Catalina Foothills & Pusch Ridge contribute to Kick 4 Kids


Rio Vista kids show off shoes from Catalina Foothills. Thses shoes were given to nash on Friday (Andy Morales/

Rio Vista kids show off shoes from Catalina Foothills. These shoes were given to Nash Elementary on Friday (Andy Morales/

The Catalina Foothills boy’s basketball program collected tennis shoes for the Kicks 4 Kids program this past week and Pusch Ridge joined the cause Friday night. The donations puts the Kicks 4 Kids program over 250 shoes. Pusch ridge donated several bags of school supplies as well.

The “Kicks 4 Kids” is program designed to collect tennis shoes so less fortunate children can participate properly in elementary school physical education programs. The South Tucson Lions Club raised almost $200 as seed money for the program and several individuals have donated money to purchase even more.

The ides is to have high school sports teams collect one pair of sneakers per player for less fortunate kids and we would deliver them to local PE teachers or school social workers to pass out to their students as needed.

Members of the Pusch Ridge boy's basketball team helping out

Members of the Pusch Ridge boy’s basketball team helping out

Programs Donated
Tucson Girl’s Basketball
Ironwood Ridge Girl’s Basketball
Catalina Foothills Boy’s Basketball
Pusch Ridge Boy’s Basketball

Programs Committed
Pusch Ridge Soccer Programs
Salpointe Girl’s Soccer
Salpointe Lacrosse

Schools Donated To
Rio Vista Elementary
Holaway Elementary
Imagine Amphi Preschool
Keeling Elementary
Coronado K-8
Roskruge K-8
Nash Elementary
Prince Elementary (Monday)

We are hoping to raise over 500 pairs of kid’s sneakers, size 1-5, by the end of this sports season.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at


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