Run For Kids Who Can’t: Zach

#RunRoyal

Variety Children’s Charity is this year’s benefactor for the Royals Charities’ 5k, and we’re ecstatic about it. The annual 5k takes place at Kauffman Stadium, going around The K and Arrowhead complexes, and ending around the track down on the baseball field. This year our focus is teamwork, and the fact that success is so much sweeter when you have a group to share it with.

About Variety

As you know, Variety is a volunteer-driven organization committed to improving the lives of children with special needs. Variety provides these children with developmental disabilities the adaptive equipment and opportunities needed for activity and inclusion within our community. If you are passionate about helping children with special needs and bettering their lives, this is the race for you. So round up a team and head out to Kauffman Stadium on August 2nd to run in the Royals Charities 5k. We’re excited about the opportunity to #RunRoyal, for kids who can’t.

Join a Team

Whether you have your own team or just want to run solo, we want you to come walk or run for kids who can’t. We’re encouraging everyone to form teams of 10 and come out and run in support of this great cause. Don’t have a team, but still want to share your successes? You can also join Team Variety, who are running for “Spotlight Kids.”

Meet Zach

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Zach is 9 years old and has Spina Bifida and Cystic Fibrosis, which means that there is incomplete development of his brain and spinal cord. Zach has paralysis of his lower extremities and decreased lung function. This strong boy focuses each and every day on what makes him happy: being part of a team! Zach is kind and compassionate and loves all of his Variety Friends. Through the Royals Charities 5k race, you can run or walk for Zach. Help make this amazing boy feel the love and support!

Interested in running in Zach’s honor?

Sign up here and join Team Variety! Be an inspiration, just like these kids are each and every day! #RunRoyal for Kids who can’t, and help us make a difference for them.

Run For Kids Who Can’t: Daniel

#RunRoyal

Variety Children’s Charity is this year’s benefactor for the Royals Charities’ 5k, and we’re ecstatic about it. The annual 5k takes place at Kauffman Stadium, going around The K and Arrowhead complexes, and ending around the track down on the baseball field. This year our focus is teamwork, and the fact that success is so much sweeter when you have a group to share it with.

About Variety

As you know, Variety is a volunteer-driven organization committed to improving the lives of children with special needs. Variety provides these children with developmental disabilities the adaptive equipment and opportunities needed for activity and inclusion within our community. If you are passionate about helping children with special needs and bettering their lives, this is the race for you. So round up a team and head out to Kauffman Stadium on August 2nd to run in the Royals Charities 5k. We’re excited about the opportunity to #RunRoyal, for kids who can’t.

Join a Team

Whether you have your own team or just want to run solo, we want you to come walk or run for kids who can’t. We’re encouraging everyone to form teams of 10 and come out and run in support of this great cause. Don’t have a team, but still want to share your successes? You can also join Team Variety, who are running for “Spotlight Kids.”

Meet Daniel

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Daniel is 13 years old and has Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy, which affects all four of his limbs. Daniel’s diagnoses affect his mobility, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, self-care skills and communication skills. Daniel is wheelchair bound, but none of this gets in the way of him being a loving, grateful and all-around awesome kid! Variety strives in helping kids like Daniel and supporting the families such as Daniel’s. Through participating in the Royals Charities 5k, you can help Daniel and other kids just like him!

Interested in running in Daniel’s Honor?

Sign up here and join Team Variety! Be an inspiration, just like these kids are each and every day! #RunRoyal for Kids who can’t, and help us make a difference for them.

Run For Kids Who Can’t: Sam

#RunRoyal

Variety Children’s Charity is this year’s benefactor for the Royals Charities’ 5k, and we’re ecstatic about it. The annual 5k takes place at Kauffman Stadium, going around The K and Arrowhead complexes, and ending around the track down on the baseball field. This year our focus is teamwork, and the fact that success is so much sweeter when you have a group to share it with.

About Variety

As you know, Variety is a volunteer-driven organization committed to improving the lives of children with special needs. Variety provides these children with developmental disabilities the adaptive equipment and opportunities needed for activity and inclusion within our community. If you are passionate about helping children with special needs and bettering their lives, this is the race for you. So round up a team and head out to Kauffman Stadium on August 2nd to run in the Royals Charities 5k. We’re excited about the opportunity to #RunRoyal, for kids who can’t.

Join a Team

Whether you have your own team or just want to run solo, we want you to come walk or run for kids who can’t. We’re encouraging everyone to form teams of 10 and come out and run in support of this great cause. Don’t have a team, but still want to share your successes? You can also join Team Variety, who are running for “Spotlight Kids.”

Meet Sam

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Sam is 14 years old and has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which causes weakness and wasting of the voluntary muscles in one’s arms and legs. He stays mobile with his power wheelchair. Variety helped fund his new wheelchair so he can continue enjoying playing with his brothers and friends. He is a sports fanatic but baseball is his passion, and even though he may be  a little bit shy he’s a total sweet heart. He is simply just the coolest kid around.Through the Royals Charities 5k race, you can run or walk for one of our inspiring kids like Sam. Help sam and others like him continue to get the equipment that they need in order play with family and friends.

Interested in running in Sam’s honor?

Sign up here and join Team Variety! Be an inspiration, just like these kids are each and every day! #RunRoyal for Kids who can’t, and help us make a difference for them.

Run For Kids Who Can’t: Ricky

#RunRoyal

Variety Children’s Charity is this year’s benefactor for the Royals Charities’ 5k, and we’re ecstatic about it. The annual 5k takes place at Kauffman Stadium, going around The K and Arrowhead complexes, and ending around the track down on the baseball field. This year our focus is teamwork, and the fact that success is so much sweeter when you have a group to share it with.

