The Marion Youth Sports Association and the Amateur Softball Association offers an active youth sports program, with community leagues for children 5-18.
The sport related activities include baseball, softball, basketball, football and junior cheerleading. There are several city parks, and the new Marion Recreational Complex, that houses three softball and two baseball fields, with more additions planned in the future.
The Marion Golf and Athletic Club is open by membership and offers an 18-hole championship golf course, recreational swimming, a fitness center, and tennis.Marion Patriots
Marion students participate in a wide variety of sports including football, baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, track, cross-country, golf, and tennis. Most events take place on the main campus of Marion High School offer an exciting, fun atmosphere.
Esperanza Bonanza Rodeo
Each year, there is always a great turn out of cowboys and cowgirls from all over the United States to participate in the annual Esperanza Bonanza Festival Rodeo, as well as standing- room only spectators. Our rodeo is sanctioned through the International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA), and in addition to earning points, winners also receive prize money.
Our rodeo consists of seven events: Saddle Bronc, Bareback Bronc, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, and Cowgirl Barrel Racing. Prize money added per event is $700 in addition to entry pool. Total number of places awarded (and prize amounts) will be determined by the number of participants for each event.
For more information about IPRA, including world & regional standings, click here to visit their website.