FEBRUARY 1, 2012

8th annual Kids’ Chance 5K Run/Walk

SCOTTSDALE – On March 3, in Scottsdale’s historic Arizona Falls Canal and Park, runners and walkers will participate in a 5K event to help Kids’ Chance of Arizona fund college and vocational education scholarships for children of Arizona workers fatally or critically injured on the job. The event, now in its eighth year, has helped insure a future for those who, through no fault of their own, would have lost the opportunity for ongoing education.

The 5K course is in entirely within the park. Register online at www.azkidschance.org or through ELF Promotions (Box 37156, Phoenix, AZ 85069). Entry fee is $20 for adults or $10 for students (with identification) and children under 10. Leashed dogs are invited.

Check in begins at 7:30 a.m.; the starting bell rings at 8:30 a.m. Each entry includes a race T-shirt and finish line refreshments. Awards will be presented to the first three place male and female entrants in age divisions from 10 to 70.

Kids’ Chance of Arizona is a 501 (c) 3, not for Profit Corporation, affiliated with the national Kids’ Chance organization. Its charter is to provide funding for post-secondary education of the children of workers fatally or critically injured while on the job. Originally built on the support of workers’ compensation firms, the organization now is supported by a wide range of commercial and industrial employers. Funds raised by the organization’s activities are allocated entirely to Arizonans.

To date, Kids’ Chance of Arizona has provided over $350,000 in scholarships for college and vocational education. All recipients are carefully screened and monitored to assure that student performance meets or exceeds agreed upon criteria.

Kids’ Chance is predominately staffed by volunteers to maximize educational grants. One part-time paid person assists in communications, compliance and event management.
For further information, including scholarship application forms, visit www.azkidschance.org.