RunStrong Upcoming Race Alert - March 27 Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation "Reaching for the Cure 5K"
The PCRF's "Reaching for the Cure" event is back. RunStrong will join the community of excited runners at IVC who dedicate their miles to fight cancer in children worldwide. Learn more at 2022 Reaching for the Cure - Campaign (pcrf-kids.org)
Date: April 4, 2022
Location: Tustin Ranch Golf Club
After the long hiatus we are so excited to be back! Please join us for a fun-filled day of golf at one of the top courses in the country! Our annual fundraiser includes a beautiful day of golf, a delicious lunch and BBQ dinner, a raffle, goodie bags and an awards presentation. Sponsored by some of the area's leading companies, the funds raised support our youth sports programs in Santa Ana all year long. Help us continue to create positive, safe, fun opportunities for underserved youth - opportunities that build confidence, leadership skills, and healthy lifestyles. When you join us as a Platinum, Gold or Silver Sponsor your company info will be viewed by hundreds of participants and you'll be supporting a great local 501c3 nonprofit. We're also offering Hole Sponsorships! Registration now by visiting our Golf Tournament page.
After not being able to actively participate for almost 2 years, over 160 RunStrong runners from Santa Ana competed in the 30th Annual Dino Dash on Sunday, Oct 31st at the Tustin Marketplace. Representing six different intermediate schools and wearing their newly printed neon yellow shirts, RunStrong was a noticeable presence, with several runners achieving awards. This was the first KAMSF sponsored run since December 2019, and it was a great way to reintroduce the joy of running, the benefits of healthy competition and the spirit of community to young athletes from Santa Ana who have been isolated for so long due to COVID. After crossing the finish line, runners declared "It was tiring, but it was well worth it! It was so much fun!"
This is the ultimate Christmas run with participants showcasing their finest holiday costumes to compete in this festive 5k/10k run that will include the Lil Dickens Carolers, Christmas music, a pre-race dance warm-up and prizes across many different age groups! Join us at Irvine Valley College for this fun event that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Learn more at Santa Claus For A Cause 5K/10K (runsignup.com).
This fast-paced 5k-10k-15k run/walk/bike/virtual event at the Tustin Marketplace is always great fun and this year we'll be celebrating their 30th anniversary! Sponsor a student or join us in person to participate or volunteer. Learn more at tpsf.net/dinodash.
Former KNX Hero Karen Armstrong helps students get active after year of COVID-19
Hundreds of thousands of students in Southern California spent last summer under tight health restrictions, due to COVID. But things are different now. We check in with a former KNX "Helpful Honda" Hero of the Week, who's preparing kids in Santa Ana for a summer of activity!
Read the full article online at audacy.com/knx1070/news/local/former-knx-hero-helps-students-get-active-after-covid.
Kevin Armstrong MD Memorial Sports Foundation Launches GO F.A.R. (Fun, Active Running) for Santa Ana Students
SANTA ANA, CA – In an effort to combat the effects of social isolation and mitigate the long term impact to youth physical and mental health, the Kevin Armstrong M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation has launched a new program - GO F.A.R. (Fun, Active Running), a socially distanced program designed to inspire students to recommit to physical activity. GO F.A.R. encourages students to join a running app which tracks their progress and records their distance. The Foundation will give prizes to the students who go the farthest as well as provide a “goodie” bag for all participants including a T-Shirt, mask, healthy snacks & other items designed to inspire healthy activity and good mental health.
Greetings golfers and supporters. Every day seems to bring something new and challenging to each of us. To protect our mutual health and wellness, we have postponed our Annual Golf Tournament. While this is a huge disappointment, we are working with Tustin Ranch Golf Course to reschedule the tournament. We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors, teams of golfers and players who support us. With your help, we have impacted the lives of over 13,000 students in the Santa Ana Unified School District, which recently announced school closures through Fall 2020. School attendance is essential to the educational, social, physical and emotional well being of students in this community, where many families live at or below the poverty level. The next few months will be devastating. These are challenging times and it is our hope that, with your support, we will return to our work supporting young athletes in the community by providing them with athletic opportunities that focus on healthy lifestyles by encouraging them to stay socially engaged and physically active.
Board of Directors - Kevin Armstrong MD Memorial Sports Foundation
In addition to providing T-shirts to hundreds of students participating in Intermediate School Tournaments and sponsoring RunStrong, for the 10th consecutive year, KAMSF sponsored the Track & Field Tournament by distributing reusable sling bags containing healthy snacks to over 500 students and lunch for volunteers. For more information about Foundation activities download the recent newsletter. Download our Fall 2019 flyer.
Santa Ana — The SAUSD Board of Education this week recognized the Kevin Armstrong Memorial Sports Foundation for its contribution toward SAUSD's athletic programs and promoting student wellness. SAUSD has enjoyed a strong partnership with the Foundation for years. Through this partnership, the Foundation supports the RunStrong program as well as general wellness within the District's intramural sports programs.
The nonprofit Kevin L. Armstrong M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation creates opportunities for at-risk students to reach their full potential academically and athletically. Our RunStrong programs help kids succeed in life. Get involved!