Annual Kids Olympics Event this Saturday in Covington | Events
COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - Just in time for the games in London, Give Back Cincinnati will be hosting their own Olympic event! On Saturday, July 14 from 10 am to 2 pm Give Back Cincinnati and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati (BGCGC ) will partner together for Give Back Cincinnati’s annual Kids Olympics event, a day during which adult volunteers host a fun-filled afternoon of games, food and a little competition for local youth. Kids Olympics will be held at BGCGC’s Covington, Kentucky branch located at 30 West 26th Street in Covington.
Volunteers will connect with kids (ages 6 to 12) and lead them through an exciting afternoon of “field day” games. Volunteers will also serve as mentors and strong role models to the youth, who are all BGCGC program participants.
In addition to games, the kids will all go home with great prizes and get the chance to enjoy the talents of a local DJ and a fantastic performance from Elementz Hip Hop and Arts Youth program. Elementz’s mission is to engage and inspire youth, unleashing creativity and respect, engaging them in performance, community development and leadership through the values of Hip Hop culture.
“Give Back Cincinnati is excited to partner with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati to expand our interactive mission. Finding a permanent home for our Kids Olympics is great for the children we both work with and great for GBC volunteers. BGCGC is a fantastic organization with a great history of helping Cincinnati's youth and we're excited at the possibilities of this partnership and look forward to expanded opportunities to collaborate in the future,” said Patrick Newton, Give Back Cincinnati President.
“This is a great opportunity for our kids, they learn the importance of giving back to the community. We hope to encourage a cycle of service; participating in Kids Olympics with Give Back Cincinnati will allow the kids to see positive role models and encourage them to participate in similar community activities when they are older. Give Back Cincinnati has a great pool of young professionals, we are very excited to be able to work with them,” said Amy Merritt, Associate Director of Resource Development at BGCGC.