About Variety

As you know, Variety is a volunteer-driven organization committed to improving the lives of children with special needs. Variety provides these children with developmental disabilities the adaptive equipment and opportunities needed for activity and inclusion within our community. If you are passionate about helping children with special needs and bettering their lives, this is the race for you. So round up a team and head out to Kauffman Stadium on August 2nd to run in the Royals Charities 5k. We’re excited about the opportunity to #RunRoyal, for kids who can’t.

Join a Team

Whether you have your own team or just want to run solo, we want you to come walk or run for kids who can’t. We’re encouraging everyone to form teams of 10 and come out and run in support of this great cause. Don’t have a team, but still want to share your successes? You can also join Team Variety, who are running for “Spotlight Kids.”

Meet Ricky

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Today’s spotlight kid is Ricky. He is 18 years old and has Cerebral Palsy and Scoliosis, which affects Ricky’s muscle tone, movement, and posture, and Scoliosis is common in those who have Cerebal Palsy. Ricky has been a Variety child since he was just two years old.  Variety has helped his family purchase every wheelchair he has owned, which would not have been possible with out fundraising and our amazing volunteers. Through the Royals Charities 5k, you can help Ricky and other kids get the equipment they need for their specific conditions. Ricky was the inspiration for the Adaptive Baseball Fields so that kids of all shapes and sizes can participate in “America’s Favorite Pastime.” Ricky is headed off to The University of Kansas this fall. We know he will do great things and inspire all those around him.

Interested in running in Ricky’s honor?

Sign up here and join Team Variety! Be an inspiration, just like these kids are each and every day! #RunRoyal for Kids who can’t, and help us make a difference for them.

Run For Kids Who Can’t: Elijah

#RunRoyal

Variety Children’s Charity is this year’s benefactor for the Royals Charities’ 5k, and we’re ecstatic about it. The annual 5k takes place at Kauffman Stadium, going around The K and Arrowhead complexes, and ending around the track down on the baseball field. This year our focus is teamwork, and the fact that success is so much sweeter when you have a group to share it with.

About Variety

As you know, Variety is a volunteer-driven organization committed to improving the lives of children with special needs. Variety provides these children with developmental disabilities the adaptive equipment and opportunities needed for activity and inclusion within our community. If you are passionate about helping children with special needs and bettering their lives, this is the race for you. So round up a team and head out to Kauffman Stadium on August 2nd to run in the Royals Charities 5k. We’re excited about the opportunity to #RunRoyal, for kids who can’t.

Join a Team

Whether you have your own team or just want to run solo, we want you to come walk or run for kids who can’t. We’re encouraging everyone to form teams of 10 and come out and run in support of this great cause. Don’t have a team, but still want to share your successes? You can also join Team Variety, who are running for “Spotlight Kids.”

Meet Elijah

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Today’s spotlight kid is Elijah.  Elijah has become an irreplaceable part of our community as a volunteer for Variety for the last four years.  Despite being diagnosed with Caudal Regression Syndrome, which causes a deformation of the sacrum, he is the life of the party at all of our events.  Now 14 years old, one of Elijah’s favorite pastimes is racing his adaptive bike (which was purchased by Variety!) wherever he goes.  By signing up for the Royals Charities 5K race you can run or walk and help another kid enjoy the pleasures of biking just like Elijah!

Interested in running in Elijah’s honor?

Sign up here and join Team Variety! Be an inspiration, just like these kids are each and every day! #RunRoyal for Kids who can’t, and help us make a difference for them.

 

Run For Kids Who Can’t: Bryce

#RunRoyal

Variety Children’s Charity is this year’s benefactor for the Royals Charities’ 5k, and we’re ecstatic about it. The annual 5k takes place at Kauffman Stadium, going around The K and Arrowhead complexes, and ending around the track down on the baseball field. This year our focus is teamwork, and the fact that success is so much sweeter when you have a group to share it with.

About Variety

As you know, Variety is a volunteer-driven organization committed to improving the lives of children with special needs. Variety provides these children with developmental disabilities the adaptive equipment and opportunities needed for activity and inclusion within our community. If you are passionate about helping children with special needs and bettering their lives, this is the race for you. So round up a team and head out to Kauffman Stadium on August 2nd to run in the Royals Charities 5k. We’re excited about the opportunity to #RunRoyal, for kids who can’t.

Join a Team

Whether you have your own team or just want to run solo, we want you to come walk or run for kids who can’t. We’re encouraging everyone to form teams of 10 and come out and run in support of this great cause. Don’t have a team, but still want to share your successes? You can also join Team Variety, who are running for “Spotlight Kids.”

Meet Bryce

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One of our Spotlight Kids is Bryce. He is 7 years old and has Achondroplasia (also known as Dwarfism). The long bones in Bryce’s body are very short, and this causes him not to grow to average height. He may not be tall, but you better believe that he doesn’t let that stop him! Bryce is a strong, caring and passionate sports fan. He loves to support his Variety Buddies and loves being included. As you can tell, he loves the Royals and just being outside and active. Through the Royals Charities 5k race, you can run or walk for one of our inspiring kids like Bryce. Help him feel included and give him a chance to play just like all of the other kids by helping us raise money in the Royals Charities 5k.

Interested in running in Bryce’s honor?

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Sign up here and join Team Variety! Be an inspiration, just like these kids are each and every day! #RunRoyal for Kids who can’t, and help us make a difference for them.