On Saturday, August 20, 2022, HealthJox founder – Dewry DuRoi Bradford celebrated the 5th year anniversary of the Healthjox Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park – (pier 2) with a multi-tiered health & sports experience all for FREE. Consistently producing this free community event for New York citizens since 2018, they continue with multi-sport offerings of basketball clinics & games, pickle-ball, airodart, roller-skating, and a host of life-size board games, face painting and balloon twisting for the whole family. In attendance, they had the NYPD, FDNY, Uncle Chase, Coach Ted Gustus, Judge Suzanne Adams, Voice of My City and a slew of ball players and participants throughout the day. Performing on the court with DJ Big Cal on the set, was Jared SB, Jules Juda, One, Nuu Knynez and Milo.
HealthJox Festival, which was initially launched on Saturday, August 25th at Kaiser Park – Coney Island has morphed into one of the most coveted events during the summer. Each year, HealthJox hosts over 500 attendees with a multi-tiered sports experience. Attendees enjoyed a healthy day of basketball clinics hosted by the Brooklyn Nets; basketball games hosted by Zak Solomon Miller – Knickerbockers All-Stars; AirOdart clinic and games hosted by Coach Ted Gustus; workout with celebrity trainer Jerry Joseph; Event Coordinator – Claudia Lyons hosted life-size board games, mini-basketball, Jenga, life-size Connect 4 & Dominoes, sea-saw, potato-sack race, face-painting, and other cool-attractions for the kids.
There were live performances throughout the day while Youth & Adults took to the court for the annual Healthjox basketball tournaments. There were girls, boys and adult teams all playing for trophies and years’ worth of bragging rights! During the festival there was healthy food provided by Cathy Ramos from Exuding Wellnessand Fruits and drinks provided by Claudia Lyons and Foodtown. Water was provided by Pepsico & Foodtown. Pastor Denise Hall – founder of Clothed With Lovedonated back-packs and after-school items by Jansport. Attendees enjoyed cooling-station for comfort. Overall, attendees enjoyed a full health day with family and friends while staying hydrated. Special thanks to Brooklyn Equity Foundation and DUMBO Moving + Storage for their continued support.
Notably, Exousia Cathedral’s Missionary Bishop Lester Bradford was awarded a Citation from Mayor Eric Adams for his continued missions work in the City of New York. The Brooklyn Borough President – Antonio Reynoso awarded HealthJox Festival and Healthjox Foundation, Inc’s founder – Dewry DuRoi Bradford the official Proclamation naming Saturday, August 20, 2022 the 5th year anniversary of HealthJox Festival.
Dewry DuRoi says, “Lori Louis & Lu Consulting, LLC is a major force in the success of HealthJox Foundation, Inc. With her firm’s continued support of our work and her deep care for the community of Brooklyn, we are be able to service more Youth who need assistance discovering their purpose in this life.” Dewry DuRoi continues… “Brooklyn Equity Foundation’s involvement is also an integral part of this year’s success. The major work that they are doing in our Brooklyn’s neighborhoods is very impactful. It’s an honor to have access to their financial support because it truly shows love for the Community of Brooklyn.
Dewry DuRoi said, “This is just the beginning! I am most excited about the alternative to prison program that we created called the “Pursuing Purpose Program” which will help Youth discover their purpose in life while learning to cultivate and monetize their creativity.” HealthJox and our new platform that we are launching on October 22nd at the Tillary Hotel were created as a prequel to our program. We are also planning to implement a version of that program into the Board of Education system hopefully by 2023. Stay tuned for more People!”