Sunday, June 16, 2013

Local Fremont Businessman Hosts Sports Festival For All

Fremont, CA – Dharminder Dewan, a local Fremont businessman is extending his passion for sports and joining hands with the Federation of Indians in America (FIA), the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) and numerous sponsors to engage the community in civic participation with the 3rd annual Youth Sports festival. The event is also a kickoff for the upcoming and much anticipated FIA Festival of India in August.  

 Armed with a small band of school volunteers, Dewan who is also the founder of Nurture Kids, a provider of academic enrichment classes from Kindergarten through 8th grade, began the idea in 2011after receiving community support which seemed to crave an athletic event. 

Although the meet was envisioned as youth centered, interest from the adult and senior population was fulfilled “on the spot as a new category for them was created so that they could participate at the races” says Dewan. 

After drawing record crowds, Dewan worked with FUSD board member Lily Mei, and school superintendent Dr. Jim Morris to garner students throughout the district to participate in the yearly event. Proceeds from this event will be donated to FUSD. 

The event will kick off with an opening ceremony which will be graced by numerous local officials in addition to Mei and Morris. Fremont Vice Mayor Anu Natrajan, City Counil member Su Chan, Planning Commissioner Yogi Chugh, Assembly member Bill Quirk and Senator Ellen Corbett will also attend. 

Competitors of all ages can participate in not only the fun and entertainment but also contend for medals in the 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1600 meter races throughout the day. Other popular events include the sack race, a spoon race, the 3-legged race, a jump rope and a cookie eating competition. 

Dewan, a FIA member, also worked in conjunction with its chairman Dr. Romesh Japra, to establish the sports festival as a commencement to the upcoming FIA Festivals of India. The 21st festival will be held from August 17th to August 18th in Fremont and is expected to draw thousands of attendees from the Bay area. FIA’s Independence Day themed celebration occurs yearly and includes parades, a banquet night, all day entertainment and numerous cultural activities. 

Event Information:  3rd Annual Youth Sports Festival
Date: Saturday July 20 2013
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place: Tak Fudenna Stadium, Washington High School, Fremont, CA
Tickets: Free Event
Contact: 408 621 6704 or dharminderd@gmail.com

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