(KINGSFORD, MI.- – The Northern Lights YMCA and Dickinson County Healthcare System’s Annual One Big Day for Healthy Kids saw an estimated attendance of 750 families and children Saturday, April 22, at the Kingsford Middle School Gymnasium.
“This is the fifth time we have sponsored this event and it was by far the most people we’ve ever had,” YMCA Youth Coordinator Kelly Evosevich-Poupore said. “It was just a terrific day for our youth and our community.”
A free event sponsored by Dickinson County Healthcare System and Northern Lights YMCA, the 2017 One Big Day for Healthy Kids brought together organizations, clubs, businesses and vendors. Bounce houses, carnival games were part of the festivities, and free bike helmets were issued to all in attendance.
“At the Y, we believe charged up kids really do achieve amazing things,” Evosevich-Poupore said. “We see it all the time. When a child is healthy, happy, motivated and excited…watch out…because something amazing is inevitably going to result. As that child grows and fulfills their true potential, they will truly make the world a better place for everyone.”
One Big Day for Healthy Kids continues the YMCA’s commitment to teach healthy habits for kids and families, encourage physical and mental play and inspire a lifetime love of exercise. As spring begins, Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days, a great opportunity to educate families and motivate kids to stay active in spirit, mind and body throughout the summer.
For more information on the YMCA and its offerings or to make a contribution to the Annual Fund Campaign which directly supports membership and programming access to all, please call (906) 774-4076.