Inaugural Grand Summer Kickoff set for May 24, to benefit education foundation


An inaugural event to celebrate the last day of school is being sponsored by the City of Westfield and will benefit the Westfield Education Foundation.

The Grand Summer Kickoff will be from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 24 at Grand Park.

The one-day event includes a dodgeball competition, kite flying, a health fair, a family adventure course and other activities. The event is free except but admission is charged for the family adventure course and dodgeball. A portion of proceeds from those events will benefit the WEF. Food and drinks also will be for sale.

“The Westfield Education Foundation is honored to be a part of the upcoming Grand Summer Kickoff on May 24. This event celebrates the start of summer for our community,” WEF Executive Director Jan Skinner said. “Working with the City of Westfield and Grand Park to provide lots of fun activities, music and more has been a collaborative effort that all ages will enjoy. By partnering with others, the WEF can expand our financial support that benefits all WWS students and staff in the pursuit of education excellence.”

The family adventure course is a 1.3-mile trail around the Grand Park campus with six activity stops: a cornhole challenge, football throw, inflatable station, archery range, water balloon toss and final stretch.

For the dodgeball competition, there are three divisions: intermediate and middle school students, high school students and school staff and members of the public.

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