RunStrong Kids Get New Shoes
8th Annual KAMSF Golf Tournament a Big Success!
Our players, families and volunteers enjoyed fun-filled day of golf at one of the top courses in the country! Our annual fundraiser included a beautiful day of golf, delicious lunch and awards presentation. Sponsored by some of the area's best companies, the funds raised will support our youth sports programs throughout the region. See our Past Events page for photos.
Our ImpactRunStrong, the Kevin Armstrong M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation's (KAMSF) signature program, targets the development of intermediate students' character along with healthy lifestyles because children in this age group are the most susceptible to falling behind in school.
KAMSF is a key partner with the Santa Ana Unified School District's Intra-Mural Sports Program. When the district faced budget cuts, the KAMSF stepped in to provide needed support to keep inter-school athletic competitions going for at-risk intermediate school children in Santa Ana.
RunStrong students participated in four races throughout Orange County, averaging over 125 students per race- the highest numbers in our history! We covered the cost of registration fees, transportation to and from races, and race team T-shirts.
RunStrong students attended a private screening of "McFarland USA" at Downtown Disney on opening night, February 20th and were inspired by the stories of Latino youth who achieved great success through running.
The teachers, parents and RunStrong students themselves reported improvements in their performance in school and a rise in self-confidence. Students' testimonials are captured on the Foundation's website.
KAMSF bought and distributed over 3000 Foundation T-shirts to student athletes during Intermediate School Tournaments in basketball, soccer, volleyball, flag football, and track & field.
On April 6th, the Foundation hosted its 7th Annual Golf Tournament and Fundraiser, which was a huge success. A special thanks to all golfers, sponsors and volunteers!
On May 2nd, a Legacy Celebration at Carr Intermediate School in Santa Ana gathered friends, family, and Santa Ana Unified School District students and personnel to honor Dr. Kevin L. Armstrong. Students and families, including Kevin's coach from Princeton, Steve Verbit, joined in festivities that also included a fun run!
KAMSF is gearing up for another active year to meet the diverse needs of youth in Santa Ana. YOUR SUPPORT is critical for us to continue efforts such as the RunStrong program and support for intramural sports, as well as expanding our programming to youth leadership development. We are excited about the upcoming school year and ask for your support in sponsoring programs for student athletes in Santa Ana and providing opportunities that they would not normally have.
For $175 donation you will sponsor an at-risk student for a year! This includes race fees, running shoes, T-shirt and transportation to and from four races.
For $100 donation you will provide healthy snacks for 50 at-risk students!
For $75 donation you will give high quality running shoes to three low-income, at-risk students!
Thank you for your support!
"I would like to thank the Armstrong Foundation for
giving me the opportunity
to play basketball.
I am also appreciative and have respect for what
they are doing to help me and other students.
I don’t think I can
thank the program enough."