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Posted: May 29, 2018
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Under the threat of a storm, about half a dozen children flocked to Chappapeela Sports Park to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math.

Young students from the local area were led under Louisiana’s 2017 Teacher of the Year Joni Smith during the free STEM Athletes Program on Saturday, May 26.

Smith’s original inspiration for the camp was to educate students who she doesn’t normally teach science and math principles to through STEM activities during community outreach.

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Posted: Sep 4, 2017
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Ryanne Dewhurst discusses how she developed a career by merging a love for sports and communication

Chappapeela Sports Park has recently decided to revamp their core staff by hiring women who specialize in a variety of subject areas. The newest addition to the sports park comes from a woman who found a unique passion that merges a career in communication along with an enjoyment for sports.

Ryanne Dewhurst was recently appointed Youth Program Specialist and Marketing Manager of Chappapeela Sports Park.

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Posted: Jun 19, 2017
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From Cornwall, England to Hammond: How Amber Grose found a passion for sports in the local area

With a National Diploma in Sports Fitness, Exercise and Coaching and a certification in Sports Leadership, Amber Grose is proudly serving as the current Deputy Director at Chappapeela Sports Park.

Grose’s journey began in Cornwell, England where early on in life, she developed an appreciation for sports. Her mom was an athlete, her dad a coach and her brother a partner in rugby and soccer.

“A lot of my childhood was based around sports,” said Grose. “I was never good at arts or anything else like that. It was always sports, so my childhood was really made up of a lot of soccer and netball, a European sport.”

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Posted: Jun 19, 2017
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The Chappapeela Sports Park hosted an Easter oriented event to bring the community’s children together for a day by including festival-like attractions, activities and candy.

On Saturday, Apr. 15, the fourth annual Easter Eggstravaganza was held. With the promise of 10,000 eggs to be captured during an egg hunt, having the guest of honor, the Easter bunny, was just one perk of the day for children and parents.

Denise Freeman and Adalyn Adams of Sun, Louisiana visited the Chappapeela’s Easter Eggstravaganza for the first time. Freeman, grandmother of Adams, appreciated the effort that went into coordinating the event.

“It was all very nice and very organized,” said Freeman. “It lets them get involved with the community.”

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