Champions for Kids Hosts Tenth Annual RazorFest April 26

4/24/2014

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Champions for Kids will host its tenth annual RazorFest celebration Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the annual Red-White game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The free, family-friendly event includes games, inflatables, concerts, autographs, mascots, healthy tips, giveaways and more! Attendees will also have the opportunity to donate to a food drive benefiting the NWA Food Bank and UA Full Circle Pantry.

“RazorFest has been a signature event for Champions for Kids for the past decade,” said Adelaide Schaeffer, executive director of Champions for Kids. “We’re proud to bring this event to the community each year to drive awareness of our mission to help children have access to the resources they need to thrive.”

Attendees are asked to bring a canned good or other non-perishable food item (such as peanut butter) to donate to the 40/29- Arkansas CW Food Drive. Champions for Kids hopes to collect enough food to help 3,000 children in Northwest Arkansas.

“The NWA Food Bank is committed to ‘Nourish NWA Communities by Feeding Hungry People.’ We are able to do this through strong partnerships with companies, organizations and events like Champions for Kids’ RazorFest,” said Robert Gearhart, Special Events and Marketing Coordinator for the NWA Food Bank. “Fifty-one percent of children in the area are on the free or reduced lunch program in their schools. It is with food drives and events like this that the NWA Food Bank is able to raise food and awareness to meet the needs of our most valued community members: children.”

When RazorFest first began in 2005, it began with an idea and a few inflatables. The idea is that people not only love football—people who love football love kids. People care about the needs of children, and if they learn more about the needs, they will help. What better way to bring people together than to unite these two passions: football and kids. The fit was natural.

Since the first RazorFest, this event has grown from engaging 22,000 people to now, on a good weather day, drawing over 70,000 people from across the state. 

This year’s free event will feature attractions for the whole family including: Kellogg’s Autograph Zone, Tyson Fun Farm, PURELL® Health & Fitness Zone, Emerald Family Fun Zone, Walmart Tastes, Tips & Trends Zone hosted by: DOLE, Kellogg’s, Colgate, Coty, Unilever, Shearer’s, PURELL®, Energizer, Celebrate, Emerald, Schrieber Foods and 8Ball Entertainment Stage presented by New Creature...Tropical Combo Bounce House by Thrive Autism Solutions, Kids Directory Fun Spot,

Fast Lane Spider Mountain, iNFiNiTi Cheer*Dance*Tumble,40/29 & The Arkansas CW Food Drive with NWA Food Bank, Stage One Entertainment with School of Rock on the Red Feather Stage, SuperFit Obstacle Course, First Tee Golf Zone, Clear Channel Radio Zone, Arkansas Blue & You Obstacle Course, Lindsey Giant Slide, LaZeta with Papa Rap, NWA Media Deal Piggy, Houndstooth Hut,

Road King Games and Bedford Photo Fun. The event will also include theTyson VIP Hospitality Suite hosted by Jennie-O Turkey, Pepsi-Co, CitiScapes Magazine, Bimbo, Mitchell Communications Group, Outdoor Cap, Aurora Technologies, 3W, Ashby St. Outdoor, Everett Chevrolet and Lindt.

Several local nonprofits will be present at the event, providing the community with the opportunity to connect with many organizations that help kids in NWA. Participating organizations include Children's Safety Center, Lifesource, One Community, Teen Action Support, Yvonne Richardson Center, Children's Safety Center, First Tee NWA, Friendship Pediatric Services, Juvenile Diabetes Research, Foundation NWA, Lifestyles, National Federation of the Blind, New Beginning Children's Homes, NWA Fitness & Health Foundation, Ozark Guidance Therapeutic Foster Care, Seeds That Feed, SportPrep, Teen Challenge Ranch, United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas and Washington County 4-H.

About Champions for Kids

Champions for Kids has served over 1,050,000 children in 50 states since 2004. Through programs like SIMPLE Service and SIMPLE Giving, as well as events like RazorFest and the organization’s Annual Conference, Champions for Kids makes it simple to give kids in local communities the resources they need to thrive. Champions for Kids has donated to 1,812 community organizations to support children’s’ needs and has leveraged 69,000 people for their cause. Additional information about Champions for Kids can be found by visiting www.championsforkids.org.