, Florida Atlantic University, the Florida Youth Lacrosse Foundation, the Miami Marlins and other special guest appearances.
Community sponsors of this year’s event include Baptist Health, Charles Tumazos and ESPN West Palm.
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the county as a sports and sports tourism destination. The commission brings sporting events and activities to the county, enhances economic impact, stimulates bed tax revenues and maximizes utilization of county facilities. The commission offers a full range of event service support, corporate partnerships, sponsorships and a local membership program that supports its goals. Local, regional, national and international marketing efforts are ongoing by the commission with sports organizations and event owners. For more information on the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, visit www.palmbeachsports.com.
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians, and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network, and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. For more information, visit www.baptisthealth.net.