Development Centers 'River Splash Dash' to Promote Early Childhood Development

Jul 22, 2013, 16:30 ET from Development Centers Inc

DETROIT, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Development Centers Inc (DCI) announces their first annual River Splash Dash, a lively summer 5K Fun-Run set to take place on Sunday, August 4 at Rivard Plaza.

The festivities will kick-off at 9:00 am and participants can expect to be treated to spectacular views from the Plaza's location at the very heart of the highly acclaimed RiverWalk transformation now taking place downtown along the scenic Detroit River.

It's a terrific, family friendly venue that everyone is sure to enjoy.

The event will offer a 5K Run, a 1 Mile Walk and a Kiddies Dash as well as runner awards, a drawing for prizes and more. All proceeds will benefit early learning development programs for children from newborn infants to age five.

The 'Splash' is being presented as a way to generate greater community awareness for the many innovative children's services that Development Centers presently offers. For 30 years DCI has been a leading provider of behavioral health services throughout the metro area and has set its sights on advocating high-quality, early-learning enrichment programs which can dramatically benefit families residing in Detroit and neighboring Wayne County.

"Runners and walkers participating in the Splash will not only be engaging in a healthy-lifestyle activity, they will also be part of a movement to support young children and families in our community to become ready for school and life success," says Debra Kade, Development Centers Director of Early Childhood and Family Services, "The event is being themed to reinforce our message that we want every child to start out in life on the right foot."

Teaming up to help Development Centers make a difference in the lives of young families throughout the community is Allen Maintenance, who is serving as the event's Marquee Level Sponsor, as well as several Champions Club Level Sponsors including: Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan, Livonia AM Rotary, Applied Handling, Total Health Care and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.

For more information about the River Splash Dash, DCI, event registration or to arrange for interviews, please call 313/531-2500 ext 1220 or visit

About Development Centers: 
Development Centers Inc (DCI) is a 501c3 nonprofit established in 1983, whose mission is committed to improving the lives of individuals, families and the community by meeting their behavioral health, human and vocational needs through a continuum of comprehensive prevention, intervention, treatment and training services.

This year will officially mark Development Centers 30th Anniversary.

Development Centers today serves thousands of Detroiters and residents of neighboring Wayne County each year through its extensive offering of innovative programs and expertise in working with developmentally disabled persons.

To learn more please contact Henry Guthard, Director of Marketing at (313) 531-2500 ext. 1220 or visit

Henry F Guthard 
Director of Marketing
(313) 531-2500 ext 1220

SOURCE Development Centers Inc