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SXSW Kick & Roll Open Gym

March 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The first location of our Kick & Roll Open Gym with George Kiel 2017 tour will take place in Austin, Texas on March 18th at the University of Texas during SXSW!

This event’s specific cause: One of the biggest behavioral risk factors of colon cancer is physical inactivity. A recent review of the scientific literature by the American Cancer Society found that the most physically active people have a 25% lower risk of colon cancer than less active people. Our focus will be to provide a select group of young people – for a local organization here in Austin, Texas called Summer Youth Sports program – with an essential for most sports: shoes. Our ask of the 150 Kick & Roll Open Gym participants for March will be to donate at least one brand new or lightly-worn pair of sneakers in which we will donate to the Austin organization. All sizes are welcomed, as the foundation services a large population of kids between 8-18. A custom prize package will be presented to the participant who brings the most pairs of shoes.

Last year, we gathered just under 100 pairs of sneakers in which we donated to the aforementioned organization.

Prizes will also be handed to the participant who wears the best shoe on court, the overall Shoe MVP (player who brings the best lineup of sneakers to sport on court) and the MVP of the day. We will also have games, activities and prizes for kids and adult spectators, so bring the entire family!

Registration is now open below!

Bring your best out, and most importantly DO NOT forget to wear your blue shoelaces in support of our “Blue Knots” initiative.


March 18, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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