Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Health Center Celebrates Anniversary in New Facility

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Health Center Celebrates Anniversary in New Facility

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Coming up Saturday is an all-family, all-day activity sponsored by and benefiting the Oklahoma County Chapter of the American Red Cross, which is attempting to replenish its disaster relief funds that were distributed to victims of disastrous floods and tornadoes this year in Oklahoma.

Sports and Swimfest will take place at Will Rogers Park, NW 36th St. and Portland Ave., and will highlight 10 different sports including aerobics, aquatics, baseball, basketball, football, frisbee golf, golf, gymnastics, soccer and volleyball. Also planned are a fun walk, a health fair, sports card show and free Red Cross swimming lessons.

Admission buttons are $5 per person and may be purchased at Leadership Square's information booth, any Bank of Oklahoma location, Oshman's Sporting Goods store, Target stores and the Oklahoma County Red Cross Chapter, 601 NE 6th St. Presented by the Red Cross and co-sponsored by the City of Oklahoma City, Sports and Swimfest '93 are sanctioned by the Oklahoma Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Sports celebrities who will make appearances include world champion gymnast Shannon Miller, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Janet Evans, former University of Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer, sports caster and former OU football player Dean Blevins, the U.S. World Cup Soccer Team and local PGA professionals.

Trolleys will be at Will Rogers Park to transport attendees from event to event so it should be fun and easy. . . Scheduled Friday and Saturday is a Festival of the Pig-Oklahoma Barbecue Cook-Off at Arts Festival Plaza in downtown Oklahoma City. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. Friday and continue through 6 p.m. Saturday. The 1992 World Champion barbecue team, which also took top rib cooking honors in the 1993 International BBQ Cooking Contest, is among more than a dozen prize-winning teams from across the nation already signed up for the local competition. Activities end at 9 p.m. Friday and reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday.

This two-day event is presented by and will benefit the Oklahoma City Food Bank, which distributes primarily donated food to 400 non-profit agencies that feed the hungry and needy in 50 Oklahoma counties. …

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