Detroit Dream Project – World Hoop Day

I have been looking forward to giving you an update about how the Detroit Dream Project, Temple of the American Dream is benefitting the community. As you know, we have already had a dedication party, a wedding, a fashion shoot, and live music, and now:

The Detroit Hoopers are partnering with the Detroit Dream Project, Motor City Blight Busters and Society to Promote Art & Recreation in the Community (SPARC) to celebrate “World Hoop Day Detroit on August 8th, and host a hooping extravaganza at the Temple of the American Dream (in historic Old Redford). The event will include hooping lessons, prizes, a hoop jam and more.

Detroit will join major cities around the world in celebrating “World Hoop Day.” This international holiday is dedicated to promoting hula hooping for fun and fitness. Think of it like Hands Across America – but hula hoops around the world. From New York and Los Angeles to Tel Aviv and Berlin, the whole planet will be hooping. For an interactive map of participating cities, visit

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Everyone’s invited (with a hoop if they have one, empty-handed if they don’t) to help represent Detroit on World Hoop Day. The point is just to get as many Detroiters as possible out to The Temple of the American Dream, from 4-8 p.m., to have fun and represent our city. And who wants to be the only person on the planet not hula hooping on 08/08/08?
Last year’s hoop day in Detroit gave away 300 hoops – help us this year:

We welcome your interest, donations, and partnership!

Donations: Doxie- thetalkinglibrarian

Want to Volunteer? Faith- fshinaver

Questions: 313-608-4580

Link: Detroit Hoopers — Hoop Day Detroit:

The Temple of the American Dream is a public art park and temple pavilion, located in the Old Redford / Brightmoor area of Detroit (17363 Lahser Rd., Detroit, Michigan 48219) designed by artist David Best and built by the Detroit Dream Project team. SPARC is dedicated to directly improving the economy and community of Detroit by furthering the idea that the creation of art is an essential element of community life. For twenty years, Motor City Blight Busters has been committed to stabilizing, revitalizing and beautifying the City of Detroit.
Together, we can make this a hooping holiday to remember.

See you at World Hoop Day Detroit!

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