Fun times this past Saturday at the 2013 Day for Kids sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of America! Superstar Ne-Yo teamed up with 2 Olympic legends… Jackie Joyner-Kersee & Gail Devers all in an effort to help kids across the nation and YOURS TRULY was there at Piedmont Park to capture all the fun!
Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids is a national initiative to raise awareness for critical issues facing our youth. With more than a decade of tradition, Day for Kids invites adults to act like kids again by participating in field day events relay races, dodge ball, tug of war and lots of other activities you loved as a kid – while raising funds and advocating for America’s young people by supporting the life-changing work taking place in Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide.
Attendees got to sample Lunchables and Oscar Mayer fare and enjoy games and activities. Kids also had access the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. Since so many kids are losing out on their childhood & experiencing problems such as poverty, obesity, lack of parental supervision and problems graduating the DAY FOR KIDS is geared towards helping kids recapture their childhood – by having Parents act like kids again, bond with kids and show them the importance of enjoying their childhood.
I was only able to stay a few minutes before heading off to VA but it was exciting to see the team participate in a ‘tug of war’ and interact with the kids. Much love for Ne-Yo and his lovely family, Gail Devers and Jackie Joyner-Kersee!!