Families came together at Blanche Ely High School to enjoy the Family Health and Community Festival. The event was organized by the Crockett Foundation to help prepare children for the upcoming school year. People could receive basic health checks and information about community services. Children were given back packs filled with school supplies and were offered a pair of shoes. About 1,800 backpacks were given away.
Henri Crockett, the CEO of the Crockett Foundation was pleased to see so many children and families participating in the event. He and his brother, Zachary Crockett, vice president of the Foundation both played high school football at Blanche Ely and then played football at Florida State University. They both played in the NFL.
“I am glad that so many children and their families came to this Festival. There is a tremendous need in the community and we are glad to be able help these families. We partnered with the Children’s Services of Broward County and other organizations,” said Henri Crockett.