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The Bart & Nadia Sports Experience, in association with The Oklahoman, encourages families to take ownership of their health through activities that embrace Olympic, Paralympic and Special Olympics ideals with an emphasis on sports, nutrition and wellness. Please connect with us at, or on our social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter .




 The Bart & Nadia Sports Experience - FREE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

 *Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, 9 A.M. - 3 P.M. at the Cox Convention Center in OKC*

  • Health and fitness related booths offering information on nutrition, health care, exercise, sports activities and more!
  • Sports and other fitness activities for kids!
  • Prize Giveaways courtesy 

Perfect 10 Fitness Challenge:

Kids who complete 10 various fun fitness activities will earn a Bart & Nadia Sports Experience gold medal.

Activities available for kids to try:

  • Bart Conner Gymnastics Challenge
  • Chickasaw Nation Kayak Challenge
  • OKCCVB Rowing Challenge
  • UCO Health Adventure Experience Challenge Presented by INTEGRIS Health
  • OKC Energy FC Soccer Challenge
  • ITA Tennis Challenge 
  • OKC Thunder Basketball Challenge
  • USA Softball Skills Challenge
  • OK LWC & OK Crossfit Coaches Weightlifting & Crossfit Challenge
  • OKC Dodgers Pitching Challenge
  • OKC Strikers Cricket Challenge
  • International Judo Federation Challenge


Gymnastics Meets:


Perfect 10 Challenge

- An exciting women's collegiate gymnastics competition featuring 2017 NCAA National Champion Oklahoma vs. Nebraska. One night only on Friday, February 16, 2018, at 6:45 p.m. at the Cox Arena & Convention Center.  

Nadia Comaneci Invitational

- Age Group Competition: more than 1,500 level 2 through level 10 USAG and AAU gymnasts from all around the US will compete over three days. February 16-18, 2018, at the Cox Arena & Convention Center.  

The Nadia Comaneci International Invitational

- International Competition: competition among international elite gymnasts from the US and several foreign countries. Saturday, February 17, 2018

Bart Conner International Invitational

- More than 300 boys level 4 and up compete in the 32nd edition of this meet over two days. February 16-17, 2018, at the Cox Arena & Convention Center.  . 



okriversport_logoOKC RIVERSPORT Activities:

» OKC RIVERSPORT Indoor Kayak & Rowing Challenge
Experience the excitement of rowing and kayaking on the Oklahoma River! See the top kayakers in the nation competing during the OKC RIVERSPORT Indoor Kayak Championships at the Cox Convention Center. And watch OKC RIVERSPORT Juniors, Masters and Corporate Rowing League teams race in the winter Indoor Rowing Championship. Try it yourself when you hop on an indoor rowing or kayak machine.

OKC RUNderground:

RUNderground_logo-01-317x132» OKC RUNderground 
* The race starts at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in the Cox Convention Center on the first floor (street level). Participants run two laps of the course through The Underground, which equals 3.1 miles, or 5K. More information to come.



UCO_logo_2University Of Central Oklahoma Wellness Activities:


» Adventure Experiences Challenge:

Test your skills with the latest trend of slacklining. Participants will have the opportunity to try to balance themselves while walking across a nylon-tensioned rope that feels similar to a long, narrow trampoline!



thunderOKC Thunder Activities:


  • Come check out the OG&E Thunder Bolt. The OG&E Thunder Bolt is a traveling exhibit vehicle that serves as an interactive Thunder Basketball experience! It is stocked with multiple fan interactive opportunities for all ages including trivia, a branded locker for photo opportunites, player measure ups, and a photo booth that will allow you to instantly share your pictures.




Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy Activities: 

» Children will be taught various gymnastics skills including tumbling, vaulting, balance beam and parallel bars. 








USTA Tennis Activities: USTA

» Tennis is a sport of a lifetime. Anyone can play the game, regardless of age or ability. Come take a swing at it and learn more about this sport that will help keep you healthy and happy! Here are some of the activities you will experience:
  • Get your chance to rally with a Pro!
  • Participate in tennis target challenge.
  • Learn great racquet skills!
Kids will get to engage in "10 & Under Tennis" - a more kid-friendly way to play the game! With bigger and slower tennis balls, racquets customized for smaller hands, and a smaller court, kids will have more fun and less frustration while learning to play the game. 


Free helmets by Team Turtle and helmet decorating.

OKC Energy Activities: 

Do you have what it takes to be a World Class Striker!? Step up and take your best penalty shot, and score one for the Oklahoma City Energy FC!

OKC DodgersOKC Dodgers Pitching Challenge:

Be the next Oklahoma City Dodgers prospect. Stop by and show off your arm!

OKlahoma LWC & CrossFit Coaches Weightlifting Challenge: 

Develop speed, power, and agility with CrossFit and weight lifting techniques.

ASA/USA SoftballUSA Softball: 

Stop by to test your softball pitching and hitting skills! Learn more about USA Softball and how you can get involved. There will be plenty of freebies and plenty of fun! Visit for more information.

OKC CricketOKC Strikers Club Cricket Challenge: 

Stop by and try out the game of cricket! Participants can learn batting techniques and bowling (pitching) actions with kid friendly cricket equipment. Learn all about cricket from real players in their full game day gear!




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