2010-07-08 / Living

In Brief

Local families needed to host exchange students

GENESEE COUNTY — American freedom and democracy are a part of our everyday lives and something that we often take for granted. Have you ever thought about sharing with the rest of the world what makes America so special? You can by hosting a teen from one of more than 30 countries for the upcoming school year or semester.

Grand Blanc area families are still needed to host students who will study at local high schools for a semester or school year.

They are expected to treat their exchange students as family members. The students, who will arrive in August, are participating in the SHARE! High School Exchange Program to learn firsthand about Americans and our way of life. They speak English, have medical insurance, and bring spending money for personal expenses.

Details: Call Larry and Heather Kokx at 810- 429-7801, or e-mail kokx97@charter.net. — G.G.

Hurley Health & Fitness Center offers Fit Kidz Camp

FLINT — The Hurley Health & Fitness Center is offering a summer day camp for kids. Activities include swimming, volleyball, basketball, game bikes (PS2), rock climbing, Dance Dance Revolution, obstacle course, and a sports extravaganza. Hurley Health & Fitness Center is the only fitness center in Genesee County to offer Xergames, a fun interactive fitness program endorsed by the Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness Health & Sports.

The Fit Kidz Summer Camp runs weekly Monday-Thursday and ends July 29. Kids 7–15 years old can participate in drop-in, half-day, or full-day sessions. Details: Call Chandrika Payton, Hurley Health & Fitness Center Youth Program

Coordinator, at 810-262-2211. — G.G.

On course to make difference, one child at a time

FLINT— The Old Newsboys will host their 11th Annual Million Dollar Golf Classic Aug. 9 at the Elks Golf Club. At 8 a.m. the activities kick off with use of the driving range, registration will open at 9 a.m. Shotgun start is at 11 a.m. On the par-3s there will be an opportunity to win a million dollars, a new car, and a trip to Las Vegas.

There will be lunch at the turn, and a full buffet dinner after 18 holes. The evening will wind down with a charity auction. The cost is $100 per golfer.

Proceeds from this event will provide holiday boxes to needy children in our area and fund the Warm Hearts Healthy Starts (Coat & Shoe) Program. In its 85 year history, the Old Newsboys have put presents under the tree for more than 760,000 children across Genesee County. — G.G.

Return to top

Copyright © 2009-2018 The Davison Index, All Rights Reserved