Thank you iHeart Media, Champions For Kids and the entire Northwest Arkansas community for all of the support you continue to give to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.
Fayetteville, AR (PRWEB) May 06, 2015
On Saturday, April 25, Champions for Kids welcomed more than 41,000 attendees to its 11th annual RazorFest event, presented by CAPRI SUN. This free, family-friendly event was held prior to the annual Red-White game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and included games, inflatables, concerts, performances, autographs, mascots, healthy tips, giveaways and more.
In addition to the free family activities, RazorFest also featured a food drive sponsored by iHeart Media. Attendees were encouraged to bring canned or non-perishable food items to donate to a drive benefiting the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank and the University of Arkansas Full Circle Campus Food Pantry. Surpassing the initial goal of collecting 5,000 pounds of food, the food drive collected more than 9,000 pounds of donated items, making this one of the largest single-day food drives in Northwest Arkansas. The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank estimates that items collected at this year’s RazorFest drive will help more than 17,000 people in need across Northwest Arkansas.
“It is amazing the support the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank continues to receive from partners like iHeart Media and Champions For Kids during events like this,” said Robert Gearhart, Special Events Coordinator with the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. “It is with community support that the hungry of Northwest Arkansas are having one less decision to make; they are able to eat and pay bills. Thank you iHeart Media, Champions For Kids and the entire Northwest Arkansas community for all of the support you continue to give to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.”
Several local nonprofits hosted booths at RazorFest, providing the community with the opportunity to connect with organizations that help provide for kids in need. In addition, Champions for Kids provided eight financial awards totaling $50,000 to participating nonprofit organizations, to support their work to provide for local children and families. The winning organizations include: Prism Education Center, Ozark Football Association, The Call in Arkansas, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Northwest Arkansas Chapter), Northwest Arkansas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter, United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas, and Teen Action Support Center. Winners were announced on Saturday, after having been selected via a voting contest on Champions for Kids’ Facebook page.
About Champions for Kids
Champions for Kids makes it simple to give kids in your community the resources they need to thrive. Since 2004, Champions for Kids has served more than 5.6 million children across all 50 states through in-store donation campaigns, service projects and community events. For more information, please visit http://www.championsforkids.org.