Citywide Field Day is part of the East St. Louis Youth Project, a summer program funded by The Greater East St. Louis Community Fund. Launched in 2014, Citywide Field Day brings the community together with physical activity and fun competition among the local agencies serving the children of East St. Louis.
In 2016, 880 children are registered with the East St. Louis Youth Project. 600 children are expected to participate in this year’s event! Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be addressing the competitors and presenting awards!
Tuesday, July 19th 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center
101 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Circle
East St. Louis, IL 62204
2016 Participating Teams:
Christian Activity Center
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation
Leslie Bates Neighborhood House
Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
SIUE Upward Bound
Schedule of Events:
Arts & Crafts
Visit with Fredbird
1st place in every competitive activity will receive a trophy.
2nd place in every competitive activity will receive a ribbon.
3rd place in every competitive activity will receive a ribbon.
There will be a trophy awarded to the Best Overall Boy and Girl
History: The Greater East St. Louis Community Fund established a strategic goal to ensure quality summer programming for the children of East St. Louis and Brooklyn. The culmination of that goal was the establishment of the East St. Louis Youth Project in 2013. The Greater East St. Louis Community Fund provided a grant to the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center for project administration. Agencies then recruited children to participate in a various sports and recreational programs, held in different locations throughout East St. Louis. The goal of the program is to provide a safe haven with caring adults supervising quality programming. The East St. Louis Project has enhanced the lives of thousands of children.