Thursday, September 19, 2019

Hockomock Area YMCA : Healthy Kids Day at Patriot Place on September 28

On Saturday, September 28, the Hockomock Area YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event that encourages kids to be active and provides families with options and methods for living healthier lives. The event will take place at Patriot Place in Foxborough from 10 AM to 1 PM. 

Fun, creative, and healthy activities for children will take place at Patriot Place Plaza, located outside Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon. For the first time in the seven years that Healthy Kids Day has been hosted by Patriot Place, the YMCA is additionally inviting the public to run in the Foxboro YMCA 5K and Kids Fun Run—at the same place as so many championships.
an inflatable gaga ball pit game
an inflatable gaga ball pit game

Healthy Kids Day will feature active play and engaging activities including: an inflatable gaga ball pit game, bounce house, Every Photo Tells a Story photobooth presented by Patriot Place, numerous vendor giveaways, car seat safety checks presented by Dorel Juvenile Group, a gymnastics obstacle course, nutrition demos, visit with Pat Patriot & New England Patriots cheerleaders, hands on STEM (science, tech, engineering & math) activities, a fitness obstacle course, vision checks presented by the Lions District 33 Eye Mobile, face painting and much more.

Be sure to visit all the great vendors who will be onsite to share their Healthy Kids Day tips, games and prizes: American Cancer Society, Bass Pro Shops, BBS Energy Works, LLC,
Bellingham Senior Center, Brigham & Womens/Mass General Health Care Center, Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County, Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation, District 33K Lions, Dorel Juvenile, Every Photo Tells a Story PhotoBooth, Foxboro Rotary Club, Fuel Up To Play 60, Jennifer Rose Art, Kennedy Donovan Center, Malco Art Center, Mass Dept of Children and Families, New England Frozen Ventures, Inc, New England Revolution, Norwood Hospital – Sponsor, Patriot Place, Pediatric Dental Healthcare, Project Bread, and WIC Nutrition Program.
Pat Patriot and Slyde
Pat Patriot and Slyde

Don’t miss our largest community event focused on healthy living—and while at Patriot Place, enjoy the unique opportunity to race at the site of so many championships. For the first time, the Foxboro YMCA 5K and Kids Fun Run will take place at Patriot Place, with the 5K starting at 9:00 a.m. and the Kids Run starting at 11:00 a.m. Cost: $30 (5K) and $15 (Kids Run). 

All Kids Fun Runners will be awarded a medal in the 1 mile run/walk. Race day registration will be offered starting at 7:30 a.m. at the event or register online now at

Together we will run in memory of Michael Baker, Linda Cavossa and Jackie Thomas.

goodie bags
goodie bags
In addition to Presenting Sponsor Patriot Place, the day is supported by these generous sponsors: Live Nation New England and Xfinity Center, Norwood Hospital, and Sturdy Memorial Medical Staff, as well as Goody Bag Sponsors Nature’s Path and Stop & Shop.

All participants will be required to display a Healthy Kids Day wrist band which will be
provided to you at no charge when you visit the check-in tents located at the entrance to Patriot Place Plaza, located outside Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon

Details on the event can be found at

About Hockomock Area YMCA:
Where Cause Meets Community. At the Hockomock Area YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility.
Our YMCA is committed to partnering and collaborating with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities we are privileged to serve. The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not- for-profit charitable cause-driven organization with facilities in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, and Mansfield. For more information, visit

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