The Rockford Public Safety Department has announced that the 8th Annual Rockford Youth Night will be Friday, February 8 from 8 to 11 p.m., at MVP Sports Clubs. The public safety department is inviting kids in grades six through eight to have a great time in a drug-free, alcohol-free and tobacco-free environment, enjoying hours of sports activities or just hanging out. Activities include dodge ball, football, basketball, volleyball and open swim.
The Rockford Department of Public Safety will be joined by deputies from the Kent County Sheriff Department and Michigan State Police troopers. The officers from all three departments look forward to interacting with the kids in positive environment every year. “Youth Night is a blast. We always have as much fun as the kids,” said Rockford Officer Aaron Sawyer.
Youth Night is one of several community outreach events that the Rockford Department of Public Safety organizes every year. There is also National Night Out, Rockford Area Kids Triathlon, and Shop with a Cop. These programs are designed to provide a positive interaction between youngsters and the officers.
The cost of the event is $6.00 and includes pizza. Participants who pre-register will receive a t-shirt. Registration forms should be mailed into or dropped off at the Rockford Department of Public Safety. Registration forms can be picked up in person in the front offices of East Rockford Middle and North Rockford Middle School, MVP Sports Club– Rockford, at the Rockford Department of Public Safety and can be downloaded from the City of Rockford’s website. If you have any questions about registering for the event contact the Rockford Department of Public Safety at (616) 866-9557.