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!
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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 & mitigate the long term impact to youth physical & 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 & 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 & good mental health.
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.
Santa Ana — Karen Armstrong was honored to receive the KNX 1070 Hero of the Week award for her work fulfilling her late brother's dream through the Armstrong Memorial Sports Foundation, established in his honor.
Santa Ana — Students from MacArthur ran into a photographer from the OC Register while out training on Monday and he shared their photo in the "Our Towns" section of the paper on 12/29 with the caption "Running into the New Year". All of the RunStrong teams from Carr, McFadden, MacArthur and Mendez have been training during the Winter Break in preparation for the SoCal Half Marathon/5k on Sat. Jan. 9th. Photos posted on the RunStrong Facebook page. Thanks to Greg Rankin for sharing this photo from the paper with us! View the full article.
Santa Ana — The Irvine Public School Foundation awarded Dr. Kevin L. Armstrong the Spirit of Excellence Award in Leadership at their annual Gala on September 27, 2014. We would like to thank them for this wonderful honor. In addition, they named an annual scholarship in Kevin's name in partnership with NFL Hall of Famer, Warren Moon and his company, Sports 1 Marketing. This is a beautiful tribute to Kevin and we thank all of you for helping us to keep his memory and legacy alive, especially the Board members of the Kevin Armstrong MD Memorial Sports Foundation and the coaches, volunteers, donors and sponsors who support the work that we do for the student athletes in Santa Ana. To view photos and the press release, click Read more.
The Kevin Armstrong, M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation and Athletic Conditioning Injury Center last week sponsored a catastrophic injury management drill for high school athletic directors, coaches, trainers and other school personnel at Segerstrom High School's stadium in Santa Ana. Participants representing 17 Orange County high schools and 14 Los Angeles County high schools learned and practiced industry guidelines and the recommended methods for treating the most common catastrophic sports injuries such as heat illnesses, spinal cord injuries and cardiac arrest which can affect high school athletes. Read the full article online at The Orange County Register.
Irvine — After two years of benefiting Families Forward, portions of this year's race proceeds will go toward the Kevin Armstrong Foundation. Created in honor of the former orthopedic surgeon who served as Woodbridge's first student body president and track captain, the foundation provides free physicals and encourages kids to get involved in sports.
Santa Ana — Six high schools in Santa Ana will each get three defibrillators in an effort to prevent the deaths of young athletes from cardiac arrest. Six of the machines were donated by the Kevin Armstrong, M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation, named for a UC Irvine sports medicine doctor and Santa Ana High team physician. He was 39 when he died of heart disease in 2005. Read the pdf.
SANTA ANA - Several hundred Santa Ana Unified intermediate school students from across the city recently put their talents to the test in the annual all city track and field event which included various competitive games including sprinting, shot put, long jump, and other field events. Hosted by Segerstrom High School, the games were sponsored by Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD), the City of Santa Ana Parks and Recreation, and the Kevin Armstrong M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation. Track & Field U.S. Olympian McClinton Neal, (1992 Barcelona
Summer Games) who spoke during the opening ceremonies of the Santa
Ana All-City Field and Track Meet on behalf of the Kevin Armstrong,
M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation met with 7th and 8th Graders
from McFadden Intermediate School.
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!
"Thank you for helping me to follow my dreams of running with the Foundation. The Foundation is helping new athletes emerge and maybe you will not only see them run in races, but in the Olympics". - Kenia DelaCruz, Carr Intermediate School