Fort Wayne, Ind. (WANE) – Bubble Soccer, Pickleball, Human Foosball and Spikeball are just a taste of the sports that will be available to play and experience at the first annual Indiana Sports Festival. Sport Wayne, Inc., a new nonprofit will host the two-day event at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on March 21 and 22. Over 45 sports will be featured as well as fitness classes, celebrity speakers and clinics.
Sport Wayne Director, Corey Ford is passionate about making Fort Wayne a sports destination. He says, “Sport Wayne’s mission is to promote youth, recreational and adaptive sports programs in our region by providing unique platforms that connect citizens to new athletic opportunities. We think by supporting our local sports clubs, we can help make Fort Wayne one of the leading sports communities in the country.”
The Indiana Sports Festival is one platform by which Sport Wayne, Inc. can demonstrate the diversity of the Fort Wayne area’s athletic scope and increase support and awareness for the mission. This event really has something for for everyone. One of the features will be the Home Run Derby. It uses a turfed, indoor baseball stadium called the Sport Wayne Field. Guests will have 10 pitches each to hit as many home runs as possible. Another feature is the Pro-style Combine. Ford says”Sport Wayne hopes to identify the fastest, quickest and strongest athlete in Indiana. Awards will be given to top finishers in 40 Yard Dash, Bench Press, and Vertical Jump.” Runners are not neglected. The Indiana Sports Festival 5K Run is scheduled for Sunday. Ford anticipates “runners from all over Indiana to compete.”
The Indiana Sports Festival opens on Saturday from 9a.m. to 7p.m. and on Sunday from 10a.m. to 6p.m. Admission is $6 per student and $10 per adult. For more details, visit the Indiana Sports Festival website.