Williamsbridge Oval Rec Center brings Olympic games to the Bronx

Manager of the recreation center, Sarah Bishow-Semevolos, says different events and activities are offered for kids and their families during school break to help get them out of the house.

News 12 Staff

Feb 23, 2022, 2:50 AM

Updated 820 days ago

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The Olympic games may be over, but children from the Bronx got to enjoy their own version of the Olympics at the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. 
Manager of the recreation center, Sarah Bishow-Semevolos, says different events and activities are offered for kids and their families during school break to help get them out of the house. 
“We have curling, snowball throwing, hockey,” says Bishow-Semevolos. “Just to get the kids out and the families out to enjoy the week.” 
Those who participated say they had a great time. 
Shagari Alleyme says he just wanted to play basketball and football. 
“But I came here to meet up with friends,” says Alleyme. “We’re going to play some games and then go home.” 
Bishow-Semevolos says the events can serve as an inspiration for the kids. 
“If they’re learning at a young age, they can remember, ‘hey when I was 4 or 5-years-old I did this, and now as a grown adult, maybe I can pursue a career,” says Bishow-Semevolos. 
Those dreams can even possibly lead to being an Olympic athlete. 
The Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center will be offering activities every afternoon for the rest of the week. Sign-ups are free. All you have to do is show up. 


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