Southfield, MI (PressExposure) January 12, 2009 -- Track and field teams from high schools all over the world will come to compete in Detroit for the 5th Annual Robert s. Shumake Scholarship Relays on April 25, 2009. Among the participants in this historic event will be a team from the Bahamas.
Robert Shumake is a former Detroit all-city track star and founder of the Showdown in Motown. Robert ran track in high school and college, which kept him off the streets and out of trouble. In a recent interview, Robert said, âTrack and field helped me focus on being the best; now I am giving back to the community by helping other teens compete for scholarships. There are many young people with athletic talent and academic skills who desire a college education but are unable to afford it. I want to see these young people reach their full potential and be successful.â
Previous Robert Shumake Relays have received media coverage from NBC, CBS and ABC. Being the largest independently sponsored HS track meet in Michigan, they have received strong political and community support from political leaders in Detroit and Pontiac. Shumake has long been committed to helping the youth obtain their dreams. This unique track and field meet not only awards the winners with medals and trophies but also provides college scholarships to qualified participants.
The Robert Shumake Relays have awarded over $30,000 to over 5,000 young people since its inception. Find out more about this event at [http://shumakerelays.com]