C4K Teaming Up With the OKC Memorial Marathon
Since 2011, C4K has been able to impact over 30,000 young athletes from across Oklahoma with the equipment they need to grow their minds, bodies, and characters through sports. We couldn't have done this without the support of our many community partners. Each year these individuals, businesses, and organizations provide invaluable support for our mission of equipping and empowering kids - from donations and volunteers to helping us reach new athletes in need.
The Board and Staff of C4K are excited to announce that we are joining forces with the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon this Spring for an exciting event impacting a local running club. Later in March, C4K and the Marathon Team will fit and equip 175 runners at Santa Fe South Elementary School with brand new running shoes to help them prepare for the Kids Run on April 28, 2019. These passionate runners will now be able to take their training to the next level for this important and historical Run to Remember!
"Working with the Memorial Marathon team on this distribution that places shoes directly in the hands of runners who need them is really a dream come true for C4K," explained Executive Director Stacy McDaniel. "We love partnering with organizations who care so deeply about the Oklahoma community because we can do so much more when we work together!"
Kari Watkins, Executive Director of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and Race Director of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, echoed this sentiment: “We are thrilled to work with Cleats for Kids as we continue to spread our message of resilience and strength and work to make sure kids can participate in the Memorial Kids Marathon."
The Marathon team has also graciously agreed to hold drives at elementary schools across the Metro as they make visits throughout the Spring. These efforts ensure that we have proper stock on our shelves for the busy end of the school year, meaning we help MORE kids play the sports they love!
Finally, all marathon runners are encouraged to bring their lightly used sports equipment of any size and type (not just shoes) to the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, April 26 - Saturday, April 27 at the Cox Convention Center! Just think - your pair of shoes you've decided to replace could mean the world to a young athlete trying to get on the field.
Keep your eyes peeled for the famous C4K Blue Bin and change a child's life!
Another huge thank you to the amazing team at the OKC Memorial Marathon for this opportunity. We can't wait to meet the runners next month!