This past week, Republic FC honored nine local students at the club’s matches on April 30 and May 4 for their efforts raising awareness and funding through the Kids’ Heart Challenge, a program that encourages elementary school students and their families to donate to extraordinary causes. The group of “cardiac kids” raised over $10,000 through Kids Heart Challenge fundraisers at their respective elementary schools; monetary aid that will go directly to the American Heart Association’s cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease research efforts for kids facing heart health issues.
“It’s encouraging to see young people from all reaches of our community learning about and contributing to causes near to our hearts,” said Republic FC Director of Community Investment Kevin Burdick. “It’s genuinely inspiring, and reminds all of us that no matter how old you are or where you come from you can make an impact on someone’s life.”
At select home matches, Republic FC honors a different individual at halftime for their efforts raising funds and awareness for Heart Health – a big part of the club’s commitment and encouragement to the community to maintain heart healthy lifestyles and give to organizations and individuals that represent the club’s core values.