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Tribal Health Youth Olympics set for Aug. 4

LAKEPORT – Native children from around Lake County are invited to take part in an athletic event Aug. 4.


The ninth annual Lake County Tribal Health Youth Olympics will be held that day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 401 Martin St. in Lakeport.


Registration starts at 9 a.m., said Misty Poloni of Lake County Tribal Health.


Poloni said children ages 4 to 18 are invited to participate. Lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m.


The event is meant to raise awareness of diabetes and youth physical fitness, Poloni said.


Events include t-ball, balloon toss, sack race, 25 yard run, basketball, softball throw and the day's final event, the tug-of-war, she said.


Trophies will be offered for winners, with medals given for the rest of the top three finishers, Poloni said.


The roster of events follows.


Ages 4-6


10 a.m. – T-ball

11 a.m. – Coed water balloon toss

11:30 a.m. – 25 yard run

1 p.m. – Coed sack race

2 p.m. – Tug-of-war


Ages 7-9


10:30 a.m. – T-ball

11 a.m. – 25 yard run

11:30 a.m. – Softball thrown

1:15 p.m. – Coed sack race

2 p.m. – Tug-of-war


Ages 10-12


10 a.m. – 25 yard run

10 a.m. – Basketball tournament trophy game

11 a.m. – Softball thrown

1:30 p.m. – Coed sack race

2 p.m. – Tug-of-war


Ages 13-15


10 a.m. – Basketball tournament trophy game

10:30 a.m. – 25 yard run

12 p.m. – Softball throw

2 p.m. – Tug-of-war


Ages 16-17


10 a.m. – Basketball tournament trophy game

12 p.m. – 25 yard run

1 p.m. – Softball throw

2 p.m. – Tug-of-war


For more information, call Lake County Tribal Health's administration at 707-263-8382, Extension 101.


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