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Kick & Roll Open Gym “Physical Fitness & Sports Month” Session Recap

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This past Saturday, Kiel Colon Cancer officials trekked to Houston, Texas for the second of three sneaker-themed Kick & Roll Open Gym sessions in “Space City” at Cypress Creek High School. Sponsored by The Josh Childress Foundation and supported by NiceKicks.com, Sneaker Summit and Stance Hoops, the event, nicknamed the “National Physical Fitness & Sports Month” session, placed an emphasis – donation-wise – on exercise, as our 40 participants were required to donate at least one brand new or lightly-worn pair of sneakers in which we will donate to Summer Youth Sports, a special youth program at the YMCA North Austin Community Recreation Center. The program is designated for children in the community of all ages who are involved in athletics and provides an opportunity for these children to be active all summer at a low cost for parents. However for some of the indigent families whose kids are involved, buying the essentials needed to participate is a burden. The director of Summer Youth Sports expressed to us that one of the biggest needs for some of the program’s kids is athletic sneakers. At the end of the event, we collected a total of 75 sneakers with Cypress Creek alum Jerith Williams donating 12 pairs of his own. As for the event itself, our 40 participants engaged in great competition on the performance court at Cypress Creek High School and brought out some amazing footwear, including Travis Peterson and Dyami Luster – two Houston natives – who each brought a few bags full of vintage Nike and adidas sneakers. On the side court, kids ranging from ages 2-13, engaged in various exercises and competitions, such as sprint races, hula-hooping and much more. At halftime, another Cy-Creek alum and colon cancer survivor, Stacey Betancourt, stopped by and gave her encouraging personal account of her battle with colon cancer to all who were present at the event. Stance Socks prize packages were given to the Most Valuable Player (Jeremie Williams), the Shoe MVP (Peterson) and Jerith Williams, the biggest donor to our themed cause.