NFL YET Thanksgiving Dinner

NFL YET 2013 Thanksgiving Dinner

THE NFL YET family celebrated its Second Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on November 22nd.  The gymnasium was decorated with earth tone colored balloons, pumpkin cut-outs and a large Happy Thanksgiving sign on the wall.  Many families gathered to have Thanksgiving dinner at long tables with Thanksgiving table clothes, bronze shimmering runners and pine cones. The evening began with third and fourth grade girls giving the

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Give Miami Day…THANK YOU!


THANK YOU to all our friends and supporters who generously contributed and helped us to exceed our fundraising goal during GIVE MIAMI DAY! The Gwen Cherry Park Foundation was one of the 406 charitable organizations chosen to participate in GIVE MIAMI DAY. GIVE MIAMI DAY is a 24 hour period where The Miami Foundation partners with various charities and non-for-profit corporations providing them a

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Gwen Cherry Park Foundation Wins Public Space Challenge

outdoor fitness zone

The Gwen Cherry Park Foundation is one of the winners of the Miami Foundation’s Public Space Challenge. Its winning idea is to provide shade covering for an outdoor fitness zone at Liberty City’s Gwen Cherry Park. The Miami Foundation announced the top winners at the Public Space Wrap Party on October 17, 2013.  In 2012, an Outdoor Fitness Zone was installed at Gwen Cherry

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Field Day at the NFL YET

On an August day, kids aged 5-14 who were enrolled in the summer camp at the NFL Youth Education Town (YET) Center, participated in Field Day. This summer’s event was the brainchild of Bobbie McKenney, a coach at the camp, who planned the various activities, donated food for the participants, and arranged beverage donations from parents. The outside area of the property was sectioned

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NFL YET Summer Camp 2013

NFL YET 2013 Summer Camp

Summer camp was in full swing at the NFL Youth Education Town (NFL YET) Center at Gwen Cherry Park.  Everyone enjoyed the many activities. Parents and children spoke enthusiastically about the summer camp program. Jannie Drayton, mother of six year old Ja’Niya Grimes, said, “I love it!” In previous summers, her daughter attended another program. However, at the NFL YET Center, her daughter was

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