Lee D. Paterson of LDP Production sent in a $150 donation. Thanks to my friend Lee, Walker Elementary School will receive 15 new pairs of kids sneakers on Monday.
Lee is THE voice for sports in the Safford area and I appreciate his dedication to youth and high school sports.
In addition, the South Tucson Lions Club donated another $90 to the cause. I will be researching am appropriate elementary school in that area for the donation.
The Kicks 4 Kids program is now well over 400 pairs of shoes.
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 (Kids size 1-5) per player for less fortunate kids and we will deliver them to local PE teachers or school social workers to pass out to their students as needed.
Tucson Girl’s Basketball
Ironwood Ridge Girl’s Basketball
Catalina Foothills Boy’s Basketball
Pusch Ridge Boy’s Basketball
Pusch Ridge Soccer Programs
Salpointe Girl’s Soccer
Desert Thunder Softball
Schools Donated To
Rio Vista Elementary
Imagine Amphi Preschool
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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 AZPreps365.com and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com