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.
Thanks to all of the sponsors, golfers and volunteers who participated in our 2019 golf tournament! This year's event was bigger than ever and we are really excited to put the money raised into action helping Santa Ana youth. We can't say it enough...thank you! Your support allows us to continue to provide fun, safe, healthy, positive athletic events for Santa Ana students. To see photos, click Read more.
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.
Team RunStrong 2018-19 has continued to steadily grow with more students and stronger results at several recent Orange County races. Watch the video.
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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!