@UHCougars
Houston Student-Athletes Volunteer At Marathon Kids Saturday

Houston student-athletes volunteered at the Marathon Kids event at Tom Tellez.

Oct. 15, 2011

Photo Gallery

HOUSTON - University of Houston student-athletes from multiple sports volunteered Saturday morning at the Marathon Kids event that was held at the Tom Tellez Track.

At 10 a.m., thousands of Houston area kids, kindergarten through fifth grade, along with their parents and teachers, gathered to kick off the 2011-12 school year. Participants ran or walked a ceremonial first lap at the track. When they crossed the finish line, participants were awarded their Houston Marathon Kids water bottle and bicycle/bumper sticker.

"It's important for us to be out in the community, help others and be a role model for these kids," senior baseball pitcher Mo Wiley said. "We want to show these kids that getting out and being active every day, if even just for a little bit, makes a difference. Staying active is important for a healthy lifestyle."

"I had a lot of fun today. Being able to see the smiles on the kid's faces and to see them run hard and get after it was awesome."

This is the third year that the University of Houston Athletics Department has been involved with this project.

As part of Marathon Kids, participants will run or walk 26.2 miles in 1/4- or 1/2-mile increments over six months and families are challenged to eat five fruits and veggies a day. A final celebration will be held in the spring.

The free evidence-based program is presented in top-level collaboration with area elementary school districts, private schools and home schools. Physical educators, teachers and principals integrate the program as a key element in their ongoing goal setting, activity and nutrition work.

In its 16th year, Marathon Kids has grown into a nationally acclaimed program in eight US cities including, Austin, Dallas, Houston, El Paso, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles and the Rio Grande Valley. There are 250,000 children registered nationwide this year and 35,000 are from the Houston area.

The six-month program is free thanks to sponsorship from H-E-B.

