Health—General & Rehabilitative

Kevin Armstrong MD Memorial Sports Foundation

  • Santa Ana, CA
  • http://armstrongmdfoundation.org/

Mission Statement

Our mission at the The Kevin Armstrong, M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation (KAMSF) is to encourage and enable low income students in the Santa Ana Unified School District to participate in sports by improving the quality of their medical care, facilities and equipment in addition to providing access to athletic activities. We focus on the health and wellness of our students and their families. Our goal is to make nutrition and fitness goals ingrained in the daily lives of our families. Studies indicate there is a positive relationship between physical activity and academic related outcomes. KAMSF's programs make the connection between healthy bodies and healthy minds. With the help of volunteers, friends and sponsors we have helped over 8000 students since our inception in 2005. Through your donation you can touch the life of a student and inspire them to achieve excellence on the field and by extension, in the classroom.

Main Programs

  1. RunStrong Program
  2. Intermediate School Program

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Service Areas

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California

We serve the middle-school students of Santa Ana Unified School District within the zip codes: 92701-92708, 92711, 92712, 92728, 92735, and 92799.

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer since 2005

Self-reported

Ms. Karen Armstrong

Keywords

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Fitness, Health, Wellness, Extracurricular, adolescent

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EIN

20-4205474

 Number

2742751934

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Health Support Services (E60)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club (N50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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KAMSF top five accomplishments: 1. We supported three recent college graduates, calling themselves Healthnuts & Handlebars, who biked over 4,300 miles across America; their cross-country cycling trip became a major fundraiser for us, with over $15,000 raised. 2. We provided good quality running shoes and t-shirts to our kids that quickly became prized possessions. Runners everywhere know the importance of proper footwear and, not surprisingly, our students tell us that their new ASICS have made them run faster! 3. Last year we expanded into the Mt. Sac Youth Day, one of the region's most prestigious track events, and our kids were thrilled. We expect to participate annually. 4. We achieved a stronger social media presence on Facebook and by email campaigns. Our efforts have increased our visibility in the community and have increased donations. 5. We have diversified our fundraising beyond our successful annual golf tournaments into the areas of grant writing, crowd-funding campaigns and new corporate sponsors. Top Five Goals: 1. Expand fitness and nutrition information provided by coaches during training by hosting a Health and Wellness event for our students and their families. 2. The RunStrong program is currently in three out of the nine middle schools, and we intend to steadily increase that number. 3. Although continued exposure to other communities is an enriching experience for our students, we want to establish a Santa Ana-based 5k so the kids could run in their own community where more family and friends could attend. 4. Increase our visibility via social media. 5. Expand the current fund development activities so they result in more sustainable and predictable funding.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

RunStrong Program

RunStrong sponsors and prepares students to compete in southern California 5k and10k races. The schedule includes, but is not limited to: * The Dino Dash held in Tustin * The Troutman Sanders Renegade Santa Run held in Irvine * The Southern California Half Marathon 5K held in Irvine * Reaching for the Cure Race held in Irvine Staff and volunteers give students the tools to participate by offering coaching, transportation, running shoes, and t-shirts. Most importantly, RunStrong offers these students an opportunity to strengthen their bodies and their brains while having fun in a safe, structured environment.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Other Named Groups

Budget

$19,050.00

Program 2

Intermediate School Program

The Intermediate School Program includes a district-wide track meet for middle-school students. This year approximately 500 students participated. Each participant receives a t-shirt and snacks and lunch is provided for the volunteers. KAMSF also provides t-shirts for all intermediate school tournaments, including volleyball, soccer, basketball and cross country.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Hispanics

Budget

$12,962.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

We serve the middle-school students of Santa Ana Unified School District within the zip codes: 92701-92708, 92711, 92712, 92728, 92735, and 92799.

Funding Needs

KAMSF's most pressing needs: Provide stipends for our volunteer coaches at $950 per coach at each of the nine district middle-schools for a total of $8,550 to encourage expansion and participation.Streamline program coordination by hiring a part-time Program Coordinator position at $25,000.Build upon the social media success by hiring a part-time social media coordinator at $20,000.Attract more corporate sponsors for our annual golf tournament.Underwrite the cost of RunStrong's transportation which is budgeted at $4,700 per year.

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Kevin Armstrong MD Memorial Sports Foundation

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Principal Officer

Ms. Karen Armstrong

BIO

Karen currently serves as Vice President of KAMSF. She has worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years. She's currently Assistant Vice President, Wealth Management at Jefferies LLC, a global investment bank.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Kevin Armstrong, M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation (KAMSF) is run by a group of dedicated Board Members, along with volunteers from the Santa Ana Unified School District's (SAUSD) administration including teachers and coaches. KAMSF provides low-income students in the SAUSD with opportunities to participate in sporting events that they would not normally have as well as the training and resources to successfully compete. Since its inception in 2005, the Foundation has hosted training workshops for coaches and athletic directors, purchased of defibrillators (AEDs), provided funding for sports equipment, sponsored intermediate sports tournaments and created extracurricular athletic programs. In 2010, we launched the RunStrong program, running clubs in SAUSD intermediate schools. The program, staffed by volunteer coaches, consists of training sessions during the week and some Saturday practice sessions. Students participate in four 5k/10k events per school year. All of our coaches are avid runners and not only share their knowledge of running with the students in the program, but their passion for running as well. The Foundation pays for all transportation to and from races, registration fees, club t-shirts and each student receives a new pair of running shoes. Over a four-year period, participation rates in the RunStrong program have increased by 200%. Annually, we also sponsor the district-wide track & field event for all 9 intermediate schools. Last year, over 500 students participated in this day-long event. The Foundation purchases, preps and distributes healthy snack bags to all participants and provides lunch for event volunteers. KAMSF also provides t-shirts to participants in all Intermediate School Tournaments including: volleyball, soccer, basketball and cross country."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Kevin Yen

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