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Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life

Locations: 1113 West Poplar Street, Rogers, AR 72756
Phone: 479-986-9960
Website: http://www.kendrickfincher.org

Mission statement: Promote proper hydration and prevent heat illness through education and supporting activities.

About: The organization started in 1996 after 13-year-old Kendrick Fincher died from heat stroke. We educate parents, athletes, coaches and the community through educational programs in Northwest Arkansas and through partnerships across the state.

Services:

Education and Supporting Activities

  • Be Smart. BeeHydrated! - Presentations to school aged children on the importance of proper hydration
  • Beat the Heat - Presentations to athletes, coaches and parents on proper hydration and heat illness prevention
  • Distribution of squeeze bottles and educational pamphlets to support our educational presentations
  • Representation at health fairs to educate the public about our mission and activities
  • Community involvement in support of our mission by providing cool huts misting tents with free ice water at various outdoor public events.
  • Annual free youth run in Rogers, AR, to reinforce our mission and help children and the community learn about the importance of proper hydration and physical fitness in a fun environment.
  • Partnerships with other sports injury prevention and wellness organizations
  • Web presence that allows for regional and national reach
  • Developing education programs for all ages including senior adults and industrial workforce


How we accomplish our mission (funding)

  • Individual Donors
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Fundraisers 
  • Hydration Celebration- Youth Run, Toddler Trot & 5K; T-shirt design contest
  • Beat the Heat Summer Swing Golf Tournament
  • A Cool Summer Homecoming Gala

Volunteer opportunities: Sign up at: http://kendrickfincher.org/volunteer/

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