Kranz Running Program Receives $1000 from ING

Kranz Intermediate School’s Running Program Receives $1000 from ING Financial Services
Kranz student marathon runners accept a $1,000 check from ING Financial Services Kranz student marathon runners accept a $1,000 check from ING Financial Services
El Monte, CA —Kranz Intermediate School teacher, Alice Shum was presented with a $1,000 check from ING as part of its Run For Something Better grant program. Kranz was one of 50 recipients out of 300 applicants nationwide for the award. 

Art Perez and Maurice Saldovar, representatives from ING, were on hand at Kranz’s staff meeting to present Ms. Shum with the check.

“We are so happy to award Kranz Intermediate School with this $1,000 check to be used to promote physical fitness through running and inspire students to be more active,” said Perez. “Our goal at ING, in partnership with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) is to help introduce students across the country to the benefits of running and active lifestyles through school based running programs.” 

Ms. Shum applied for the grant to supplement the school’s Students Run L.A. (SRLA) program, which she does a tremendous job coordinating. Kranz has participated in SRLA for the past seven years, training students to participate in and complete the 26.2 mile Los Angeles Marathon. Over the years, the student runners, as well as their coaches, have had great success, showing tremendous courage, dedication, determination and physical endurance as they successfully completed the grueling marathon.

“I am thrilled to have received the award for Kranz’s running program,” said Shum. “This will help supplement the runners as we train for races throughout the year and for the L.A. Marathon. We will use the money to purchase items needed for practices, such as water, Gatorade, granola bars and oranges. This year we have over 40 students interested in being a part of our SRLA program so these extra funds will certainly be helpful.”

A portion of the money will go toward the carb-loading dinner the student marathon runners eat the night before the marathon.

“Having this award will benefit the students in achieving their goal of completing the L.A. Marathon,” added Shum.


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