Polish your sneakers

Nan Nasser

As we tolerate three-digit temperatures and monsoon humidity it is difficult to envision participating in a walkathon. But on October 29, 2016 you are invited to join the annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Walkathon, marking the beginning of our 20th year of service to kids in nearby towns.

The walk will begin in the HOA One parking lot. Warm-ups will start at 7:40; the walkers will leave at 8:00 a.m. There is a 5K walk around Ridgeview, or a shorter jaunt up towards the fire house. Both will end at the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse where you can enjoy a hot breakfast and raffle prize winnings. Is walking not for you? Then register, get your T-shirt and join us at 9:00 a.m. for the breakfast.

As we plan for the event a T-shirt marking 20 years of service is being designed. When you register beginning in the fall, your fee of $30 will provide you with the shirt, and that is your “ticket” to enjoy breakfast. Pets may join the walk but are not allowed in the dining area.

Water stations and golf cart transportation are available along the routes.

The first walkathon in 1997 was intended to help offset the cost of clothing for Kids’ Closet. During these past years SBCO has expanded its programs to include educational assistance and support nutrition by including donations to the Tri-Community Food Bank. Your participation in the walkathon will help us continue to offer college scholarships, underwrite enrichment programs, provide Thanksgiving food baskets and even host the annual food drive for TCFB in the spring.

You can also support this fundraiser by having your name printed on the back of the T-shirt. A brief line with your name/s has a cost of $75, a line with much bolder print costs $150. The deadline for this contribution is August 1, 2016 giving the T-shirt manufacturer time to set the type.

Join the fun; support the kids. For SBCO “It’s All About the Kids.”