Every spring IMPACT of Southern Arizona coordinates Family/Youth Day, a free, family-friendly event. “We want to put on a fun-filled day of activities and provide information about the many wonderful local organizations and services available to families,” says Program Manager Michele Santorelli.
Entertainment for the younger crowd includes train rides, inflatables, carnival games such as high-striker, clown and treasure chest, Turbo Rush obstacle course, tee ball, and dual lane hamster ball races. A DJ will be on hand, and families can enjoy a free barbecue lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs.
The event also includes an anti-bullying skit performed by Coronado K-8 middle school students participating in IMPACT of Southern Arizona’s After-School Club. The purpose of the program is to provide a fun, safe environment for youngsters to receive help with homework, ensuring educational success, and participating in activities that encourage leadership opportunities.
Last year more than 20 organizations provided handouts and flyers about their services. Among some of the vendors this year will be Amphi Family Resource Wellness, Arizona Youth Partnership, Healthcare Solutions, Gospel Rescue Mission, Los Ninos Day Care, Teen Challenge, Pima Council On Aging, Vista de la Montana Methodist Church, Arizona State Parks, Marana Health Department, Golder Ranch Fire Department, Easter Seals Blake Foundation, and Catalina Recreation Center.
Last year over 300 people attended the event.
If you know of a business or organization who would like to have a table at the event, please contact Michele Santorelli at 825-0009.