“Blaster Battles” bring families together for bullying prevention

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) — It was a nice day outside on Sunday, but the action was inside the RCTC Bubble.

Kids and parents gathered there for “Blaster Battles” offered by the non-profit organization “Project My Neighborhood.” The event allows families to play together, and to create inclusive environments, getting everyone to participate.

Organizers create breaks in the action to talk about bullying, using the time to raise awareness about overcoming obstacles and the challenges kids face every day.

It’s all part of the organization’s goal for creating a positive atmosphere of entertainment and education.

“Our main goal is bullying prevention. How we do that is getting families out and active and getting them to interact with each other, getting them to remember that not everything has to be serious 24/7. I mean they can get out and be kids with their kids and that generally makes everybody a lot happier, fosters more of a community feeling, gets rid of isolation which normally causes or leads to bullying,” said Project My Neighborhood Partner Relations Manager, Michael Needs.

“Blaster Battles” include team based games, like capture the flag, which are designed for inclusion, health and wellness, and team building.

Holden Krusemark

Holden Krusemark

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