Annual Church Olympics & Family Fest July 22-24 & 27, 2019

MOVING BY FAITH – 2019 CHURCH OLYMPICS – OPEN TO ALL CHURCHES!

July 22-24 from 6-9 p.m. – 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament.  The venue changed this year.  The Basketball Tournament will be at Macalester College – Leonard Center, 125 Snelling Ave. So., St. Paul, Mn.  For additional information and/or registration forms call 612-521-3110.  Teams are by age group, male & female, starting at 9 years old to 55+.

July 27 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Track & Field Events and Community Health Fair.  This will be held at Patrick Henry High School – Don Swanson Field, 43rd & Logan Ave. No. Entrance.  Activities include 50, 100 & 200 yard dashes, Senior Power Walk, Hula Hoop, Egg & Spoon, Softball Toss, and 3-legged Race.  These events are for ages 5 years old to 65 years old and older.  For additional information and/or registration forms call 612-521-3110.

We are grateful to God and to our many corporate supporters to be able to celebrate the 16th Annual Stairstep Foundation/His Works United (HWU) Church Olympics.  The Church Olympics is an important aspect of the Stairstep Initiative to both build a vibrant African American Church Network (HWU) and to begin to eliminate the disparate health outcomes experienced by African Americans.  Over the last decade the Church Olympics has allowed us to view both increased physical activity amongst African Americans and a wonderful collaboration and interaction of African American Churchs.

Please start to recruit teams and participants for the events and submit by July 1.  We look for another wonderful year with great competition.  Let’s see which church will take home the Trophy!

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