Star Powered Sports Faire
At-Risk Youth Physically Fit
foster and kinship youth ages 11-18 participated in the 6th Annual
Foster and Kinship Youth Sports Faire on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at
. The faire is designed to provide
youth with an opportunity to learn the fundamental skills of team sports,
sportsmanship and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
This year’s theme, “Tackling Life’s Challenges Thru Education,
Physical Activity and Sports,” mirrors today’s economy and the challenges
these youth face as foster, kinship and at-risk youth.
ceremonies included guest speaker Dennis Powell, formerly of the Los Angeles
Dodgers, who spoke to the youth about how he
tackled life’s challenges and hardships to become a success at what he loves,
along with morning warm-ups and stretches from Laura Brumund of California
Family Life Center who worked her way through the challenges of losing a leg in
a horrific car accident and now triumphs as an exercise instructor.
Faire featured eight sports clinics and free foster parent and caregiver
training. Sports clinics included:
football, basketball, softball, baseball, soccer, track and field,
cheerleading/dance and added this year, volleyball.
professional athletes and mentors volunteered their time to teach the youth the
importance of an education and staying physically active.
Among a few of the mentors were: Keith Closs, formerly of the LA
Clippers; Ron Brown, former track and field Olympian and Vincent Brown with the
San Diego Chargers.
Faire is sponsored in part by the County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors,
Children and Family Services, Children’s Fund, Children’s Network, County
Probation, In-n-Out, San Bernardino Valley College and Cucamonga Christian