Nearly 40K kids expected on Belle Isle for 'Metro Detroit Youth Day'

Posted at 5:22 AM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 06:49:28-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Nearly 40,000 kids are expected to gather on Belle Isle to partake in the 37th annual Metro Detroit Youth Day.

It’s a free event for children across metro Detroit to interact with one another and have fun. This year, kids can look forward to a petting zoo, bowling, a talent show, and sports like baseball and tennis.

Kids will also have the opportunity to check out colleges. There will be 16 Michigan colleges answering questions for inquiring minds.

“We’ll be giving out 150 college scholarships, we’ve been doing that, that means we've given out over 2,000 college scholarships since we began,” said Ed Deeb, the founder and chairman of Metro Detroit Youth Day.

This year, the fun will be taking place next to the James Scott Fountain and not on the athletic field due to flooding.

Youth Day is free for anyone who wants to participate and a free lunch is included. You can register here or register on site when you arrive.

The run kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and lasts until 2:30 p.m.