Damien Mallory, Brian Currie, and Otto McDuffie are former student athletes, and standout ones, too. Each one received all-city honors while in high school and earned sports scholarships to colleges, including the University of Wisconsin, Northern Illinois University, and DePaul University. Currie even played professional basketball in France. As coaches at PLAY Athletics Sports Camp, they use this training and experience to develop athletes' character and in-game skills during instructional sports leagues and camps. Held outdoors, the summer sports camps focus on basketball or football and provide boys and girls aged 6 to 13 with all-day activities, including field trips, scrimmages, and juice-box chug-offs.
Equipment: Bands, medicine balls, kettlebells, and weights
Students should bring: Water and a towel
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Milwaukee’s Historic Concordia neighborhood history dates back to 1850 when settlers created large estates. Since then, this early Milwaukee suburb attracted the rich and powerful in the Victorian Era who built spectacular homes and mansions. Today it is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood of caring individuals.
Located inside a brick-hewn building reminiscent of a grand castle, the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery recounts the history of the company’s former brewery, which dates back to 1844. Visitors tour Pabst’s corporate offices, take photos with a statue of Captain Frederick Pabst, and drink tall pints of the brewery’s concoctions. The gift shop stocks vintage Pabst memorabilia, including steins, shirts, and artwork. Best Place’s halls and courtyards can also be rented for banquets, weddings, and other events.
First Stage recently celebrated its 26th anniversary as a children's theater, producing professional productions and developing new plays. It has hosted 40 world premieres and worked with renowned artists and authors including Stephen Schwartz and Cornelia Funke.
Through its theater academy and education program, First Stage aims to inspire a love of learning amongst young people with active teaching tools and a curriculum that emphasizes imagination. The theater-in-education programs reach roughly 20,000 students every year through theater residencies and in-classroom workshops such as the Bully Ban workshop, which teaches students how to respect one another and prevent harassment through improvisational exercises. Schools can also partner with First Stage to bring the arts into their facilities with field trips, workshops, and arts-integrated teaching.