In case it has escaped your mind, or prayers, many residents of Flint, Michigan are still dealing with the effects of the water crisis. By now, I am sure you’ve heard of the crisis, here’s a quick refresher.
Several local individuals who belong to Black Greek Letter Organizations have decided to come together to host an Olympics style event all in the hopes of raising additional support and donations to be given to residents in Flint, Michigan. On Saturday, June 18, 2016 Greek Olympiks will be held from 4:30-9:30PM in Sugar Land, Texas. Although the deadline has passed to join a team, any individual interested can still provide donations when they attend the event this upcoming Saturday.
According to the organizers of Greek Olympiks:
There have been at least 100 children who’ve tested positive for high levels of toxics lead in their blood. “It’s really important that everyone get their water tested,” Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said. With this benefit event we will give a voice to the members of the community who are affected by the crisis, use our organization’s network to raise awareness on the lack of resources for these residents in Flint, Michigan.
Here are some ways you can support this cause:
- Provide store gift cards for participants
- Encourage others to “Come Together to Help Others”
- Become a sponsor and reach over 1,000 attendees
- Volunteer on the day of the event to contribute with making the events run as planned
- Donate any monetary amount to contribute to the cause to provide clean water to residents in Flint, Michigan.
The event schedule is as follows:
3:30pm-4: 25pm Field Set-up
4:30pm-4: 35pm Introduction and Torch lighting
4:35 Flag football begins
5:40pm- Flag football ends
5:45pm- Tug of war begins
6:05pm- Tug of war ends
6:10pm- Relay Racing begins
6:20pm Relay Racing ends
6:20pm-6: 30pm Water Chug Break
6:30pm- Soccer begins
7:25pm Soccer ends
7:25pm-7: 30pm Conclude outdoor Olympic events
8:00pm Volleyball begins
8:35pm Volleyball ends
8:40pm Basketball begins
9:25pm Basketball ends
9:25pm-9:30pm Closing remarks/Medal ceremony
With the raised revenue from the charity event, the funds will be donated to the United Way of Genesee County. The United Way of Genesee County has set up this fund for the purchase of filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts. 100% of the funds will be used for these projects and no Administrative Fee is assessed.
Register for Greek Olympiks.