Earlier this August, our very own Children’s Aid Olympians competed at the Citi-sponsored “Rio on the Hudson.” 74 campers from our P.S. 5 and P.S. 152 campuses in Washington Heights attended the event, which was held at Pier 26 Hudson River Park.
Campers got the chance to meet Olympic soccer player Mia Hamm and enjoyed activities like face painting and making their very own Olympic torches. They also participated in a virtual "sprint" challenge against track and field gold medalist Allyson Felix, tested their swinging skills in a golf simulator, and took professional soccer and basketball lessons. At the end of the day, campers even got to celebrate with some ice cream at a miniature version of Copacabana beach.
Team Children’s Aid had so much fun at the event, and we thank Citi for inviting us down to be a part of the games.