MENLO PARK, Calif., May 16, 2014 – On Saturday, May 10, Kuk Sool Won™ of Menlo Park hosted their annual “Kick-a-Thon” and mini-Carnival at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, located at 700 Alma Street, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and the Menlo Park Martial Arts Scholarship Fund.
The Kick-a-Thon took place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., during which students ranging in age from 4 to 40+ kicked continuously for a combined total of 118,484 kicks! Following the kick-a-thon, students and their families enjoyed delicious food, carnival games, and a great afternoon strengthening their community together. The event raised a net of over $14,500 to share between the two charities.
About Kuk Sool Won™ of Menlo Park
Kuk Sool Won of Menlo Park is a family-oriented martial arts and character development academy dedicated to serving children, young adults, and families. Specialized programs support character development for children ages 4 years and up. The school offers a curriculum that is deeply rooted in tradition, balanced with progressive and innovative teaching methods and philosophies. Through positive reinforcement and validation we create a nurturing environment that helps children be their best. For more information, visit menloparkmartialarts.com.
About The Menlo Park Martial Arts (MPMA) Scholarship Program
Kuk Sool Won™ of Menlo Park has offered a sliding fee program since 2004 to make sure that everyone who wanted to join our program could benefit from martial arts training, regardless of their income level. The MPMA Scholarship Program was formed in September of 2012 so our community could work together and continue helping more families benefit from martial arts training.
About Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is an internationally recognized 311-bed hospital, research center and leading regional medical network providing the full complement of services for the health of children and expectant mothers. In partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine, their world-class doctors and nurses deliver innovative, family-centered care in every pediatric and obstetric specialty, tailored to every patient. Packard Children's is annually ranked as one of the nation's best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and is the only Northern California children's hospital with specialty programs ranked in the U.S. News Top 10. Learn more at www.stanfordchildrens.org.
About the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s HealthThe Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health is a public charity whose mission is to elevate the priority of children’s health and increase the quality and accessibility of children’s health care, through leadership and direct investment. We work in alignment with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the child health programs of Stanford University. Our vision is that all children in the communities we serve are able to reach their maximum health potential. For more information, visit www.lpfch.org.