Just do it, Just Play

"Rain rain go away,
Come again another day"

Play_2 And it did Monday, leaving Dean Doeling and his group, Using Sport for Social Change, a muddy field but a sunny day for about 50 children to play games and contests.

Just Play Day was held at the Winston Wells ball field at the Sprauve School. It was Doeling’s idea and took about 11 months to organize.  He works with Nike in Oregon and says the company wants its people involved with communities.

Activities included soccer, football trows, tug ‘o war, throwing footballs, kickball and more. “It was a successful event.  it could not have been any better for our first annual event,” Doeling said.  Dozens of volunteers were on hand to work with and instruct the children.

Gerry Singer, who writes the St. John Life blog, took his son to the event.  He called Just Play a great success. “You could see it on the faces of everyone there, not just the kids, but also the organizers and volunteers, were having a blast," he said. His blog has many pictures from the day.

Video from Just Play

Web site for Using Sport for Social Change: http://www.usingsportforsocialchange.com/

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