YUMA, Ariz. – Saturday is going to be a fun-filled day for children and their families at the 13th annual “Come Out and Play”event. The Boys & Girls Club is partnering with the City of Yuma for their event on Saturday, September 10, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Valley Aquatic Center and Sunrise Optimist Park.
The Boys & Girls Club expects a strong turnout this year. “We are hoping for it to be bigger and better,” says Tania Valdez, Program Director of the Boys & Girls Club. “Last year we served over 900 people and this year we’re trying to get over a thousand.”
The event will be filled not only with water games, splash contests, relay races, prizes, and Yuma’s largest “Slip-n-Slide,” but local resources will be present for families as well.
There’s going to be a bunch of different vendors and organizations giving out information about what they have to offer for Yuma families,” explains Valdez. “So it’s not just the City of Yuma and the Boys & Girls Club.”
The event is also the perfect opportunity for kids and their families to spend quality time together now that school is back in session.
“The event was established to honor and celebrate children by giving them quality time with their families,” shares Valdez. “So they’re able to enjoy the outdoors, parents are able to kind of have some time off, and spend time with their children doing recreational activities.”
“We encourage all families to come,” continues Valdez. “Bring your children. Talk to the neighbors. Get everybody out. Play some games and enjoy the sun. This will actually be the last week that the Aquatic Center is open, so it’s the last chance that everybody will be able to enjoy the pool. ”
The Salvation Army will be serving free hotdogs and soda while supplies last. You do not have to be a member of the Boys & Girls Club to attend the event.