• 73°

Michael D. Foundation hosts Family Fun Day at Selma YMCA

Under a bright sun and clear blue skies, the Michael David Johnson Foundation held its annual Family Fun Day/Back to School Giveaway on Saturday at the Selma YMCA.

Vendors and residents across Selma and Dallas County lined up and participated in the event hosted Johnson, a former NFL and Dallas County standout.

“It’s a chance for us to embrace as a community, we have to support each other,” Johnson said

Selma Housing Authority, Drug Free Communities of Dallas County, Sophia P. Kingston Elementary School, Donovan McGuire Legal Services and Lewis Brothers Funeral Home and Selma High girls basketball were among the organizations with the tents.

Kids enjoyed themselves with the events that included water slides, face painting, games, throwing footballs and bingo.

School supplies were given out to the students from the various vendors and the Michael D. Johnson Foundation.

Local residents praised Johnson, who played in the NFL from 2009 to 2018.

“I love the fact Michael Johnson came back to give to the community,” said Renee Harris of Rural Health Services.

McGuire said he was honored to participate in the Michael D. Johnson event.

“It’s truly a blessing to part of an event that someone consistently producing for the community,” McGuire said. “We always want to be part of that.”

Johnson’s mother, Thomasine Johnson, who’s the Secretary and Treasurer of Michael D. Johnson foundation, said the goal was to make fun day a bigger event.

The foundation thanked the event’s sponsors and volunteers: Cash and Cary Selma, Dave’s Market, Selma YMCA, The Candy Lady, Selma Housing Authority, Dominos Pizza, On Site Collections, Lewis Brothers Funeral Home, Coffee Shoppe, Dallas County E911, Johnson & Johnson Farms LLC, Vaughan Regional Medical Center, L&D Trash, Selma Exchange Club,  Total Management Experts, Dr. Ashley Williams, TME Express Services LLC, Selma  Police Department, Neely Charter Service LLC, Blue Bell Ice Cream, WHBB, Terry Chestnut Smooth Jazz Cafe, Family Footcare, The Rotary Club, Ball Healthcare DBA Lighthouse Rehab & Healthcare, Hattie Shelton, Earl Coleman, Children’s Denistry of Central Alabama, UAB, George Evans, Valley Grande Mexican Grill, Lillian Henson, L&D Trash, Selma City Schools, Sandy Green, Wells Fargo, Harry &Molly Gamble, Trustmark Bank,  Zeiglers, Pepsi Bottling Camp, Walmart and Alexander Broadcasting.