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Cypress Creek Lakes Zombie Stomp 2016 Raises $15,000 for Cy-Hope
Cypress Creek Lakes held the community's third annual Zombie Stomp 5K Run/1K Kids Fun Run, presented by the Amy Lippincott Team, Gary Greene Better Homes & Gardens Realty, on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The 5K started at 8 am and the 1 mile run/walk starts at 9 am. Over 750 people participated in this fun, family event.
Event proceeds were to benefit Cy-Hope, an organization dedicated to making life better for kids in Cy-Fair who are economically, relationally, and spiritually disadvantaged. Randy Corson with Mischer Development Company presented Cy-Hope with a check for $15,000 during the event.
This race was through the beautiful master-planned community of Cypress Creek Lakes, near the community’s Phase 3 Recreation & Welcome Center and several sections of the neighborhood south of Tuckerton Road.
It was a chip timed race and is USATF sanctioned. Everyone who participated received a race t-shirt and goodie bag plus a huge finisher MEDAL. Awards were given out for the top finishers in each age group, including $100 cash awards and prizes. There were also prize drawings for non-runners at the post-race party.
Hosted by CBS Radio, there was free food, a pumpkin patch, face painting and bungee trampolines and a bounce house for the kids. Event emcees included Lauren from MIX 96.5, Sarah Pepper with Hot Hits and Seth Payne from Sports Radio 610.The best costume contest had a $100 prize. And there were several Zombies onsite as well.
Over 135 volunteers from area schools assisted with making this event a success.
Photos from the event are posted here:
Results from the race are posted here:
MORE INFORMATION ON CY-HOPE: The mission of Cy-Hope is to make life better for kids in Cy-Fair who are economically, relationally, and spiritually disadvantaged. Our vision is to mobilize the entire community to provide opportunities that will enable all children to grow up to be productive citizens.
Our Backpack Feeding Program started when we recognized many of the children in CFISD had no food over the weekends. So in the Fall of 2011 we piloted the program beginning with 2 schools, 2 volunteers and 80 bags of food. Currently we are in 72 of the 85 CFISD schools, with over 100 volunteers and serving nearly 2000 students with about 8 tons of food per week.