“Students Run The Streets”, Spotlight for November

The Holidays are upon us. The time for family, friends, food and comfort. This time of year is also an excellent opportunity to give back to your community.

Each month, we will be spotlighting a local nonprofit organization. For November, we are excited to talk about ‘Students Run The Streets’. This program is a free after-school running club that works with middle and high school students in Hampton Roads. By using running, the students work with volunteer coaches and mentors, receive supplemental education and participate in 5 local running events throughout the school year.

Students Run the Streets was founded in 2016 and currently has teams at Huntington Middle School and Heritage High School. The program is 100% free for all students, relying solely on donor support. Students receive 2 pairs of running shoes, head-to-toe running outfit, 5 race entries, and more. The program currently has 30 students and they just completed their first race of the new school year.

The positive impact that is given to these children is remarkable. Not only do they excel in running, but their grades improve along with their self-confidence. This month, we are excited to help you learn more about Students Run The Streets. To read more about the program and donate directly, please visit their website by clicking here.

“Ladies Night Out by the Water” at Bull Island

Here is a Monday you can look forward to! The evening of August 28th, grab your girlfriends and head out to Bull Island Brewery for their ‘Ladies Night Out By The Water’. Hampton Roads Housewives’ is excited to present this ever-popular event.

It will be a great night for networking, shopping local vendors and learning about their featured non-profit organization, Students Run The Streets. Bull Island Brewery has a large selection of beers on tap as well as a full service kitchen. Vendors will be conducting raffles and giveaways all evening. This event is from 5.30-8.30pm.

Admission is free, but you are asked to RSVP at eventbrite.com/bull-island

“Tiki Time Luau” at Paradise Ocean Club

This event has been cancelled.

Friday, June 23rd, mark your calendar for the best Luau Hampton has ever seen! Grab the flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts to party on the beach for a great cause. Students Run The Streets is a free, after-school running club that works with middle and high school students from Heritage and Huntington. Through exercise, mentorship, and supplemental education, they work to help every student achieve their personal best in all aspects of life.

This is the first year for the program, and the students absolutely love it. They were able to participate in the Christmas Town Dash, One-City Marathon, Chick-fil-A 5K, and Pirate Run 5K. This program provides the students with anything they need to run from shoes to clothes and water bottles.

The Luau themed event will take place at Paradise Ocean Club and feature live music, pool and beach access, and dinner. Enjoy all-you-can-eat hot dogs and hamburgers, sides, and one (nonalcoholic) drink. All proceeds made from this event will go to the organization.

Tidewater Drive band will begin performing at 6:30pm. Tickets are only $15. The event will be from 5-9pm, but you can print your ticket and come early if you want to enjoy the beach/pool all day.

You must purchase tickets online in advance at eventbrite.com/tiki-time. Aloha!

“Students Run The Street Bake Sale” Newport News

Friday, April 7th, clear your afternoon and come get some amazing home-baked goodies to support a great cause! The ‘Students Run The Streets Bake Sale’ will take place at Bayport Credit Union at 3711 Huntington Avenue from 2-5pm.

Students Run the Streets is a free, after school running club that works with middle and high school students in Hampton Roads. By using running, the students work with volunteer coaches and mentors, receive supplemental education and participate in 5 local running events throughout the school year.

The program is 100% free for all students, relying solely on donor support. Students receive 2 pairs of running shoes, head-to-toe running outfit, 5 race entries, and more! 100% of all proceeds support our students to ensure they have the proper equipment, race entries and more to achieve success in and out of the classroom!

Learn more about this amazing organization by visiting studentsrunthestreets.org.

For more info on this event and to purchase tickets or donate directly, visit crowdrise.com.