|Photos courtesy of Emily Wakeman|
Two Southlake Christian Academy students, Emily Wakeman and Ansley Rikard, have started Kicks for Kids in Charlotte, a non-profit that raises money to give children from low-income families athletic shoes.
To raise money, the two are holding a 5K run April 20 at Jetton Park in Cornelius.
Emily and Ansley want to promote health and fitness for children. Both have been active in soccer, cheerleading, running and swimming.
The shoes will go to students at Brookstone School, a non-profit K-6 school in west Charlotte that serves low-income families.
Race participants can expect to enjoy music, food, awards and door-prizes, according to a release from Emily.
"Ansley and I created this charity and event because we are both young athletes and know how valuable health and fitness is for the youth and the community," Emily said.