Participate in the Courts Plus Blood Drive and receive a coupon for a pint of Culver's Frozen Custard! Courts Plus will be hosting a blood drive Monday, August 24 from 1-7 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call LifeSource at (877) 543-3768 or visit lifesource.org and use code EH27. Walk-ins are also welcome. The day of the blood drive, donors should prepare by eating well and staying hydrated. Please bring an ID to the drive.
Saturday, August 1 was the first Iron Chef Competition at Courts Plus. Carolyn Kelley, Kids Plus Director, was the mastermind behind the competition and provided participants with ribbons, certificates of completion and recipe cards. J. Barron's owner, Javier, and his staff worked diligently to prep nine different vegetables and beans, three types of sauces, two types of pasta and rice. Chef Javier and his daughter Stephanie assisted each child as they cooked their dish to assure their safety.
We are happy to share some exciting news with you. Beginning this winter Elmhurst Park District will employ a new registration and membership management system that will allow members easier access to their membership account information online. In preparation for this change, all monthly membership dues will be billed on the 1st of each month beginning September 1, 2015. Previously, Courts Plus billed on the 22nd of each month.
Congratulations to the Courts Plus Elmhurst 10 and under Tennis Team, which had a great team tennis season this year! The team won the 2015 USTA West Suburban Junior Team Tennis 10 and Under League Championship and followed this up with a successful tournament at the District level, becoming the USTA 2015 Midwest Chicago District 10 and Under Champions. Over the weekend of July 31st, the team participated in the Midwest Sectionals in Indianapolis, Indiana and took 2nd place in the 10 and Under Intermediate Division.
Courts Plus is so excited about their new, low impact Chair Yoga course that we're offering you an opportunity to try it for free! Join us Thursday, August 6, 10:45-11:30 a.m. for a free drop-in session and get the benefits of yoga in 45 minutes without getting down on the floor! Modified postures include seated and standing positions using the chair for support. Improve breathing, balance, muscular endurance and strength, joint range of motion, and relaxation. All are welcome to find their best individual pace.
This month Courts Plus is challenging you to add some variety to your health and fitness plan! Try switching up your routine at Courts Plus by trying something new, maybe a class or a different machine. You might discover a new passion or get out of the exercise doldrums. You can find more information about the monthly challenge by grabbing a flyer next time you are at Courts Plus or click the link below to download. Those who complete the challenge can also win a gift card by entering the raffle after you complete the challenge. Raffle tickets will be accepted until September 5.