Viva McAllen Streets, 'Making McAllen healthy, fit, and safe'
Saturday August 03, 2013
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Join the McAllen Police Department in a family-friendly community event to benefit the Viva McAllen Streets fundraiser. The McAllen Crime Stoppers will host this event on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the McAllen Convention Center (behind building on Erie ave. and 30th Street).
The fundraising project will include the following family-friendly activities:
- Pedal Against Crime (cycling ride for 25, 40, or 60 miles)
- McAllen Crime Stoppers Trail Ride (on horseback)
- IBCA Cowboy Q'ing Against Crime Cook-Off
- Run for Justice 10k Costume Run & Walk
- Bike Rodeo for Kids
- Metro Kids Station
- ZUMBA lessons
- Kiddie rides
"We usually have several different fundraisers throughout the year to operate McAllen Crime Stoppers. This year we wanted to do one big event to raise funds that go to pay rewards for information collected by the McAllen Police Department through our Crime Stoppers anonymous tips phone number," said Blanca Cardenas, president of McAllen Crime Stoppers. "Viva McAllen Streets gives us an opportunity to give back to a community that has helped our program throughout the last 12 years."
Viva McAllen Streets is dedicated to raising awareness in the area by targeting topics in fitness health, nutrition, and safety. The crime stoppers program aims to successfully impact the local community with long lasting positive effects on local citizens with support from McAllen Police Department.
"Last year, crime stoppers had a successful cycling ride. This year we wanted a signature event that would allow the program to raise awareness about the program which is a crime fighting tool for the police department," said McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez.
Register for the events here. Click, and take a closer look at the schedule of events for Viva McAllen Streets, held at the McAllen Convention Center. Contact Roy Cantu, City of McAllen PIO Director, at (956) 792-7779.
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