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Young “Olympians” Will Compete in Mission Society of New York City’s Annual Olympic Day Event

Updated: Mar 19, 2020

Over 700 campers from Mission Society of New York City’s Summer Power Academy programs will take to the field in Van Cortlandt Park and compete in Olympic Day on Friday, August 9.

The annual event features field events, team-building exercises, and health, fitness and nutrition activities. The event is designed to let campers show off their smarts, and their physical prowess as well – as youngsters in kindergarten through fifth grade compete throughout the day.

Olympic Day takes place at Van Cortlandt Park, and will feature athletic events such as relay races, kick ball, and track and field events. The area will be divided into 20 stations that promote physical wellness, and include a healthy eating station (to learn how to maintain a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle) and a recovery station (to find out about muscle recovery during exercise).

Awards will also be given out to sites that illustrate Mission values: Team Work, Kindness, Team Spirit, Effort, and Participation.

Olympic Day water race

About the Mission Society of New York City

Since 1812, the Mission Society of New York (Mission) has provided services and programming for over 6.5 million youth and families in New York City’s most underserved communities. Throughout the course of our history, Mission has worked to end intergenerational poverty by providing transformative educational opportunities for the city’s most vulnerable youth.

Mission administers interactive after school Out-of-School time (OST) learning, summer enrichment, as well as college and career development programs to nearly 4,000 of the most vulnerable students at 11 of our existing New York City public school sites. In addition, Mission actively engages parents and guardians, provides support for local schoolteachers, and prioritizes the professional development of our own staff – nearly 60% of whom are from the communities we serve.

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