Monday, July 18, 2011

MHA at Metro Detroit Youth Day

On Wednesday July 13, 2011, the Michigan Handball Association participated in the 29th annual Metro Detroit Youth Day on Detroit’s Belle Isle. The goal of Youth Day is to bring together Metro Detroit area youngsters from diverse backgrounds for a constructive day of fun, food, and education. The event brings together more than 35,000 children ages 8 – 15, and volunteers for a free day of sports, games, contests, motivational speakers, entertainment, scholarship opportunities, information booths, and other various activities.

This year’s Youth Day included beginner lessons in handball provided by Michigan Handball Association volunteers at the Belle Isle handball courts. Volunteers successfully taught the fundamentals and rules of handball to approximately 65 – 75 children. Volunteering on behalf of the MHA were Pat and Bill Cantwell, Dale Chimenti, Kyle Casey, Dennis Berger, Joe Ivy, Keith Thode, Tom Pfingst, Vic Battani, and Warren McAlpine. The MHA would like to officially thank this year’s volunteers for their participation and for a job well done.

The MHA plans to participate in this Youth Day in the future to help grow the sport of handball and offer today’s youth a constructive form of fun and exercise. Please contact the MHA office if you would like to be a part of the 2012 Metro Detroit Youth Day.

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