Saturday, August 10, 2019

Annual Kids Triathlon Fundraising Event Makes Big Splash In Ypsilanti Saturday

Photo Jeff Brown / Purple Walrus Press.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

Under sunny skies and temperatures in the 70's the annual Kids Triathlon event made quite a splash Saturday morning at Recreation Park in Ypsilanti. The Kids Triathlon is a fundraising event for Rutherford Pool located in the city of Ypsilanti. The event is is presented by Friends Of Rutherford Pool and the Ypsilanti Kiwanis.

The triathlon included swimming, biking, and running. It was clear to see that participating kids were having the time of their lives...By the way, so were the scores of proud parents, friends and family on-hand.

The event concluded with an award ceremony in which all of the participating kids received medals. Plenty of watermelon and cookies were on hand, also!

According to event organizer Amyleigh Johnson,  97 kids participated in this years event which is a new record. The event raised $2,806. According to Amyleigh, the  Friends of Rutherford Pool committee is looking for committee members to keep this wonderful event running. Contact Amyleigh Johnson ( or Rutherford Pool if you are interested.

What a great way to spend a Saturday morning in Ypsi!

All photos Jeff Brown / Purple Walrus Press.


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