Your donation through the Shark's Tooth 10K will support Active Suncoast’s Youth Running program to get kids active in the Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties to fight the childhood obesity epidemic. One in three kids is overweight or obese simply from a lack of daily physical activity. Studies show that overweight kids are likely to become overweight and obese adults. Obese and overweight children are at risk for a number of serious health problems such as diabetes, asthma and heart problems. Additionally, overweight kids are subject to body shaming, teasing and bullying which can lead to decreased self-confidence and withdrawal from social interaction.
Please join Active Suncoast founder and president Karen Haynes in this battle to get kids off the sofa and active. For the past 33 years Karen has proudly and unselfishly served our country in the United States Navy. Known by call sign “Hollywood” during her career as a helicopter pilot, Karen has flown in support of numerous operations around the world. Karen’s motto is, Commitment to Country, Commitment to Community.
Any amount helps and with a donation of $15 or more you will receive the custom embroidered Shark's Tooth 10K Run Dri running hat to honor your donation to help get kids Off the Sofa, Out the Door, Moving and Playing. You do not need to be a participant to receive it. If you are not participating in the Shark's Tooth 10K, please contact us and we will arrange delivery of your hat. Shark's Tooth 10K participants will be presented their hats race morning.
The Active Suncoast Foundation, Inc is a 501(c)3 public charity. Your charitable donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please contact your tax advisor to determine your allowable deduction.
THE ACTIVE SUNCOAST FOUNDATION, INC. IS A REGISTERED FLORIDA CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION, REGISTRATION NUMBER CH36140. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
Offline Payment Instructions
If you would like to donate to the Active Suncoast Foundation off-line, please make your check payable to the Active Suncoast Foundation; and mail to Active Suncoast, ATTN: Karen's Cadre "I support kids"; PO Box 50651; Sarasota, FL 34232