The D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, The Wolverine Bar, and the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section will host an Old School Skate Party to benefit children of incarcerated parents on Tuesday, Dec. 30.
The event, which benefits Save Kids of Incarcerated Parents (SKIP), will be held from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Bonaventure Skating Rink, located in Farmington at 24505 Halsted. The $20 admission fee, which is tax deductible, includes skate rental and a free old-school music CD. In addition to skating, participants in this unique holiday event will also have an opportunity to dance and network. All proceeds raised will go directly to SKIP.
"SKIP is an organization committed to providing positive experiences to Detroit elementary schoolchildren who have a parent who is or has been incarcerated, and provides a safe haven for them to discuss their experiences," said event chair Angelique Strong Marks, who also chairs the SKIP advisory board.
"We encourage all attorneys to support this second annual event by bringing their families and friends to the skating rink," said Brandy Robinson, a member of the SBM Young Lawyers Section executive council and the Wolverine Bar board of directors who has worked with the SKIP program for several years. Ahmad Roby and Sherrie Farrell, presidents of the Straker and the Wolverine Bar Associations, respectively, concurred that SKIP truly changes the lives of many who might be otherwise disillusioned with the legal system.