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Parks and Rec Department Trip to the Basketball Hall of Fame was a Hit!

March Madness is an exhilarating time for basketball fans all over the world. The thrill of watching intense college basketball games and witnessing the rise of future NBA stars is truly captivating. This year, our basketball clinics decided to add an extra dose of excitement to the March Madness season by organizing a fun trip to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Photo by Dan Leonard

The Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, is the perfect spot for basketball enthusiasts. It is a place where the history of the sport comes alive, and the legends of the game are immortalized. Our trip to the Hall of Fame was not only a chance to learn more about the game we love but also to be able to play on the main court where the old-time peach basket and smaller hoops are as well!

One of the highlights of our trip was the Hall of Fame’s “Legends of the Game” exhibit. Here, participants were able to learn about the pioneers of basketball, the players who revolutionized the game, and the coaches who shaped the sport. It was fascinating to see the younger kids be able to see how the game used to be and understand how much it has evolved.

After exploring the exhibits and immersing themselves in the history of basketball, participants couldn’t resist trying out the interactive games and challenges. From shooting hoops on a replica court to testing their knowledge in basketball trivia, everyone had a blast competing against each other and showcasing their skills.

The trip to the Basketball Hall of Fame was not only educational but also a great bonding experience for everyone involved.

Register today for our new Summer Fitness programs!

The Suffield Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of summer fitness programs for the whole family including: Energizing Vinayas Flow Yoga on Saturday mornings for Adults and Families with instructor Laura Dromgold, Get Fit with FitBarre with instructor Kimmy Uzar on Monday evenings, Ready to Run Fitness and Walking Club with instructor Sarah Supino owner of XGT Fitness on Wed. evenings and Total Body Fitness on Mondays and Wednesdays with instructors and owners of Hits and Kicks of Suffield-Donna Calabrese and Stephanie Dolan. Register today at

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