Cici Enterprises, Lp sponsor of Shoes for Orphan Souls
COPPELL, Texas – The third annual CiCi’s Pizza Barefoot Run, benefiting Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 a.m. at Andy Brown Park in Coppell. The 5K run and the 1 mile fun run are open to children and adults of all ages, while “both barefoot and shoe-wearing runners are encouraged to participate,” said Ashley Williamson, Shoes for Orphan Souls® manager.
“Shoes are the foundation to good health and are required for children to attend school in the United States and in many countries around the world,” said Williamson. “The simple gift of a new pair of shoes can help transform a child’s life, giving them the best possible chance to succeed. We would love for you to join us at the Barefoot Run to raise awareness for the orphans and vulnerable children Buckner seeks to serve with new shoes.”
Prizes and medals will be awarded to the winners who run the race barefoot or with shoes. Special games, activities, and food vendors will be available for the entire family as well as a special appearance from Deuce, the RoughRiders’ team mascot. All proceeds from the race will benefit children who need shoes around the world.
“CiCi’s is thrilled for the opportunity to partner with Buckner International again this year as we work together to raise awareness in an effort to make life better for vulnerable children,” said Nancy Hampton, Chief Marketing Officer for CiCi’s Pizza. “We take great pride in building strong community partnerships as we strive to promote growth within our neighborhoods and the families we serve.”
About CiCi’s Pizza: Coppell, Texas-based CiCi’s Pizza opened its first restaurant in Plano, Texas, in 1985 and has approximately 500 restaurants in 34 states. The family-oriented restaurant, known for its endless pizza, pasta, salad, soup and dessert buffet, was named America’s favorite pizza chain in the 2012 Market Force survey and has been listed by Zagat and Parents magazine as a top family-friendly restaurant. Also in 2012, CiCi’s fully redesigned website was honored as an outstanding website by WebAwards, CiCi’s was recognized by G.I. Jobs as a Military Friendly Franchise®, and Entrepreneur named CiCi’s to its Franchise 500 list. For more information about CiCi’s, visit www.cicispizza.com or www.facebook.com/cicis.
About Shoes for Orphan Souls®: Shoes for Orphan Souls®, the largest humanitarian aid project of Buckner International, provides new shoes and socks to orphans and vulnerable children in the United States and throughout the world. From conducting shoe drives to humanitarian aid trips, Shoes for Orphan Souls offers hands-on opportunities to individuals, groups and organizations wanting to transform lives. Since 1999, more than 2.5 million pairs of new shoes and socks have been distributed to children in 74 countries.