If you have recently moved to Swanton in Ohio, you and your family may want to get more involved in your local community and getting involved in a local club or team is a good way to meet new friends as well as providing the opportunity to participate in sporting activities. While this is only a small village, it lies right at the heart of the North West region of the state so there are many towns and cities in the surrounding area that are within easy reach, and have a lot more to offer in this respect.
There are several towns and cities within a short drive of Swanton that offer more opportunities in this respect for both adults and children. The northwest Ohio Youth Soccer League is based in Maumee which is within easy access of the village and its aim is to promote youth soccer in the region through training, tournaments and related events. Any local soccer club or individual team may apply for membership and once this is accepted by the Executive Board, they become part of the NWOYSL, with the season starting at the beginning of September each year. If you are looking for an existing soccer club for your child (or children) to join, then the Pacesetters Soccer Club has a great reputation and cup-winning record for Under13-18’s. It was recently awarded Club of the year for the fifth time in six years and is based on West Central Avenue in Toledo. You will also find a Handball Club in Toledo on Field Avenue and this city is of course home to the region’s most famous baseball club, the Toledo Mud Hens for those who prefer watching sports to playing them. In addition, 2014 will see Toledo transformed into a winter wonderland towards the end of the year as it hosts Toledo Walleye Winterfest 2014. This 10 day event includes first ever outdoor professional hockey game and the focal point of the event will be the special outdoor ice skating rink that is due to be constructed at the at the Mud Hens ballpark, especially for this occasion. There will be a variety of hockey tournaments played here at youth, high school and adult levels, as well as broomball, curling and an open-skate that will be held at the city’s Huntington Center. There will also be live entertainment and music events, plenty of food and refreshments available as well as
ice sculpture demonstrations and fireworks so this a great sporting event that the whole family can get involved in and enjoy.
The town of Bryan in north-western Ohio is also within driving distance of Swanton and this has been the home of the state’s oldest athletics league. The North West Ohio Athletic league was established in 1926 and offers a wide range of disciplines for boys and girls that includes basketball, wrestling, softball, bowling and tennis as well as all aspects of track and field not to mention cheer leading and band marching too.