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STAY UP TO DATE: Check your youth sport account info. at: https://sports.bluesombrero.com/bcdls (clickLogin).  Now available: Payment by credit card & debit card!  Please visit our Facebook page, facebook.com/bcdls,and Twitter Feed, twitter.com/bcdls or @BCDLS, for news, updates and photographs.

zumba-logo-verticalyello1JuanitaGET FIT WITH ZUMBA!
Get fit while having big fun with our new Zumba instructor, Juanita White, with classes at 7 pm Tuesday, 7 pm Thursday, and starting in January, 10 am Saturdays, all at the Butts County Community Center, 576 Ernest Biles Dr., Jackson.  Only $5 per class  Click HERE for video of our own class with Juanita; click HERE for the official Zumba site, and click HERE for more Zumba video.
How It Works: We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.
Benefits: A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

basketball-4838WE NEED YOU – VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!  Youth basketball head & assistant coaches are needed.  Please contact Athletic Coordinator Kenny Sims, ksims@buttscounty.org, 770-775-8229 for more info.  Click HERE for our coaches photo gallery.

2014-15 YOUTH BASKETBALL INFO. SHEETS, PLEASE READ FOR IMPORTANT DATES AND INFORMATION:

Information Sheet – 2014 5-6 Parent/Child Instructional Basketball

Information Sheet 2014 – Youth Basketball Ages 7-8/9-10/11-12/13-14/15-16

10690316_10152383809212217_2757478697343421574_nSOFTBALL CHAMPIONS!  This was the first season ever for the Butts County Dept. of Leisure Services to offer a fall girls softball and boys baseball program. Congratulations to our 10U softball team, which finished in 3rd place in the very competitive Henry County Softball League, and our 12U softball team, which finished as undefeated league champs!!  Click here for the Jackson Progress-Argus newspaper article “Butts County fall softball team wins Henry County league title“.  12U Team Photo, Front Row, from Left to Right: Madison Roberts, Shamaria Dupree, Emilie Trimble, Taylor Couey, Blakelie Allen;  Middle Row, from Left to Right; Nicole Walker, Gabriella Cartagena, Emily Hyson, Jorgia Norsworthy, Melanie Karoffa, Madison Kelly;  Back Row, from Left to Right: Head Coach Bobby Allen, Asst. Coach Angelo Cartagena, Asst. Coach Chuck Roberts

IMG_0480ANNUAL LEISURE SERVICES PARADE AT THE JACKSON ALIVE FESTIVAL: Please visit facebook.com/bcdls for video and photo’s of this year’s parade.  Thanks to all of our players, cheerleaders, coaches and parents who made the parade a huge success!

web1_0820_JPA_WiiBowling8_t670SENIOR CENTER NEWS: The Senior Center is busy with fall trips & programs!  The center is open to all county residents 50 years old & older.  Please click on ACTIVITY CALENDAR OCTOBER 2014 and BCSC NEWSFEED OCT. 2014 for news & updates, or call 770-775-8238.  Click here, here and here for stories about the center in the Jackson Progress-Argus newspaper.

Tumble - High Springs FLTUMBLING, GYMNASTICS & COMPETITIVE CHEER: We offer a variety of Tumbling & Gymanstics recreational classes, as well as competitive try-out travel teams in Tumbling, Gymnastics & Cheer.  Please click on Fall Gymnastics Class Schedule and Fall Tumbling Class Schedule for class info.  Please e-mail Melissa Chriswell, melissachriswell611@gmail.com, for more info.

web1_0723_JPA_AAUBasketball1_t670NEWS: Here are recent Jackson Progress-Argus articles on BCDLS programs & events: “First place Butts County Parks and Recreation soccer team“, “Butts County fall softball team wins Henry County league title“, “Crowds flock to Jackson Alive Festival“, “Wii Bowler wins gold“, “Seniors compete in nationwide virtual bowling tournament“, “Senior virtual bowling league (PHOTO GALLERY)”, “Youth program keeps kids on basketball court“, “Program provides fresh produce to local seniors“, “Youths flock to Butts County Summer Day Camp“, “Butts County tumblers headed to national meet“, “Seniors, youths team up for United Way Shoebox Project (WITH VIDEO)”, “Butts County seniors demonstrate Xbox One bowling game“, “Butts County Senior Citizens Center holds first water aerobics class“, “Lady Devils softball camp teaches fundamentals“, Young actors shine in theater camp“, “Butts County 2014 softball all-stars“, “Red Devils host youth football camp“, “Cross-country cyclists stop in Jackson“, “Butts County Extension, 4-H celebrate new location“, “Recreation volunteers honored at Hall of Fame banquet

10452367_10152165141662217_2476412064405763140_nWE ARE SO PROUD! On Tuesday, June 17th, REC Force Head Coach Jason Edwards along with Assistant Coach Jessica Edwards and two REC Force Tumble athletes traveled to Louisville, KY to compete at the USTA National Competition. USTA stands for the United States Tumbling & Trampoline Association. REC Force athletes Merrilee Parson (9) and Kaitlyn Eidson (10) both placed 1st in the USTA GA State Meet held in May, which qualified them for the National Meet. The USTA Nationals is the largest tumbling &t rampoline competition in the country. Teams from all over the United States come to the national meet for a chance to become a National Champion, and be invited to become a member of the USTA National Team. Our REC Force athletes did amazing this year. Merrilee competed in the 9 year old Sub Novice Division and took 18th place out of 41 athletes. Kaitlyn Eidson competed in the 9/10 year old Intermediate Division and placed 30 out of 38 competitors.  Thank you to Jason, Jessica, Merrilee, Kaitlyn and their families for all of their effort and dedication to the REC Force program!!!

DSC_0129TIM KERSEY VOLUNTEER MEMORIAL PAVILION DEDICATION: Click here for photo’s from the pavilion dedication ceremony.

Inclement Weather Hotline

We have contracted with a new recording message server. They have promised NO BUSY SIGNALS even if 100 people call at the same time! This number will be used for rain out and weather-related messages. We will also record weekly announcements of upcoming special events! The new hotline number is 404-369-4242. Please click on this link for new and exciting information: http://www.sportsphonesolutions.com/5029/index.html.