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Ypsilanti Proud, formerly Ypsilanti PRIDE Day, is a community-wide event intended to foster community pride and encourage local business growth by creating a clean and welcoming environment. It began as a class project by the 1995 graduating class of Leadership Ypsilanti, an experiential learning program sponsored by the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber, and is now sponsored by the A2Y Chamber Foundation.

 

This year the event will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9:00am - 2:00pm.

500-1200 volunteers spend the morning picking up litter, painting, planting flowers and otherwise beautifying the Ypsilanti community. All ages are welcome. After the clean-up, volunteers are treated to lunch and entertainment at the Post-Event Celebration.

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A2Y needs additional help this year funding a safety fence for baseball diamond at Parkridge Park.

For the past few years, the Ypsilanti Proud committee has focused on a signature project for the event. Last year the signature project included substantial work at Parkridge Park centered around the baseball diamond, which had not been used in years, and after last year’s event was improved drastically. This year work will continue at Parkridge Park to improve the baseball diamond to make it safe and playable for all children and provide the opportunity to hold organized league games.

To host those games, a safety fence needs to be installed down the first base and third base lines. A2Y is currently working to finalize this fence project, for installation on Saturday, May 20, 2017 for Ypsilanti Proud Day.

 

Many community organizations are helping to fund the project but a few more are needed.

Please consider making a difference to this important community project. Please contact Barbara Davenport to make your contribution at (734) 214 - 0104 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Chamber Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 Corporation.

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