Fun for kids and adult-sized kids, too!
During the past two years, United Way of Porter County, within a regional effort, held more than 60 community conversations. It involved meeting all walks of life in our community, discussing hopes and aspirations and sharing the key findings.
One of those findings we heard loud and clear was the need for affordable family fun.
That idea struck a chord with Young Leaders United, a group of more than 100 like-minded individuals who support the community through the United Way of Porter County.
Many in this group know first-hand how expensive events can be for young families and that these events can be off-limits for families our community partners serve.
Harnessing their energy and efforts to serve the families of Porter County and Northwest Indiana, Young Leaders United developed a new event, United Way Field Day and Picnic.
Pack your blanket and picnic basket for an afternoon at the park, featuring:
- Live Music from The War on Peace
- Tug-o-war, Tic Tac Toe Relay, and Minute to Win it Basketball with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Porter County
- Lawn Twister and free Balloons from 1st Source Bank
- Football Accuracy Game with Meridian Title
- Coloring Contest from Metro Recycling
- Make Your Own Slime with Valpo Nannies
- Water Balloon Toss with Burke Costanza & Carberry
- Free popcorn from the Cosmopolitan Club of Valparaiso
- Obstacle Course from Housing Opportunities
- Pet Adoption Event with Lakeshore PAWS
- Puppy Kissing Booth with McAfee Animal Hospital
- $5 Pony Rides with Lil' Wranglers
- Bean Bag Toss with Mental Health America of Porter County
- Police Car and K9 Unit with Porter County Sheriff's Department
- Barre Out Demonstration with Barre and Beyond
- Free Book Giveaway from Dunebrook
- Hula Hoop Toss and Juiceboxes from VNA of NWI
- Frisbee Speed Throw with Town & Country of Valparaiso
- Football Distance Game Opportunity Enterprises
- Art projects with Frontline Foundations
- Pancake toss at Young Leaders United table
- Water donated by Coastal Valley Water at the United Way tent
- Food Available for Purchase from Valpo Viennas and frozen custard from Culver's of Valparaiso!
$5 per Adult, Kids are Free! Pay at the gate!
Hosted by Young Leaders United, a group of young professionals who support the community through the United Way of Porter County.