Our first event hosted over 6,500 participants at the Breslin Events Center on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this event, the first ever Sandbox Party Convention.  We hope the Convention is just the first of many opportunities to speak about the importance of early childhood investment in Michigan.  

A special thanks goes to our Major Sponsors, the Committee for Economic Development and Lansing - MomsLikeMe for your generous support as well as: 
Major Sponsors
Committee for Economic Development
Lansing  - MomsLikeMe
Spotlight Sponsors
Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health
United Way
Latino Detroit
Also supported by private funders including the Kellogg Foundation and the national Birth to Five Policy Alliance.
Michigan’s  Early Childhood Advocates:
Michigan Department of Human Services
Michigan’s Children
Michigan League for Human Services
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Michigan
Children’s Trust Fund
Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children
Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health
Michigan Department of Education
Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Michigan Department of Community Health
Michigan Coalition for Children and Families
United Way
Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health
ECIC – Early Childhood Investment Corporation
Great Start Collaboratives
Great Start Parent Coalitions
Regional Resource centers
Prizes donated by:
Great Wolf Lodge – Traverse City, MI
Shanty Creek Resort – Bellaire, MI
Boyne Mountain – Boyne Falls, MI
Radisson Hotel - Lansing, MI
East Lansing Marriott
Lansing Lugnuts
Zap Zone
Detroit Tigers
Detroit Red Wings
The Sterling Corporation
Detroit Lions
Detroit Science Center
Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum
Convention Exhibitors:
The Verve Pipe
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Michigan Parent Teacher Student Association
Impression 5 Science Center
Great Start Connect Resource Center
Radio Disney Rockin' Roundup
Mad Science of Greater Kalamazoo
Farm Bureau Insurance
MI League for Human Services
Discount School Supply
MDCH - Guide By Your Side Program
MDCH- Hearing Detection and Intervention
Radio Disney Splash of Color
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
Nurse-Family Partnership
MDCH - Community-Based Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnosis Projects and Diagnostic Centers in Michigan
Potter Park Zoo Society
Michigan Education Trust/MESP
Michigan State University Extension Breastfeeding Initiative
Radio Disney Build an IDEA Box
Grandparents Teach, Too
Zippity Two Dads
Tomorrow's Child/MI SIDS
Capital Cheer All-Stars
Radio Disney Family Keepsake Photos
MDCH -  Maternal Infant Health Program
Michigan Oral Health Coalition
Mid-Michigan Children's Museum
Childhood Lead Poisoning and Prevention
Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children
Michigan's Children
Early On & Project Find Michigan
Voter Ed Table
Voter Ed Table
Voter Ed Table
Radio Disney Warehouse Mouse Bubble Room
MDCH - Newborn Screening
School-Community Health Alliance of MI
MI Coalition for Children & Families
Reach Out & Read Michigan/Michigan Enroll/MIChild
MDCH- Oral Health Program
Radio Disney SANDBOX Treasure Hunt
MDCH - Fetal Infant Mortality Review/Safe Sleep Programs
MDCH - Family Planning Program
Rochelle Riley
Detroit Science Center
United Way
Lansing MomsLikeMe