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Help a Dad: Single parent needs twice a month sports program for child

Posted October 25, 2011

I know this series is usually called "Help a Mom," but this week, our question comes from a dad who I met at the Fox 50 Family Fest a few weeks ago.

He has custody of his son, who lives a couple of hours from the Triangle, every other weekend. He is looking for a sports program that he can sign his grade schooler up for on the weekends that he's with him.

Because the child is in town every other weekend, it might be difficult for him to be part of a team since he'd miss so many practices and games. But I thought that maybe he could be part of a skills class. I did check in with a couple of programs in the area and found that Polar Ice House with locations in Cary, Wake Forest and Garner can prorate its programs for a child who is in town only every other weekend. MVP Sports Factory in Wake Forest can do the same.

If you're aware of sports teams or programs (or any program for that matter because I'm sure there are other parents out there wondering the same thing about art classes, dance classes, etc.), please share.

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  • shall6 Oct 26, 2011

    My pleasure piraterph85!


  • piraterph85 Oct 26, 2011

    Thanks so much for helping us single Dad's out here. It's tough when the kids want to do things and you only have them everyother weekend and they miss practices and such.

  • notherbettie Oct 26, 2011

    I have posed the same question to the White Tiger staff in Cary, and they agreed to prorate their monthly package. I'm sure there are other Tae Kwon Do facilities in the area that would do the same.

  • yesimagirl Oct 26, 2011

    Dream Sports in Apex has loads of different types of programs...

  • ProudBlackSingleMother Oct 25, 2011

    I am glad that you are easing your gender bias for this one.

  • scarlett2 Oct 25, 2011

    Many small towns have community centers that offer sports where kids can attend as they are able and their prices are affordable.

    Zebulon's community center has Youth Basketball leagues and the cost is $40 for non-residents. They also offer baseball, softball, basketball, tennis, karate, etc. My daughter and I go there for yoga, it is a great place, small town atmosphere, not overly crowded. They also have a gym, zumba classes, senior walking group, etc. And there is a really nice park behind the center with a great playground for kids; walking trail; baseball area etc. The staff is very friendly and helpful.