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  • Vikings Flag Team win the first battle of the night. More pics to come.

  • Happening TOMORROW!!! Be sure to tune into Fox Sports Radio Valdosta as Phil Jones and Dr. Mike McCartney will broadcast LIVE for ALL THREE GAMES! You can listen to their play by play on 96.1 FM and 1150 AM. Thanks to Adel Dental Associates and Dr. McCartney for supporting the inaugural Junior Winnersville Classic! Flag game starts at 5:30 PM, 2nd/3rd tackle at 6:30 PM, and 4th/5th tackle at 7:30 PM. See you at Martin Stadium tomorrow afternoon!

  • Who will walk away the winner? Wear your most hideous Christmas creation to our 2nd Annual #VLPRA #UglySweater5K and you may earn this #racebling 🏃‍♀️🏃🥇🏅🎅🏻 Happening 12/23 at Freedom Park. Sign up now at www.vlpra.com

  • The smell of gingerbread is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Come decorate a gingerbread man cookie, make your own Christmas ornament, and visit with Santa just in the nick of time. Only $2 per person. You can buy tickets online or at the door; no advanced registration necessary. Event will be indoors at the Wood Valley Community Center, located at 1907 Gornto Road in Valdosta.

  • We're hosting an outdoor dinner party with Kris Kringle! Join Santa for dinner, cookies, and a story in Drexel Park on Wednesday, December 20th. We will have a catered meal and plenty of one on one time with Santa. The Jolly Old Elf will arrive at 5:00 PM and dinner starts at 5:30 PM. Space is VERY limited. Advanced tickets required- only $7 per person. Bring the whole family. Buy tickets by December 15th at https://secure.rec1.com/GA/valdosta-lowndes/catalog/index?filter=c2VhcmNoPXNhbnRh

  • POSTPONED BECAUSE OF WEATHER! THIS GAME WILL HAPPEN ON DECEMBER 14th; SAME TIME, SAME PLACE. Originally scheduled for the 7th, now on the 14th. Join us for the first-ever Junior Winnersville Classic!!! It’s the All Star Games for VLPRA’s youth football teams. The All Star Players from all of VLPRA’s teams will play in three games: a Flag Kindergarten/1st Grade game at 5:30 PM, a tackle 2nd/3rd grade game at 6:30 PM, and a tackle 4th/5th grade game at 7:30 PM. It will be just like the high school Winnersville Classic with Valdosta All Stars facing Lowndes All Stars at Martin Stadium. All Star youth cheerleaders will be on the sidelines, too! It will be a spectacle with high school players from Lowndes and Valdosta on the sidelines as well as cheerleaders and even the Lowndes High Georgia Bridgemen!! This will be a night to remember for all the participants and community alike! Admission is FREE, so lets fill up the stadium and support our youth football players and cheerleaders! Come join the fun and cheer on the Wildcats or the Vikings at the first ever Junior Winnersville Classic on Thursday, December 14th at Lowndes High School’s Martin Stadium.

  • GAME POSTPONED! Please share!!!! Because of heavy rain moving into the area, we will play on December 14th, not December 7th.

  • Get your ugly on- it's time for our annual Ugly Sweater 5K! We give out awards for top overall male and female, top finishers in each age group, and (of course) for the Ugliest Sweater. The first 40 people who register for the 5K will get a free Santa hat at the race. Sign up online at www.vlpra.com and be sure to register by 12/10 to guarantee your shirt. (We will still take registrations all the way up to race day). It's Saturday, December 23rd at Freedom Park and it is a road run/walk. Registration/check in starts at 7:30 AM, the fun run begins at 9:00 AM and the 5K begins at 9:30 AM (once the last fun run participant finishes). Only $25 for 5K pre-registration, and $30 for 5K race day registration. $10 for Fun Run pre-registration and $15 for Fun Run race day registration.

  • Kick off Christmas week with a free holiday symphony featuring the Azalea Winds Community Band. The band is a full orchestra conducted by Deborah Bradley and Chris Huss. Guest performers "The Waycross Brass" with principal player Kathy H Cox will make a special appearance. You don't want to miss this FREE concert. It's Monday, December 18th at 7:00 PM at the VLPRA Senior Center, located at 1360 East Park Avenue in Valdosta. No registration required and open to all ages!

