Youth Sports Program - In an exciting new venture, the Town of James Island has partnered with the City of Charleston to offer reduced rates for youth sports participants living in the Town of James Island. Previously, all Town residents were eligible to sign up for youth sports through the City of Charleston’s Recreation program, yet it was at the non-resident rate. Now, when Town residents sign up for youth sports, they will be charged the reduced City rate, which is $25 less per child. The Town of James Island will be funding the difference.
The Town is proud to be offering this program to its residents and hopes it enables more families to participate in various recreation activities. The Town and City both see this as a mutually beneficial partnership. We will be able to reach more children and serve more households without having to duplicate services or raise taxes.
This partnership will only apply to youth sports which are offered 3 times during the year for children ages 4-17. This partnership is modeled after the successful program that is offered by the City of Charleston and St. Andrews Parks and Playgrounds in the West Ashley area.
Spring Registration for Youth Sports begins on January 5th. Spring sports include baseball, softball, t-ball, soccer, and lacrosse. For more information on registering, please visit http://www.charleston-sc.gov/recreation.