Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation

My name is Jesse Hahn and I am with the City of Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department. I am reaching out to inform you of a great opportunity for youth in our community during winter break. As many of you may already know, we hit the streets this past summer with the Rollin’ Recmobile and had great success. This is a mobile van that goes to various city parks and provides activities for kids to take home or play in the park. We are fortunate to bring it to the parks this winter and will be handing out a limited number of hats, gloves and mittens to local kids.

All activities will be done safely, masks will be worn, and social distancing will take place while following guidelines set in place by the Linn County Health Department.

Please see the attached document that includes the upcoming schedule and feel free to reach out with any questions.

I look forward to seeing all the smiling faces in a few weeks.


Jesse Hahn

Athletic Coordinator, Parks & Recreation

City of Cedar Rapids

500 15th Ave SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404



Design Contest – Dogs4Dystonia Dog Walk

For middle school or high school students, who is creative and wants to either draw or do a graphic design for the 2021 Dogs4Dystonia Dog -Walk T-shirt?    
The winning entry will get admission to the 2021 Dogs4Dystonia Dog Walk, a free t-shirt and goodie bag, along with a certificate of appreciation.  We will market this design and display it at all our promotional events to show the winning student’s design!  We will also display it on our Facebook page and any other social media or marketing site that we might use!  
We ask that each student fill out the entry form and submit the entry and entry fee to the following site: https://spaces.hightail.com/uplink/dystoniafoundation .
Are you and your family in quarantine or have extra time on your hands due to Covid? Why not help design our T-shirt and submit this before March 1, 2021!!
Remember, IF you are submitting a hand drawing, it MUST be legible, everything must be spelled correctly and the design must be legible. You MUST INCLUDE: Dogs4Dystonia: Hope on a Leash, along with the date of August 28, 2021 AND the 2021 theme MUST be incorporated into the T-shirt. What is the 2021 Theme: Medieval/Renaissance!
Get your creativity going and have your Middle School to High School aged student use their creativity and submit a design for the 2021 Dogs4Dystonia Dog Walk event that will be held at Thomas Park, Marion IA on Saturday, August 28, 2021. This year we will also offer a virtual walk for anyone who lives outside of the area and wants to participate!! We will have our event going on via Facebook LIVE and some activities, such as the Dog Costume Contest will be done BOTH at the event AND virtually!
Should you have ANY questions in regards to the walk or this contest, please, do not hesitate to email and ask me!
Attached you will find the entry form, a letter and an example of last year’s themed t-shirt! Please share this email and help spread the word. Thank you!
Sheila KillhamDogs4Dystonia Dog Walk–Marion IA OrganizerEast Central Iowa Corridor Dystonia Support Group LeaderMarion, IA

Xavier X-Men Wrestling

Xavier X-Men Wrestling Club (PK-8):  Learn more by joining us Wed. Nov., 18th at 6:30pm in the Xavier High School Commons. Practices start Mon., Nov. 30th. See attached flyer or contact Ben Hoover (bhoover@holmesmurphy.com or 319-929-5575) for more information.

* Every effort will be made to ensure the safety of our wrestlers.  As such, our program will be following the IHSAA COVID-19 Guidance.  Some of the precautions taken will include, but not limited to, disinfecting the wrestling room before and after every practice with both sanitizer and UV lighting, separating groups into two practices, assigning cohorts/pods of no more than 4-5 wrestlers, no shared drinking facilities or gear and pre-practice symptom checks.  

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions via email @ bhoover@holmesmurphy.com or by phone at 319-929-5575.

Thank you for supporting youth athletics during these trying times!

X-Men Wrestling Club
Facebook Page: facebook.com/groups/XMenWrestling/Calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=xavierxmenwrestling%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Chicago