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After having 36 kids participate in the first annual Taylorville Youth Sports Camp, this year’s goal is more than 50 area children having fun and connecting with older athletes at the second annual event. The Youth Sports Camp will be held from June 12th through 16th, and multiple sports will be played throughout the week.


Event organizer and former Taylorville cross country runner Tommy O’Brien is now running cross country for Millikin University. He talks about the many games that kids will get to play.



O’Brien says there are multiple goals for the kids that are a part of the camp.



Preregistration runs until June 1st and costs $40 per child. After that, the cost is $50 per child. All money raised will be distributed among various youth sports programs in Taylorville. Any child is welcome to come have fun; you do not have to live in Taylorville to participate. Flyers can be picked up and turned in at Taylorville Junior High School. If you would like more information, you can give a call to O’Brien at 217-827-5940 or email him at teobrien@millikin.edu.

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