McNairy County receives grant for sports

By Amanda Lowrance

A $2500 grant was awarded to the Community Center from United Way Funding according to a press release from Thursday, June 30. While still grateful for the grant, the amount has dwindled over past several years.

The money will be used for sports scholarships in the spring and fall programs to assure that all kids have a chance to play sports and is expected to start this month and distributed monthly.

“We are getting ready to start sign-ups for fall sports,” said Sybil Dancer, Director of Parks and Recreation. “We’ll be doing soccer, softball, basketball, and volleyball.”

Sign-ups for basketball will be for ages 4 – 12, soccer is for ages 3 – 14, and softball is for ages 4 – 14 with a fee of $40. Volleyball sign-ups will also be available with a fee of $25 to all ages.

 “We are going to try to put some new things in for the fall,” said Dancer. “We’ll be getting ready for Halloween and Green Market.”

Even though local sports have taken a break for the month, the Selmer Community Center has several activities to join.

Memberships are available to anyone and include access to the weight room that has Nautilus treadmill, bicycles, and a stair stepper.

Summer day camps are underway from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. with activities such as sports, swimming, and crafts at $50 a week.

Wednesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. the gym welcomes basketball and Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. the gym welcomes anyone for volleyball. All day Friday, the gym is open.

Yoga, dance, and cheerleading classes are also available. For more information visit the Selmer Community Center on the web at