On Saturday, June 25th, forty members of the Safe Passage Project community gathered at Riverdale Country School for their fourth Field Day event.
According to Gui Stampur, Safe Passage Project’s Director of Legal Services, “Field Day is an opportunity for our clients to temporarily put aside the complications of their immigration case and run around a beautiful high school campus, participate in soccer games, dance class, and arts and crafts, and to make new friends over pizza and ice cream.”
One highlight of the day was celebrating the fourth birthday of one of the attendees, whose family also participated in the event. Another came in the highly competitive soccer game, in which parents and kids were able to play together. The game ended with a score of 5-4.
Although Juan Carlos, a Justice AmeriCorps Legal Fellow at Safe Passage Project, expressed some regret at his team’s loss in the soccer game, he noted that the day was a “resounding success because it let the kids enjoy being kids.”