CORNING - Ten-year-old Ryan Calkins said he was having a blast at the Crazy Field Days event Friday at Stewart Park.
“It’s my first time here and I already love it,” Calkins said.
Tom Overhiser, a city parks and recreation leader, said the daylong event allowed children 4 to 12 years old to test their physical abilities in a variety of athletic events.
“Crazy Field Days included running events and things like the soccer penalty shooting, agility drills, basketball, hockey, lacrosse and all types of different physical activities for the kids to participate,” Overhiser said. “It just gave the kids an opportunity to test their abilities and get a certificate that recognizes how well they did in each event.”
Dyllon Snellgrove, 8, said he had a lot of fun taking part in the different events.
Overhiser said this is the first year the city parks and recreation department has held Crazy Field Days.
“We were looking for something new, a new Friday event,” Overhiser said. “The kids we had here today really enjoyed it. It may be something we will continue in the future. I think if it’s something we run regularly it will bring in more and more people and we can make it a big event.”