The Salvation Army Kroc Center in San Diego is in the middle of its very special annual fundraising campaign called “Heroes with a Heart.” We’re hoping to raise $75,000 to provide financial assistance to children, families, and seniors so they can participate in Kroc Center programs and services they could not otherwise afford.
I’m an ice-skating coach at the Kroc Center Ice Arena, and I love to see the benefits to children and adults using the scholarship program. I truly believe the scholarship program changes lives.
Here’s a list of Heroes with a Heart Events
100% of the money donated is used to help underprivileged individuals of all ages participate in Kroc Center events and classes. For more information about donations, please contact the Kroc Center Community Development Director at 619.269.1408
Heroes with a Heart Skate-A-Thon
It’s the second year for the Kroc Center Skate-A-Thon. This year, the Skate-A-Thon is Friday, May 18, from 9:00-10:30pm. The Skate-A-Thon will support the Heroes with a Heart campaign.
If you’re a skater who’d like to participate in the Skate-A-Thon, you must raise a minimum of $100 to be entered into a drawing for prizes. Skaters must be present at the drawing to win. Bring as many friends as you can on the 18th. They just have to pay $5 to skate in the Skate-A-Thon session, although they won’t be eligible for the drawing.
Here’s a reminder of the Skate-A-Thon rules:
- Skaters set their own personal goal and receive pledge envelopes from the Kroc Center Ice.
- All registered skaters will have the opportunity to skate and earn tickets for prizes while trying to reach their goal.
- Please be on time. Skate-A-Thon skaters need to be ready to skate at 9pm on the 18th. Drawing will take place 10:15-10:30pm.
- Skaters must register for the Skate-A-Thon and turn in all pledges at either of the drop-off times: Friday, May 11, 4:30-5:30pm or Saturday, May 12, 12:00-1:30pm. Look for the table in the Kroc Center Ice lobby to drop off pledges and register to receive a wristband for the session. (Note: If you haven’t already received an envelope, ask at the front desk at Kroc Center Ice for one.)
If you have a wristband, you don’t have to pay to get in to the Skate-A-Thon session. Again, bring as many friends as you can. They just have to pay $5 to skate on the Skate-A-Thon session. (There’s a Friday Night Heroes public-skating session tomorrow, too! :))
Here’s my post from last year with more information about Making a Difference – Heroes with a Heart.