  • POSTPONED BECAUSE OF WEATHER! THIS GAME WILL HAPPEN ON DECEMBER 14th; SAME TIME, SAME PLACE. Originally scheduled for the 7th, now on the 14th. Join us for the first-ever Junior Winnersville Classic!!! It’s the All Star Games for VLPRA’s youth football teams. The All Star Players from all of VLPRA’s teams will play in three games: a Flag Kindergarten/1st Grade game at 5:30 PM, a tackle 2nd/3rd grade game at 6:30 PM, and a tackle 4th/5th grade game at 7:30 PM. It will be just like the high school Winnersville Classic with Valdosta All Stars facing Lowndes All Stars at Martin Stadium. All Star youth cheerleaders will be on the sidelines, too! It will be a spectacle with high school players from Lowndes and Valdosta on the sidelines as well as cheerleaders and even the Lowndes High Georgia Bridgemen!! This will be a night to remember for all the participants and community alike! Admission is FREE, so lets fill up the stadium and support our youth football players and cheerleaders! Come join the fun and cheer on the Wildcats or the Vikings at the first ever Junior Winnersville Classic on Thursday, December 14th at Lowndes High School’s Martin Stadium.

  • Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for the wonderful community we serve. VLPRA offices are closed today and tomorrow for the holiday. We will reopen at 8:30 AM Monday. We hope you have a safe, enjoyable holiday weekend.

  • Coming December 7th: the Junior Winnersville Classic! Our All Star teams will compete in the VLPRA version of the beloved high-school rivalry game. It's open to the public and free admission. Come watch all the future VHS Wildcats and LHS Vikings compete at Martin Stadium!!!

  • Thanks to The Valdosta Daily Times for coming to our football championships and publishing this article about our program! #WeGrowChampions http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/sports/local_sports/vlpra-youth-football-growth-on-display-at-title-games/article_4677a945-d722-5238-9202-26fba253b856.html

  • We are overwhelmed by the response to today's Stocked Cart Race. We had more teams (18!!!!) and more food than ever before. All the food raised went straight to Hungry At Home. There was so much, the H@H folks had to get a big rental size truck to carry it all. Thank you to all of our teams who participated and contributed to such an awesome cause. Thank you to Mayor John Gayle and County Commission Chairman Bill Slaughter for holding the finish line tape as well as to Council Woman Vivian Miller Cody and to Sheriff Ashley Paulk for attending. Thank you to Lowes for hosting the event and letting us race their carts. Congrats to our winning teams: J.L. Lomax with the Most Food Raised and Fastest Cart and Dewar Elementary Student Council for Best Decorated Cart. These are the phone photos. More pictures to come...

  • VLPRA is bringing blockbuster films to our parks! Grab a blanket or chairs and a picnic to watch a movie under the stars on our 20-foot inflatable screen. It's open to everyone, no registration necessary. And the best part- it's COMPLETELY FREE! No tickets required. We will show the live-action Disney hit "Beauty and the Beast" (PG) on Friday, February 23rd at Drexel Park (1401 North Patterson Street, Valdosta). We'll start the movie as soon as the sun goes down (around 6:45 PM).

  • VLPRA is bringing blockbuster films to our parks! Grab a blanket or chairs and a picnic to watch a movie under the stars on our 20-foot inflatable screen. It's open to everyone, no registration necessary. And the best part- it's COMPLETELY FREE! No tickets required. We will show the Christmas blockbuster "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (PG) on Thursday, December 21st at JW Saunders Park (1151 River Street, Valdosta). We'll start the movie as soon as the sun goes down (around 5:45 PM).

  • VLPRA is bringing blockbuster films to our parks! Grab a blanket or chairs and a picnic to watch a movie under the stars on our 20-foot inflatable screen. It's open to everyone, no registration necessary. And the best part- it's COMPLETELY FREE! No tickets required. We will show the holiday hit "The Santa Clause" (PG) on Tuesday, December 19th at Drexel Park (1401 North Patterson Street, Valdosta). We'll start the movie as soon as the sun goes down (around 5:45 PM).

  • VLPRA is bringing blockbuster films to our parks! Grab a blanket or chairs and a picnic to watch a movie under the stars on our 20-foot inflatable screen. It's open to everyone, no registration necessary. And the best part- it's COMPLETELY FREE! No tickets required. We will show the Disney hit "Moana" (PG) on Friday, November 10th at Freedom Park (3795 Guest Road, Valdosta). We'll start the movie as soon as the sun goes down (around 5:45 PM).

  • YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION EXTENDED! It's open to Kindergarten through 12th grades and is school based. There are teams for boys and girls at each grade, in each school including Valdosta City Schools, Lowndes County Schools, Scintilla Charter Academy, and private schools in Valdosta/Lowndes County. It's only $75 and that includes the uniform. We've extended registration to November 19th, so sign up today! Click here to register now: https://secure.rec1.com/GA/valdosta-lowndes/catalog/index?filter=c2VhcmNoPSZjYXRlZ29yeSU1QjUyOTYlNUQ9MQ==

  • Today's cancelled football games have been rescheduled for Wednesday. Please click the link below for teams, times, and locations. We will let you know as soon as we have make up dates for baseball, softball, t-ball and soccer.