Now available for American Legion Family members is a toolkit to assist them in hosting Legion Family Play Days.
The concept for American Legion Family Play Days was outlined in Resolution 20, approved by the National Executive Committee at the Spring Meetings in May 2019.
Family Play Day activities expand on American Legion Past National Commander Denise H. Rohan’s “Family First” message to promote membership and strengthen renewal by uniting the American Legion Family around activities for all ages as a way to welcome younger veterans and their families into the organization.
Posts are encouraged to create their own visions of Legion Family Play Days, based on their available resources, community needs and other factors. For example, a post in a warm-weather state with an outdoor area may want to include games such as bean-bag toss or cornhole, a parent-child kickball game, a dunking tank or others. A post that does not have its own home may want to work with a community center, library or similar facility to host an event featuring board games, face-painting, karaoke and other activities.
The kit contains useful information and downloadable resources that posts can adapt to their own specific events. The resources include a customizable flyer, media advisory and social media posts.
Download the kit here.