It’s called ‘Family Night at First Dam’ and it’s happening Friday night, June 22nd, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Local families are invited to enjoy hot dogs, chips and games at the mouth of Logan Canyon. Also, you can donate to fund an Eagle Scout project that will benefit the Cache Kraken Water Polo team. On KVNU’s For the People program on Thursday, their coach Eric Richards talked about the event.
“Two of our players, Mason and his cousin Porter, are doing an Eagle Scout project,” Richards explained. “For this, they are fabricating water polo goals. Our little water polo club is a non-profit organization and they saw a need and are stepping up. So we’ve organized this community event at 6 o’clock Friday evening at First Dam.”
One hundred percent of donations made during the night will go to the project and help in getting the materials needed. Richards said the sport of water polo is old and challenging.
“Water polo has a huge history. It’s the oldest Olympic sport,” Richards continued. “Globally, it’s played quite a bit. It’s not as big here in the U.S., especially not here in Utah.
“There (are) only about 29 teams statewide, we’ve had some great success with our programs. Kids start in Junior High and work up into the High School ranks and just have a good time learning a new sport and making a ton of new friends.”
Families or individuals interested in the sport can get more information at CachePolo.com or search for Cache Water Polo on Facebook.
AUDIO: Cache Water Polo team coach Eric Richards talks to KVNU’S FTP host Jason Williams