CYSS' kids event draws crowd
October 10, 2013
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Oct. 10, 2013) -- In support of the Boys & Girls Club of America's mission to honor our nation's children, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Child, Youth, and School Services held its annual "Day for Kids" event at the School Age Center, here, recently.
The fun-filled day offered a wide variety of free activities, games and performances suited just for youth.
More than 1,000 attendees took part in face-painting, wall-climbing, bounce houses, a dunk booth, a host of games and an hourly raffle with great door prizes. A live disc jockey was also provided.
Created by the Boys & Girls Club, Day for Kids was designed to foster relationships between adults and children through the gift of meaningful time. It provided adults and kids an opportunity to take a break from their busy lives and celebrate the wonder of life and the fulfillment of spending time together.
Several characters graced the increasing crowd with their enchanting presence throughout the day. FMWR's own Eddie the Eagle made a special appearance; he and his friends made sure to join in on the fun by "Cha-Cha" sliding and rocking out with attendees on the dance floor.
SKIES Unlimited Expo provided entertainment by the "Kenpo," "Theater," "Taekwondo" and "Rock School Band" classes. One crowd-pleaser proved to be the Taekwondo-Lil Ninja "breaking-technique" performance, which showcased five 3- to 5-year-old little ones breaking a piece of paper in half.
"We had so much fun at the Day for Kids," said attendee Jennifer Prine. "I was so tickled with the lil-ones' Taekwondo performance. MWR always delivers great events."
By the end of the day, patrons were immensely stuffed with free food and snacks, to include hot dogs, cotton candy, potato chips, drinks, popcorn and shaved iced.
The success and large attendance has fostered plans and a vision for next year, according to FMWR officials. The next Day for Kids is being penciled in for September 2014.