Photos: Rec on the Go brings sports gear to where the kids are


13-year-old Eric Aduda lays a hit on Viktor the Viking.
1 Eric Aduda, 13, lays a hit on Viktor the Viking during a drills and skills time at Zanewood Recreation Center in Brooklyn Park on Tuesday. 
Beyanca Brewster slides down a from a football shaped bounce house.
2 Beyanca Brewster, 12, slides down a football-shaped bounce house. Rec on the Go is run by the City of Brooklyn Center, Partners in Nutrition and the Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth. 
Participants face off for throwing drills.
3 Participants face off for throwing drills. With the grant, Rec on the Go now has two trucks to reach apartment complexes, and low-income neighborhoods this summer. 
Jeffrey Willis stays hydrated.
4 Jeffrey Willis stays hydrated. "When we look at the kinds of sports and recreations that are in the suburbs it can be challenging," said Rebecca Gilgen, executive director of the Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth, the grant recipient of $90,000. "It's usually the athletic associations that might be too expensive, even with sliding fees," she said. High school systems help, but don't reach everyone. "Only a handful of people get to play, so there's this big gap in the middle." 
High fives after skills and drills.
5 Participants high-five after completing training drills. 
Viktor the Viking watches participants do a stiff leg run.
6 Viktor the Viking watches participants do a stiff leg run as part of warm ups lead by former Vikings player and current youth football manager E.J. Henderson. 
E.J. Henderson throws a pass to a volunteer from Boston Scientific.
7 Henderson throws a pass to a volunteer from Boston Scientific, a company that helped fund the Rec on the Go! event. Laura Stigen, a recreation youth worker with Rec on the Go, said the trucks are filled with gear. "We have football, soccer, table games, arts and crafts, clay, canvas and paint, anything you can have in a recreational facility, we pack in the truck." 
E.J. Henderson gives a high-five
8 Henderson high fives participants. 
E.J. Henderson hands out autographed footballs.
9 Henderson hands an autographed football to Jasmine Oliver, far left. The footballs were donated by Gopher Sports. 
Jasmine Oliver holds a giant check.
10 Jasmine Oliver, left, holds a giant check representing the $90,000 grant given to the Brooklyn Bridge Youth Alliance Program to support the Rec on the Go initiative.