Starting on Monday, July 11, Beat the Streets will be taking part in the Public School Athletic League’s Big Apple Games. This program accommodates children from grades 4 through 12, including students with special needs, providing recreational opportunities for youth across New York City.
"Beat the Streets is excited to once again be partnering with the PSAL's Big Apple Games this summer,” said BTS Director of Programming Ken Bigley. “Because of the inclusion of wrestling as a Big Apple Games sports-specific skill program, PSAL and BTS wrestlers are able to practice and train during the summer months in all five boroughs. The BTS and PSAL wrestling coaches always tell our student-athletes that summer wrestlers makes winter champions, and the PSAL's Big Apple Games gives the student-athletes the opportunity to be summer wrestlers."
The program provides opportunities in numerous sports aside from wrestling, including volleyball, basketball, softball, floor hockey, and gymnastics. Sites of the afternoon and evening teen recreational centers also offer game room activities, arts and crafts, and swimming instruction.
The Big Apple Games wrestling practices will run from July 11 to August 19. Boys and girls of all ages are encouraged to drop in as preregistration is not required, nor are there limits on the number of sessions or locations attended. Locations and times can be found on the BTS website.