You'll Get a "Kick" Out of This

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Houston-based Mixed Martial Arts School, Elite MMA, is kicking off summer on the right foot with a “Kick-A-Thon” event benefiting the Foundation on Saturday, July 21 at Elite MMA’s main Houston location. All funds raised through pledges will fund the Foundation’s My Home Library program for under-served students in the surrounding area, providing six books each to children in need. Through this event, they hope to serve more than 800 children within the community.

Community members of all ages are invited to kick it up a notch with a workout that gives back. During the Kick-A-Thon, participants will have 15 minutes to earn their pledges by kicking bags as many times as they can to meet their goals. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a martial arts fight-a-thon and roll-a-thon. In addition, the event will feature a dunk tank, food trucks, face painting, bounce house, as well as fun reading activities led by members of the Foundations’ Young Professionals Group.

“We were inspired to partner with the Foundation after learning of the literacy crisis in Houston and the impact it is having in our area,” said Frost Murphy, instructor at Elite MMA. “We thought this would be a perfect fit and a great way to give back to the Houston community.”