01/20/17
at Arkansas / Vanderbilt / Clemson diving Day 1
Clemson, SC
TBA
01/20/17
at Arkansas / Vanderbilt Day 1
Nashville, Tenn.
TBA
01/21/17
SMU
at SMU
Dallas, Texas
5:00 PM
Audio
SMU
SMU
Hofheinz Pavilion
2:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
01/21/17
UT Arlington
UT Arlington
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
10:00 AM
01/21/17
Prairie View A&M
Prairie View A&M
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
3:00 PM
01/21/17
Mark Colligan Memorial
at Mark Colligan Memorial
Lincoln, Neb.
All Day
01/21/17
at Arkansas / Vanderbilt Day 2
Nashville, Tenn.
TBA
01/21/17
at Arkansas / Vanderbilt / Clemson diving Day 2
Clemson, SC
TBA
01/24/17
Tulane
Tulane
Hofheinz Pavilion
8:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
Memphis
at Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.
7:00 PM
01/27/17
LSU
at LSU
Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
01/27/17
Tulane
vs Tulane
Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
01/27/17
Houston Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
01/27/17
Rice
vs Rice
Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
01/28/17
Temple
Temple
Hofheinz Pavilion
9:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
UConn
at UConn
Hartford, Conn.
11:00 AM
GameTracker
01/28/17
Abilene Christian
Abilene Christian
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
2:00 PM
01/28/17
Houston Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
01/28/17
Rice
vs Rice
Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
01/28/17
LSU
at LSU
Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
01/28/17
Tulane
vs Tulane
Baton Rouge, La.
TBA
01/29/17
Houston Seniors/Masters Meet
Houston, Texas
All Day
Tulane
Tulane
Hofheinz Pavilion
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
02/01/17
UCF
UCF
Hofheinz Pavilion
6:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
02/03/17
Aggie Invitational
at Aggie Invitational
College Station, Texas
All Day
East Carolina
at East Carolina
Greenville, N.C.
3:30 PM
02/04/17
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility
1:00 PM
02/04/17
Aggie Invitational
at Aggie Invitational
College Station, Texas
All Day
02/08/17
Tulane
at Tulane
New Orleans, La.
7:00 PM
Audio
UCF
at UCF
Orlando, Fla.
6:00 PM
02/10/17
Wright State
Wright State
Cougar Softball Stadium
4:30 PM
GameTracker Video
02/10/17
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara
Cougar Softball Stadium
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video
02/10/17
Howie Ryan Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
02/10/17
Don Kirby Invitational
at Don Kirby Invitational
Albuquerque, N.M.
All Day
02/10/17
Tyson Invitational
at Tyson Invitational
Fayetteville, Ark.
All Day
02/11/17
Tulsa
at Tulsa
Tulsa, Okla.
5:00 PM
Audio
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Hofheinz Pavilion
2:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
02/11/17
Fan Appreciation Day & Alumni Game
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
12:00 PM
02/11/17
Boston College
Boston College
Cougar Softball Stadium
4:30 PM
GameTracker Video
02/11/17
Wichita State
Wichita State
Cougar Softball Stadium
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video
02/11/17
UTEP
at UTEP
El Paso, Texas
12:00 PM
02/11/17
Don Kirby Invitational
at Don Kirby Invitational
Albuquerque, N.M.
All Day
02/12/17
Wright State
Wright State
Cougar Softball Stadium
12:30 PM
GameTracker Video
02/12/17
New Mexico State
at New Mexico State
Las Cruces, N.M.
11:00 AM
Tulsa
at Tulsa
Tulsa, Okla.
7:00 PM
02/15/17
Houston Baptist
Houston Baptist
Cougar Softball Stadium
5:30 PM
GameTracker Video
02/17/17
Wake Forest
Wake Forest
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
Video Tickets
02/17/17
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Cougar Softball Stadium
4:30 PM
GameTracker Video
02/17/17
Ole Miss
Ole Miss
Cougar Softball Stadium
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video
02/17/17
Tulane
at Tulane
New Orleans, La.
1:00 PM
02/17/17
All-American Intercollegiate
Humble, Texas (Golf Club of Houston)
All Day
02/18/17
SMU
SMU
Hofheinz Pavilion
5:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
02/18/17
Nicholls State
Nicholls State
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
Video Tickets
02/18/17
Oklahoma Striking Out Breast Cancer
Oklahoma Striking Out Breast Cancer
Cougar Softball Stadium
4:30 PM
GameTracker Video
02/18/17
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Cougar Softball Stadium
7:00 PM
GameTracker Video
02/18/17
All-American Intercollegiate
Humble, Texas (Golf Club of Houston)
All Day
02/19/17
Wake Forest
Wake Forest
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
1:00 PM
Video Tickets
02/19/17
LSU
at LSU
Baton Rouge, La.
11:00 AM
02/19/17
vs Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship
New Orleans, La. (English Turn Country Club)
All Day
02/19/17
All-American Intercollegiate
Humble, Texas (Golf Club of Houston)
All Day
02/20/17
at Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship
New Orleans, La. (English Turn Country Club)
All Day
USF
USF
Hofheinz Pavilion
7:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
02/21/17
Houston Baptist
Houston Baptist
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
Video
02/21/17
at Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship
New Orleans, La. (English Turn Country Club)
All Day
02/22/17
UConn
UConn
Hofheinz Pavilion
8:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
02/24/17
Missouri
vs Missouri
Corpus Christi, Texas (Whataburger Field)
2:00 PM
02/24/17
Washington
at Washington
Seattle, Wash.
3:00 PM
East Carolina
East Carolina
Hofheinz Pavilion
2:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
02/25/17
Illinois
vs Illinois
Corpus Christi, Texas (Whataburger Field)
11:00 AM
02/26/17
Memphis
at Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.
4:00 PM
Audio
02/26/17
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
vs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Texas (Whataburger Field)
3:00 PM
02/26/17
Oregon
at Oregon
Eugene, Ore.
11:00 AM
02/26/17
vs Querencia Cabo Collegiate
San Jose, Cabo, Mexico (Querencia Golf Club)
All Day
02/27/17
The Dickson
The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands Country Club)
All Day
02/27/17
vs Querencia Cabo Collegiate
San Jose, Cabo, Mexico (Querencia Golf Club)
All Day
02/28/17
UT Rio Grande Valley
UT Rio Grande Valley
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
Video Tickets
02/28/17
vs Querencia Cabo Collegiate
San Jose, Cabo, Mexico (Querencia Golf Club)
TBA
02/28/17
The Dickson
The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands Country Club)
All Day
03/02/17
Cincinnati
at Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
6:00 PM
Audio
03/03/17
Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
Video Tickets
03/10/17
vs Border Olympics
Laredo, Texas (Laredo Country Club)
All Day
03/10/17
vs MountainView Collegiate
Tucson, Ariz. (MountainView Golf Club)
All Day
03/11/17
vs MountainView Collegiate
Tucson, Ariz. (MountainView Golf Club)
All Day
03/11/17
vs Border Olympics
Laredo, Texas (Laredo Country Club)
All Day
03/12/17
vs MountainView Collegiate
Tucson, Ariz. (MountainView Golf Club)
All Day
03/17/17
vs Clover Cup
Mesa, Ariz. (Longbow Golf Club)
All Day
03/18/17
vs Clover Cup
Mesa, Ariz. (Longbow Golf Club)
All Day
03/19/17
vs Valspar Intercollegiate
Palm City, Fla. (Floridian Golf Club)
All Day
03/20/17
vs Valspar Intercollegiate
Palm City, Fla. (Floridian Golf Club)
All Day

#GoCoogs


Twitter

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago


Instagram