Floyd Bennett Field was home to the Brooklyn sporting event of the year — the kids’ Olympics!
Kids from across the borough flocked to the Aviator Sports Center in Mill Basin on Sunday, taking up bows and javelines — and running through more than one sprinkler — for this summer’s Aviator Olympic Sports Festival.
“There was soccer, basketball, archery, gymanstics, and javelin throwing,” said Avigail Shmulewitz, who brough her three children. “The kids had a great time.”
The Aviator Sports Center field day emulated the events of the Summer Olympics in large part, but also added some kid-friendly activities, including crafts and foam-covered sprinklers to cool off.
But parents said this event is even better than the real thing, and for one simple reason — everybody wins!
“What I liked most: there were no winners or losers, everyone got something for participating, and they were all happy,” said Dina Kay, who brought her daughter, Gabriella, to the event. “Everybody had a very good time.”
After the event, kids showed a new interest in the upcoming, official Summer Olympics, parents said.
“Yeah, they’ve been asking about it,” said Shmulewitz.
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