On Friday afternoon, June 27th, S.O.S. held its third annual Peace Games event in Brower Park.
At least 200 young people, from 3 years old to young adults, attended and participated, as well as over 70 adults. Two basketball games, one for teens and young adults and one for preteens and teens involved at least 50 youth.
Younger kids also had a great time, drawing in chalk, jumping rope, and completing a peace mural with markers. Face painting was a huge hit, operating at the event for 4 hours straight. Kids of all ages had their faces painted as tigers, pirates, superheroes, and more. Neighborhood residents also enjoyed food and giveaways, and were able to get legal information from the Legal aid Society, who tabled with information in the park. Overall, it was a wonderful start to a weekend with the community coming together for a fun and safe event. See all the photos from this year’s Peace Games here.