Flint’s Mateen Cleaves, Charlie Bell and Morris Peterson bring life to 4th of July Festival

Posted: July 6, 2010 by Jared Field in Uncategorized

One trade-off for having gone up north for the Fourth of July was missing this “I am Flint” Festival, the outgrowth of a cooperative effort between community leaders and several big-name Flint athletes  including Mateen Cleaves, Charlie Bell and Morris Peterson.

There was a big 3-on-3 basketball tournament in downtown, concerts, a rock-climbing wall and, of course, fireworks.

Another famous Flint basketball player, from the pre-Flintstone era, also pitched in. Jeff Grayer, now an assistant coach at his alma mater, Iowa State, intimated that the event might be here to stay.

From the Flint Journal:

“We wanted to do something for the kids,” Grayer said. “It’s only going to build in the years to come.”

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