This organization is celebrating its 170th anniversary and you are invited to the party


There’s a huge birthday party starting in Detroit this weekend, and you and the family are invited! There will be food, games, prizes, dancing and more. The best part is that it’s free!

The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit will turn 170, and they are celebrating with a big block party that everyone is invited to. Host Jason Carr spoke with Latitia McCree-Thomas about the upcoming event.

The party will be held Saturday, September 10 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Boll Family YMCA in downtown Detroit. All ages are welcome to this free event.

DJs will be playing and there will be dancing in the streets. You can also have fun in their video game truck or test your skills on a giant obstacle course. Other activities include a scavenger hunt, magicians, face painting and a corn hole. If you want to work out a little, there will also be yoga, Zumba and HITT classes, as well as basketball games.

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You will also have the chance to win prizes. Every hour, on the hour, they will choose a new raffle winner. Prizes include a Sports Package, with four tickets to a Tigers or Lions home game, a YMCA Family Entertainment Package, which includes Beats headphones and a 3-month YMCA Family Membership, and an Evening Package with two tickets to see Hamilton at the Fisher Theater.

If you arrive early, you might be able to snag one of the discounted parking spots at the Detroit Opera for the event.

For more details, watch the video above, and for more information on the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, click or tap here.


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