YOUTH DAY SET FOR JULY 13
This year’s 29th annual Metro Detroit Youth Day will be held July 13. Children between the ages of 8 and 15 years will enjoy a variety of games, sports clinics, motivational speakers, entertainment, sports stars, fun and a free lunch.
Last year there were more than 1,600 volunteers who supervised more than 37,000 children, according to Ed Deeb, co-founder and chairman of Metro Detroit Youth Day and President of Michigan Food and Beverage Association. “ It was the largest attendance ever and the largest youth event in the state,” he said.
Each year college scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors, and several students are honored for academic achievement and community work. In addition to youth winning games, contests, and races, they also receive prizes donated by the various corporate sponsors.
Today more than 319 youth and community organizations participate in the event which was the recipient of the national Point of Light Award and the Governor’s Michigan Physical Fitness Award as one of the best and largest youth events in the State. More than 220 business, corporate and community organizations co-sponsor this event.
Children interested in participating in Youth Day must pre-register. Registration forms are available at local youth organizations, community groups, and on the Youth Day websitewww.metrodetroityouthday.com or at the MFBA office. Youngsters must have a parent’s or guardian’s written permission to attend and take part in activities by filling out a form.
Theme for this year’s Metro Detroit Youth Day: “Making it our business to stop bullying, stop youth crime, reduce obesity and educate our kids to be future entrepreneurs,” Deeb said.
Organizations or businesses interested in sponsoring the event or a bus to transport children to and from Belle isle or receiving youth registration forms, contact MFBA at (586) 393-8800.
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