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FEMA Gives Sports and Recreation $1.4M to Restore Emile Griffith Park

The park, named after professional boxer Emile Griffith, was significantly damaged during the 2017 hurricane season. It was partially refurbished in 2019, but has not functioned in its full capacity since the storms.
Elizabeth Nurse and Tyler Rice founded Breathe St. Thomas as a non-profit organization where proceeds from the studios’ yoga classes are used to fund community outreach projects centered around providing trauma relief. (Bethaney Lee photo)

Workout With WTJX, Breathe Yoga for Adults and Kids to Help Public Stay Fit

Virgin Islanders are still under a ‘Stay at Home’ order, but we still need to exercise. WTJX has engaged trainers in the territory as it debuts “Workout With WTJX,” featuring workouts that people can follow right in their homes.

Organizers Cancel 2020 International Optimist Regatta Due to COVID-19

Organizers of the International Optimist Regatta, which is presented by EMS Virgin Islands, TOTE Maritime Clinic and TOTE Maritime Team Race, regret to announce the cancellation of the 2020 event.
Tim Duncan capped his 19-year career with the San Antonio Spurs on Satirday with election to the Basketball Hall of Fame. (Photo from youtube)

Tim Duncan Part of Elite 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Class

St. Croix native Tim Duncan was announced as a member of a star-studded 2020 class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a nine-member group also includes Kevin Garnett and the late Kobe Bryant.

Virgin Islands Athletes Shift Focus to 2021 After 2020 Olympic Games Postponed

While the decision to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo until next summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to save lives, the decision made an impact on athletes who planned on representing the U.S. Virgin Islands on the big stage.

A Look Back on Aliyah Boston’s Freshman Season

This upcoming weekend would have been the NCAA Women’s Division 1 basketball Final Four competition, and it’s very likely that South Carolina, and Virgin Islander Aliyah Boston, would have been taking part in the national semifinals.

Pure Balance Fitness Offering Online Classes in Response to COVID-19

Pure Balance has converted all of its fitness classes to online classes so people can continue to exercise through the Coronavirus Pandemic from their own home.

Corrections to Install Vocational Training Program in Advanced Horse Care

The goal of the program is to provide job skills and equine assisted therapy to incarcerated men and women, thereby lowering the rate of recidivism and increasing wage-earning opportunities for the inmates upon release.

V.I. Track and Field Federation Bulletin on COVID-19

The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation (VITFF) announced on Wednesday the information and actions it is taking relative to the outbreak of COVID-19/coronavirus.

Sports, Parks and Recreation Shares COVID-19 Protocols

In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Virgin Islands Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation has taken the following preventative measures in alignment with the Department of Health’s recommendations to help protect and serve the community.

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