June 20, 2011
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www.kevingcookspiritrun.orgRoad Runner Sports Named as a Sponsor of 6th Annual Kevin Cook 5k Spirit Run
Garden Grove, CA (June 20, 2011)— Road Runner Sports
, one of the nation’s largest retailers of men’s and women’s running shoes and apparel has now been named as a sponsor for the 6th annual Kevin Cook 5K Spirit Run to be held Saturday, September 3rd at the Great Park in Irvine, CA.
“We are very pleased to now be associated with the Kevin Cook Spirit Run and the Memorial Foundation,”
said Garrett Sheehan, Grassroots Marketing Representative for Road Runner Sports. “We strongly support programs that in turn support student athletes like the Kevin Cook Memorial Foundation does, “said Sheehan.
Road Runner Sports will be the designated pick up locations for the participating athletes to pick up their registration packets, bibs and other materials prior to the race. The store has two locations near the race site, including Costa Mesa and Laguna Hills. 5K participants will be instructed where to pick up their packets as the event day approaches.
“We are excited to have Road Runner Sports as part of the family of sponsors for our 6th annual Kevin Cook 5K Spirit Run/Walk. Their commitment to student athletes and the teams they represent is a great complement to the goal and commitments of the Kevin Cook memorial Foundation,”
said Luke Farnell, President of the foundation.
Road Runner Sports hosts high school teams for Team Nights during the track and cross country seasons.. The teams raise money based on the number of athletes and parents that attend the Team Night. Teams can earn up to $500 per Team Night to be used for their team’s needs.
The Kevin Cook Spirit Run was started in memory of Kevin Cook, an Orange County student-athlete with a real love for running. After his tragic death in a motorcycle accident at the age of 24, friends and family started the 5K in his memory. The event, now produced each year by the Kevin Cook Memorial Foundation, has become a popular 5K run/walk in Orange County. Proceeds from the event fund student-athlete scholarships awarded by the foundation, as well as grants given to local high school sports teams.
The 6th Annual Kevin Cook Spirit Run will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2011. For more information on the event, to register or to learn more about Kevin Cook, please visit www.kevincookspiritrun.org.
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