Boys & Girls Club Day for Kids

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Hundreds of people came out to participate in this year’s Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids. The four hour event pitted teams against each other in field day type events such as tug of war, dodgeball, battleship and relay races all for the benefit of children. Although fall is right around the corner, summer would not let go Saturday as temperatures and humidity made their presences felt. But the muggy weather didn’t stop the fun. Olympians Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Gail Devers made appearances and joined in the fun as well as R&B artist Ne-Yo and All My Children star Heather Roop. The competition was fierce between the teams as balls flew, ships were sunk and races were run. Day for Kids is a national initiative to raise awareness for critical issues facing young men and women.

Gail Devers (left) and Jackie Joyner-Kersee take the stage during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Gail Devers (left) and Jackie Joyner-Kersee take the stage during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

 

Kobe Jackson (left) and Darren Harrell cheer with hundreds of others during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Kobe Jackson (left) and Darren Harrell cheer with hundreds of others during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

 

Burke Baker (center) is held by his father Russell during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Burke Baker (center) is held by his father Russell during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

 

Eric Clark (left) tries to beat Zack Wilcox to the ball at the start of a game of dodgeball during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Eric Clark (left) tries to beat Zack Wilcox to the ball at the start of a game of dodgeball during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

 

Neil Chester (center) bounces on a ball while participating in a relay race during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Neil Chester (center) bounces on a ball while participating in a relay race during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

 

Stacey Oglesby (right) balances an oreo cookie on her forehead as Vic Stephens gives advice on how to get it to her mouth without using her hands during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Stacey Oglesby (right) balances an oreo cookie on her forehead as Vic Stephens gives advice on how to get it to her mouth without using her hands during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

 

Summer Butler looks for a target as sheholds two balls over her head during a game of dodgeball during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Summer Butler looks for a target as sheholds two balls over her head during a game of dodgeball during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

 

R&B artist Ne-Yo signs the encouragement wall during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

R&B artist Ne-Yo signs the encouragement wall during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

 

Isaac Guessous (center) decides on a costume during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Isaac Guessous (center) decides on a costume during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

 

Kobe Jackson (right) uses his ball to block another one as he plays a game of dodgeball with Melissa Gwinn during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Kobe Jackson (right) uses his ball to block another one as he plays a game of dodgeball with Melissa Gwinn during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

 

Jackie Joyner-Kersee competes in a hula hoop contest during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee competes in a hula hoop contest during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

 

Brian Genco plays a game of living battleship during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Brian Genco plays a game of living battleship during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

 

David Martin (right), Louis Martin and Clay Tippins race to grab balls at the start of a game of dodgeball during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

David Martin (right), Louis Martin and Clay Tippins race to grab balls at the start of a game of dodgeball during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

 

Heather Roop (center) from All My Children signs the encouragement wall during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Heather Roop (center) from All My Children signs the encouragement wall during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

 

Zach Spangler plays a game of living battleship during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Zach Spangler plays a game of living battleship during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

 

R&B artist Ne-Yo (left) competes in a hula hoop contest during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

R&B artist Ne-Yo (left) competes in a hula hoop contest during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

 

Jackie Joyner-Kersee (right) bounces on a ball as she races Legacy Devers, Mallory Hammett and Gail Devers during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee (right) bounces on a ball as she races Legacy Devers, Mallory Hammett and Gail Devers during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Day for Kids at Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

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