Kickball for Foster Teens!

Kickball Tourney Nets Significant Clothing Donation to Detroit – Area Foster Teens

How would YOU celebrate cleaning up and reclaiming a Detroit park?

Racquel Shannon, Danni Hartsfeld, and Sara Richards "kickballed" for foster teens on May 18

Racquel Shannon, Danni Hartsfeld, and Sara Richards “kickballed” for foster teens on May 18

If you’re Sara Richards of FindYours and her partner, Expansum’s founder Shawn Franklin, you hold a kickball tournament to raise some money, then buy new clothing for teens in foster care.

And on May 18, that’s just what they did. The result? Two large bags of brand new clothes and a box of new T-Shirts for For The Seventh Generation’s Spring/Summer Foster Teen Clothing Drive.

“We held the tournament at Wigle Playfield on Third and Seldan. The park is an abandoned rec center which our group mowed and cleaned up the week before,” Sara told FTSG. “My clothing company, FindYours, and my partner’s community group Expansum try to regularly clean up and organize events to get people involved and to focus on areas that are typically overlooked in the community.”

Sara and Shawn certainly know how to organize a great time — Sara reported that roughly fofty-five people attended, and “…everyone who played paid and which covered an event T-Shirt (which Sara created herself), pizza, drinks, and a donation to the foster teen clothing drive. “Some people also brought donations of children’s books,” Sara added — contributions that will certainly come in handy during our Busy Bee Book Fair on June 18th! (Check our Facebook page for updates on this event, which is part of Wayne County DHS’s Summer Safety Extravaganza.

One of the Kickball teams who came out to support Foster Teens on May 18

One of the Kickball teams who came out to support Foster Teens on May 18

Sara says that she learned about FTSG’s Foster Teen Clothing Drive on Hour Detroit Magazine’s online calendar while on the lookout for a charity to benefit from the kickball tournament.

“I am SO glad we could help out your teens in foster care with some extra clothes!,” she said.

Thank you to Sara, Shawn, and all of the “kickballers” who came out to support Detroit-area foster teens on May 18 — and for your commitment to the city ofDetroit!

Even more generous kickballers!

Even more generous kickballers!