Family Field Day
Each year on a Fall Sunday A2A3 holds its Annual Family Field Day in Burns Park – but this event is not restricted to Burns Park residents! Though the events and sports may vary a little from year to year, we always aim to have fun! Bring the whole family and have a great time!
Family Field Day 2011!
Family Field Day has something for everyone: relay races, kickball, petanque, lacrosse, field hockey, ultimate frisbee, a scavenger hunt, and sports clinics run by area coaches (field hockey, flag football, lacrosse, soccer, ultimate frisbee). There will also be baked goods, grilled brats, root-beer floats, A2A3 T-shirts, as well as Bollyfit Dancing, Pilates, chair massages and a fun raffle.
Special Guest Speaker: Chris Thompson, a University of Michigan graduate and 2000 Olympic Swimmer Bronze Medalist in the 1,500 meter freestyle.
1:00 – 1:30pm: Welcome and warmup
1:30 – 2:30pm: Relay races
2:30 – 3:30pm: Sports clinics (flag football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, ultimate frisbee) as well as petanque (lawn bowling), Bollyfit Dancing and Pilates
3:30 – 4:00pm: Kickball, Capture the Flag, Scavenger Hunt
Watch this space for photos and a highlight video — coming soon!
Family Field Day 2010
Ann Arbor Active Against ALS (A2A3) held its third annual Family Field Day on Sunday October 17, 2010 from 1:00 – 4:00 at Burns Park. Family Field Day featured games and activities for children and adults of all ages including relay races, kickball, petanque, a scavenger hunt, and sports clinics run by area coaches (lacrosse, field hockey, flag football, soccer). Thank you to Phi Delta Theta for having such an awesome and fun presence at Family Field Day once again – we are looking forward to the Derby in the spring!!!
We also had donations of brats (from the Martin family), amazing baked goods, including 10 awesome pies from Zingerman’s, root-beer (from Morgan and York) and ice cream (from Calder Dairy) floats, pumpkins (from Farmer John Hochstetler), cider (from Busch’s), Honey Crisp apples (from Whole Foods), A2A3 t-shirts and a variety of books on ALS for sale. Suggested donation was $25 per family and $15 per individual. All proceeds go to ALS research. For additional information on Family Field Day 2011, email email@example.com or call 734-623-9877.
Family Field Day 2009
On October 18th, A2A3 held the Second Annual Family Field Day in Burns Park. We raised money and had a great time!
This was a great time for kids and adults of all ages. Family Field Day has something for everyone, including sports clinics (field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, football and basketball), kickball, crazy relays and a scavenger hunt. Look for delicious brats and root beer floats on sale, as well as baked goods, t-shirts, bandanas, and books on ALS.
Family Field Day 2008
Family Field Day on Sunday, November 2nd was a great success and kickoff of our activities!
We planned for 200 participants but had approximately 350 instead, from 111 families – despite the rain at the start – and raised about $7,000! We had a lot of fun with clinics in field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and football. Old and young kids alike played kickball, ran crazy relays, used hula hoops, jumped rope, and generally ran around when they weren’t eating great food – brats, dogs and baked goods – or drinking hot cider, hot chocolate, or root beer from a keg. We also listened to great music the whole time and watched a group of dancers from Bolly Fit led by Anuja Rajendra demonstrating wonderful and unique fitness dancing techniques. Many thanks to ALL of the instructors and volunteers for our clinics – it was a great time!
Prior to the event, the Ann Arbor News ran a wonderful story on the front page of the “Connection” section about the formation of A2A3 – and the Ann Arbor Chronicle visited us on Sunday and put together this nice summary of the event - check them out!
We wish to thank our awesome sponsors – and encourage you to visit them as some are repeat supporters who also donate percentages of proceeds on special days to A2A3. Stay connected to A2A3 to learn about these days! Click here for details on past local merchant fundraiser days:
Community Technical Outreach
Dollar Bill Copying
Morgan and York
The Martin Family