Do you remember back before you owned your own Atlanta new home when a tricycle was your main method of transportation and you thought forts were awesome? For many kids today, a life like this isn’t a realty. In fact, in one day alone, 5,200 kids will be arrested, 7,200 will drop out of school, 15 million will be home alone and 16 million will go hungry. But, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta are giving you one day to make a difference with their first-ever Days for Kids.
Day for Kids is a field day event that lets adults celebrate their inner kid while also pledging to give kids back their childhood. Adults will work in teams of 12 to not only compete in the day’s activities, but to also fundraise and spread the word through their own personal networks.
This year’s first ever Atlanta event is this Saturday, September 7 at Piedmont Park. The 100 teams will complete in field day activities, including dodge ball, freeze tag, tug of war, living battleship and a ridiculous relay, for prizes which will be donated back to the local club. There will also be a festival area with snack, beverage and partner tents; a CEO dunk tank; photo booth; fun, interactive area and a main stage with a full line-up of performances. And, for your friends and family who may not be participating, they are encouraged to attend and enjoy the Support Team interactive area where they can watch the festivities, cheer you on and take photos.
Give future Atlanta homeowners a chance by supporting this fun, local event. To register, call Rachel Large at 404-487-5745 or email her at rlarge@BCGA.org.