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jr NBA skills challenge 2020 Abilene Texas

Jr NBA Skills Challenge | Saturday, February 1 at 9:00am

The Jr. NBA Skills Challenge presented by Under Armour provides boys and girls, ages 13 and younger, the opportunity to showcase their fitness through a dribbling, shooting, and rebounding skills competition in the sport of basketball. Boys and girls compete separately in two different age groups: 11U and 13U. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each age and gender group are submitted and advance to a Regional Competition. The Jr. NBA will host a Regional Competition at selected court facilities on a Saturday or Sunday between February 16 and April 26 of 2020. Players receive t-shirts, awards, and potentially team sponsor related items. The 1st Place Champion in each age and gender group from each Regional Competition will automatically advance to the National Finals. The Regional Competition Champions (top male and female participants in each age group) will compete in the National Finals in New York City between June 23 and June 26. Finalists win an all-expense paid trip to New York City, receive gift bags, attend special events, interact with NBA/WNBA/G League Players, Legends, & Draftees, and attend the 2020 NBA Draft presented by State Farm. 

This program is free for all participants, and the NBA skills challenge will be held at Rose Recreation Center (2601 S 7th Street) on Saturday, February 1 at 9:00am. Register online today at!

Daddy Daughter 2020 Abilene Texas

Daddy Daughter Dance | Thursday, February 6 at 7:00pm

Explore the winter magic at the City of Abilene Recreation Division 22nd annual Daddy Daughter Dance.

The dance is open to young princesses ages 3-13 and their dads or male role models. Our royal event The Winter Fantasy will take place at the Abilene Convention Center on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm.

Doors will open at 6:30pm for formal pictures by a professional photographer with print packages available for purchase.

This magical evening will be an enchanting event that has even thawed frozen hearts, because some people are worth melting for!

Please note, EACH person must have a ticket to enter the dance.

Registration opens November 25 and will be open until February 6 at 5pm. If you register between November 25 and December 15, you will receive a commemorative stocking stuffer just in time for Christmas!

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Steam N Wheels 2020 Bike Race Abilene Texas

Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race | Saturday, March 14 at 10am

Join us for our 2020 Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race happening Saturday, March 14! There are three different distances, one 12 mile, one 32 mile, and one 48 mile. The race will start at Grover Nelson Park (2070 Zoo Lane) at 10am, and it’s $35 per individual. Late registration happens from 8-9am on the day of the race, and it’ll be $45 per individual. Racers can pick up their packets on Friday, March 13 from 8am-5pm at Community Services at 633 Walnut Street. There will also be prizes available for winners of the different age divisions! You can register online Friday, December 20 at!

Abilene Outdoor Adventures 2020 Abilene Texas

Abilene Outdoor Adventures | Saturday, June 6 at 9am

This event will take place at Grover Nelson Park (2070 Zoo Lane) on Saturday, June 6 from 9am-3pm! Take part in the outdoors by discovering new adventures, learning about the environment through fun and engaging activities, and participating in dozens of different activities! Free fun for people of all ages!

  1. Spring
  2. Summer
  3. Fall
  4. Winter
  • Evening Easter Egg Hunt
  • Mayor's Hike
  • Spring Break Camp
  • Steam N Wheels Bike Race
  • Mother & Son Dance

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