On July 7, 2018, Pack Your Back teamed up with Mari Copeny, also known as Little Miss Flint, to host a Family Fun Day titled, "Flint Summer Bash". The event was hosted at the University of Michigan - Flint near the William S. White Building and saw over 1,025 people in attendance.
At the event, children were able to enjoy inflatables, arts & crafts, a candy bar, food, and more. To top it all off, nearly 600 children walked away with bikes, scooters, and tablets. These items were donated to Pack Your Back by donors from across the United States who wanted Flint kids to have a fun and healthy summer.
Pack Your Back also launched a Summer Reading Program at the Summer Bash. This event is intended to get children reading throughout the summer months so less knowledge is lost come Fall. Children who return their completed reading workbooks to the Pack Your Back School Supply Distribution on August 31st will be entered into a drawing to receive large giveaway items.
Pack Your Back would like to thank the 65+ volunteers for the assistance during the event, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Elon Musk, Elijah Daniel, Burton Walmart, B & L Transportation, the University of Michigan - Flint Department of Public Safety, University of Michigan - Flint Events & Building Services, University of Michigan - Flint Facilities Management, Valley Tent Rental, Acme Partyworks, Cartoon Canopy, Modern Ink Bodyart, Genusee, Project Flint, Jonnie-On-The-Spot, You Buy It We Build It, and the many others that helped make this event such a success.