Detroit Hosts 2019 AYF Midwest Junior Winter Olympics

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Over 80 juniors and seniors gathered this past weekend in Detroit for the annual AYF-YOARF Junior Winter Olympic games. Participants drove in Friday night from Racine, Chicago and Toledo to meet with the Detroit Kopernik Tandourjian Chapter.

After an evening of pizza, ice cream and socializing, members rolled out their sleeping bags to spend the night at the St. Sarkis Armenian Church Hall. The next morning the AYF headed to the AGBU Alex and Marie Manoogian School to kick off the weekend’s games.Members participated in basketball, volleyball and dodgeball games as parents cheered from the sidelines.

Members also played chess and card games. After returning to St. Sarkis for dinner, the day’s activities were closed out with a social at the local bowling alley. On Sunday morning, the AYF Ungers parted ways and headed home.

A big thank you to the Detroit Kopernik Tandourjian Chapter and the local community for hosting this year’s Junior Winter Olympics and to all the participants who came out and made this weekend so special.

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Founded in 1933, The Armenian Youth Federation is an international, non-profit, youth organization of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF). The AYF-YOARF Eastern United States stands on five pillars that guide its central activities and initiatives: Educational, Hai Tahd, Social, Athletic and Cultural. The AYF also promotes a fraternal attitude of respect for ideas and individuals amongst its membership. Unity and cooperation are essential traits that allow members of the organization to work together to realize the AYF’s objectives.

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