Olympian Billy Mills Set to Join UNITY Open House Celebration
Mesa, AZ—The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc., also known as UNITY, will hold its 2nd Annual Open House on Friday, December 19. UNITY moved its headquarters from Oklahoma City, OK to Mesa, AZ in the fall of 2013 and marks the occasion with an annual open house. This year’s celebration will feature the lighting of the UNITY Fire, songs around the UNITY Drum, tours of the headquarters featuring memorabilia from UNITY’s 38 year history, and special guest speakers including Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota), winner of the 1964 Olympic 10,000 meter run.
“I’m honored to attend UNITY’s 2nd Annual Open House in Mesa, Arizona. I look forward to seeing the faces of our Native American youth. Running Strong for American Indian Youth supports UNITY’s efforts to empower our young people and to give them a voice on issues that affect them,” said Billy Mills, Running Strong’s national spokesperson.
The four-hour event takes place at the UNITY headquarters located at 1 N. MacDonald Drive in Mesa, AZ from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a toy or can of food to benefit local Native American families this holiday season.
“We invite our UNITY family, supporters and the community to join us for our second annual open house event. It’s a time to gather and reflect on another wonderful year of blessings at UNITY and to celebrate our Native youth leaders once more,” said Mary Kim Titla, Executive Director of UNITY, Inc.
featuring special guest Billy Mills
When: Friday, December 19, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (on-going activities)
Where: UNITY Headquarters
1 N. MacDonald Drive
Mesa, AZ 85201
Details: All are invited to attend! UNITY is requesting
a toy or can food donation to benefit local Native American families.
Questions: Call the UNITY office at (480) 718-9793