YMCA Of Metropolitan Chattanooga Hosts Annual Day Camp Olympics

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

On Thursday over 600 kids from the YMCA’s day camp and YCAP program will pack Finely Stadium for a fun filled day of games and activities. The events will focus on education, physical activity, and healthy eating.

“The YMCA is about youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Each event will focus on one of those areas of impact while allowing the kids to have fun in a friendly, competitive way,” says Janet Dunn, president and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga.

Volunteers that will be helping out with the Olympics, include professional YMCA staff members, UTC athletes, and a Catholic service organization called Alive In You.

“This is the first year we have partnered up with Alive In You. They are sending approximately 100 volunteers and we are very grateful for their help,” says Ms. Dunn.

The event starts at 9:45 a.m. with an Olympic march with the Dayton High School Band into Finely Stadium. The games begin at 10:30 a.m. and finish at 2:15 p.m. The closing ceremonies will feature an African Dance group.

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