Home Run for Healthy Kids® will be held on October 25th and 26th, 2018 at Fluor Field.
Since 2008, the JLG has partnered with Greenville County Schools and generous sponsors to reach over 17,000 students and invested over $150,000 with the goal of improving the community by teaching children to adopt healthier lifestyles. In 2017, the Junior League of Greenville held the 10th year celebration of Home Run for Healthy Kids® event October 4th – 6th at Fluor Field. With the participation of 133 dedicated volunteers, we were able to serve 24 schools and 2,677 kids!
The JLG started this event after research showed staggering statistics for obesity, accidental injuries, and unhealthy youth in South Carolina. Home Run for Healthy Kids® is designed to engage students to practice healthy lifestyles and to ensure students receive the support they need to grow up safe, happy, healthy, and thriving. This is accomplished through hands-on learning activities, giveaways, and educational information sessions.
In addition to planning and administering Home Run for Healthy Kids®, the JLG provides the funds needed for the event, including transportation to and from Fluor Field. This is a free field trip to all children who attend and invitations to the event focus on Title One schools. Schools are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
The planning for this event begins each summer, when the JLG solidifies partnerships with 15 or more community agencies and businesses to serve as station partners at the event. Each of these station partners provides a fun, interactive activity or presentation that engages all of the children. The JLG’s Home Run for Healthy Kids® Committee coordinates, organizes, and directs the entire event with assistance from over 100 JLG volunteers during the event. The Greenville Drive provides the biggest in-kind sponsorship by serving as the Venue Sponsor.
This JLG event is an excellent opportunity to impact the lives of children in the Greenville community.
Please contact the 2018-2019 HRHK Chair, Genevieve Mendes Weaver, if you have any questions for the 2018 Home Run for Healthy Kids® event!