The Boys & Girls Club of Athens held its first-ever organization-wide field day. Organized by Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens staff member, Tyrique Dunn, kids from all Clarke County units - Joel E. Smilow, H.T. Edwards, Rocksprings, Nellie B, and YouthForce Innovation Hub; as well as The Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County and Winder-Barrow County gathered at Sandy Creek Park for a whole day of food and fun.
Dunn, who currently serves as the Program Coordinator for Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens’
YouthForce Program, saw a demand for a closer connection amongst our clubs. With that in mind, he put together this event to allow kids from different schools, clubs, and counties to get to know one another. It also allowed club staff from across the region to meet and connect over their shared devotion to kids and their development.
Field Day activities included basketball, kickball, tug-of-war, water games, and dancing. The Sheriff’s Department provided hot dogs and hamburgers for all attendees and Big Boy Wings offered wings and fries from their food truck. Attending the event were 500+ Boys & Girls Club members and Club staff.
Check out our pictures from field day!