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Registration open for Ken-Rock’s summer youth softball leagues

ROCKFORD – It’s time to get back into the swing of things. If you have a boy or girl ages 6 to 17, you now can register them for Ken-Rock Community Center’s youth softball leagues. Ken-Rock’s summer leagues run from June 2 to July 20 at the Don Schmid Youth Sports Complex behind Riverdahl School, on …

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Thank you Community Foundation

Ken-Rock Community Center is proud to be among the 79 projects, programs and events that will receive nearly $1.9 million over the next three years from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. Ken-Rock will receive $20,000 to launch our Foundations for Success program. This program will be geared specifically to junior high students, concentrating on …

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Paint. Sip. Repeat. Painting Party!

Local artist Savannah Bishop is holding a painting class at Ken-Rock Community Center on Friday, Dec. 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bishop will teach the basics of painting and then help students work on their own artistic vision, while sharing a glass of wine and treats. The cost is only $25 per person and …

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Ken-Rock now enrolling future stars in winter hitting, fielding clinics

  The baseball seasons in the Midwest are much too short, and if you’re aspiring big leaguer wants to keep up with his or her future competition from the warm-weather states, they need to keep sharp in the winter. Ken-Rock now is enrolling baseball and softball players into its baseball and softball specialty camps to …

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Ken-Rock now enrolling students into Summer Excellence program

ROCKFORD – Ken-Rock Community Center now is taking applications for its Summer Excellence Recreation Program. Ken-Rock’s summer program is 11 weeks of fun, character building and education for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade.  Each of the 11 weeks has a theme with a plethora of planned activities such as jumpolines and squirt gun show …

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Ken-Rock the place to come for Easter fun

ROCKFORD – Ken-Rock Community Center will hold its annual Eggstravaganza on April 15 from noon to 2 p.m. at the center at 3218 11th Street. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures and prizes. There will be an inflatable bounce house obstacle course to burn off energy, face painting, craft stations, plenty of …

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Ken-Rock youth football registration to begin April 3

Ken-Rock Community Center will open up online registration for its junior tackle football program on April 3 and the center will hold walk-in registration at its 3218 11th Street location on April 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Ken-Rock Bengals have teams in two divisions: Flyweight for kids ages six through eight who are …

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Scenes from Rising Stars All-Star Classics

Thank you to the Rockford Register Star for coming out to our all-star games – “Ken-Rock Classic brings together area athletes.” Based on Ken-Rock’s track record of outstanding athletes to pass through our halls, several of the players in action this weekend will lead their area schools to titles in the next few seasons. If …

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61 to play in Sunday’s Rising Stars All-Star Classic

ROCKFORD – Ken-Rock Community Center, 3218 11th Street, will have 61 players from eight communities in Winnebago, Ogle and Stephenson counties playing Sunday, March 5, as part of its annual Rising Stars All-Star Classic. The Rising Stars All-Star Classic is made up of players from Ken-Rock’s middle school leagues, which start after the school season …

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Online softball registration now open, in-person registration March 11

ROCKFORD – Ken-Rock Community Center, 3218 11th Street, will hold registrations for its summer youth softball program on Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the community center. The leagues are for boys and girls, ages four to 17 – age is determined as of August 1. The cost is $80 for boys …

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Ken-Rock Community Center is renowned for its youth recreation sports programs. Over 1,200 boys and girls participate in year round sports and recreational activities. Fun, Sportsmanship and skill development is the focus of these programs along with a stress on character development.

All of Ken-Rock's sports programs depend on volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering contact Athletic Director Ron Adams by email at or by phone at (815) 398-8864.

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