July 2019

Sometimes you just need to sit on the floor and tie friendship bracelets!

We welcome scores of first-time visitors each June when new 5th graders become eligible to visit us.  3MP can be a bit overwhelming to some of our guests who are not used to large crowds and lots of noise and excitement.  So we do everything we can to help everyone feel welcome - including occasionally just plopping down on the floor and making new friends.

If you wonder what 3MP is all about, this picture of our staff member Casey creating instant craft time for a few of our newest visitors says it all!
3rd Saturday Family Fun Day
This month's Family Fun Day takes place on SATURDAY, JULY 20 from noon to 3pm.

As with all of our 3rd Saturday family events, all of our activities will be available including sports courts, movie theaters, video games, table games, gaga ball, skatepark, craft room, and our ninja arena.  Our cafe will also be open for cash sales.

Admission is only $3 (ages 3 and under free).  All minors must be accompanied by an adult (no drop-off of unaccompanied children). 

The weather forecast is calling for blazing hot temperatures, so come and enjoy some great family time in air-conditioned comfort!

3rd Annual Walker Community 
School Supply Event

This year's event takes place on TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 from 6pm-8pm. Our goal is to distribute 500 free backpacks filled with school supplies to school-aged children.  Plus, we open our doors for families to enjoy a free hot dog meal, carnival games, giveaways, and all the activities we offer here at 3MP!

Thank you to our community partners who help make this event possible:  Deltaplex Arena, Pro Collision, Grand Rapids Cheesecake Company, Cheeze Kurls, Matrix Entertainment, Walker Ice and Fitness, Covenant Village, Remembrance Church, Walker Charter Academy, Meijer, Ludwick's Bakery, Haisma Heating & Cooling, Higher Health Chiropractic, Liberty Transit, Key Green Solutions, Mark Huizenga Systems, Walmart, Rylee's Ace Hardware, and Walker Fire Department.

If you'd like to donate school supplies, visit 3mp.org for drop-off locations.

Save the Date

Our first-annual charity cornhole tournament to support 3 Mile Project is scheduled for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 during our regularly-scheduled 3rd Saturday Family Fun Day.  The team entry fee for this double-elimination tourney is $30, plus we're looking for sponsors to help make this event a huge success!

Don't miss this opportunity for some fun competition in support of our efforts to positively impact West Michigan young people!  Additional details will be made available in the next few weeks.  If you'd like to become a sponsor, please contact Sheila at sheila@3mp.org.

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Interested in becoming a 3MP sponsor and having your company featured in our newsletter and on 
other platforms?  

Sponsorship levels include:

Hero:  $10,000
Champion:  $5,000
Defender:  $2,500

For more information, contact Sheila, our development coordinator, 
at sheila@3mp.org


Point your camera phone at the code below to find out how you can help us keep our admission fee affordable!

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7th - 10th grades
Wednesday 6pm-9pm

5th & 6th grades
Thursday 6pm-9pm

(students classified according to grade level for 2019-2020 school year)


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