Kids Lives Matter is hosting a Community Fun Day for families to enjoy the NAC Escape Resort, and to launch the newly-formed Kids Lives Matter initiative.
On Saturday, Sept. 26, from noon to 5 p.m., at Newtown Athletic Club, 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, the NAC invites the community to enjoy free activities at the resort, including outdoor basketball, playground, inflatables, carnival games, swimming, pumpkin decorating and more. There will also be an outdoor concession to purchase food and beverage.
Kids Lives Matter is the brainchild of NAC owner Jim Worthington. The idea is to formulate a group that can organize and offer a digital clearing house of programming and services for the youth of the community to support them in areas of mental health, education, sociability, recreation, sports and more.
“Kids Lives Matter is dedicated to the safety and health of kids of all ages, backgrounds and abilities,” said Worthington. “We cannot allow children to be marginalized during this time. We must advocate for their well-being at every level of community, society and government.”
Kids Lives Matters has already garnered attention from over a thousand people in the community who want to support and volunteer. Anyone who wishes to volunteer can visit KidsLivesMatterToday.com and join the Facebook page at facebook.com/klmtoday. As the group develops, there will be a website to host all the resources and programs that will be organized under the umbrella of “Kids Lives Matter.”
“Our hope is that the community will share this initiative with everyone so that we can make this organization a template to be shared across the region and the nation,” said Linda Mitchell, director of public and government relations at the NAC, and head organizer for Kids Lives Matter.
Mitchell can be reached at Linda@newtownathletic.com for further details.
The Community Fun Day event is free. Please RSVP, as capacity will be managed, at KidsLivesMatterToday.com/funday