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YMCA Healthy Kids Day

HKD is our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of children.

Healthy Kids Day is a FREE event and open to the public! Join us, March 23, 2024! Healthy Kids Day brings hundreds of families and their parents together at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse for games, fun activities and, for our Junior Cavs participants, some time on the same court the Cleveland Cavaliers compete on for their games!


What is the purpose of HKD?

Everyone wants healthy children. Yet communities vary considerably in their commitment to children's collective health and the resources that they make available to meet their needs. One in five children in the U.S. is obese, and when summertime hits, kids are often idler. Research shows that kids fall behind academically and gain weight twice as fast without access to out-of-school physical and learning activities. It is vital that we guide the development of good habits in our children they will use in and out of school. That’s where your YMCA plays an important role.



How can I get involved? 

The YMCA is looking for vendors for our Healthy Kids Day event in March.  Does your business cater to children or parents? You might be interested in becoming a vendor. HKD is the perfect way to advertise directly to your target audience, and build relationships with prospective customers. Apply to be a vendor, by registering before March 8!

Event Schedule

BEFORE: Vendors may access the concourse beginning at 11:00am via the Cliffs Entrance.

DURING: All vendor booths and exhibits must be manned for the duration of the event, and staffed by energetic, upbeat staff. YMCA staff will provide vendors with stickers to mark cards for event participants as they visit your booth.

AFTER: All vendor displays must be cleared from concourse no later than 3:00pm.

HELP: YMCA staff and volunteers and Rocket Mortgage staff will be on hand to assist with setup and breakdown.



Sponsorship Opportunities




Sponsor table at event, to be visited by 2,500 individuals (must provide interactive activity)



Logo on Healthy Kids Day event registration page



Logo on screens in concourse during Healthy Kids Day



PA name recognition during Healthy Kids Day



Recognition in pre-event emails to over 30,000 YMCA members



Recognition in post-event emails to more than 2,500 attendees



Social media mentions leading up to event and day-of-social media recognition


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Logo on all printed marketing materials available at 11 locations across Greater Cleveland


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Logo on YMCA web site


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Name recognition in press release



All proceeds will support the YMCA Annual Campaign.


YMCA Annual Campaign

Contributions to the YMCA Annual Campaign allow us to provide the opportunities needed to create stronger and healthier families and communities. With nearly 170 years of service to the community, the Y, in partnership with our supporters, offers the chance of a lifetime to the people who need it most within Northeast Ohio. In addition to health and wellness, the Y provides critical programs and services to more than 230,000 people every year. With the help of generous donors, we teach youth safety around water, provide transitional housing for homeless adults and those recovering from addiction, distribute healthy meals to school-age youth, and offer childcare in over 15 locations. Donations to our Annual Campaign ensure everyone has a chance to succeed and belong at the Y. 

Learn more about our mission and what your contributions mean to us by clicking the button below.

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