THE REEBOK SERIES AND THE KIDS AND FAMILIES IN NEED FOUNDATION
Kids and Families in Need are dedicated to helping Families from St. Louis, St. Charles counties and Denver, Colorado. We offer assistance to those who are experiencing social, emotional, and economic challenges. We also offer the opportunity to play organized sports and we give referrals to training and social services. We are committed to offering assistance whenever families need us, wherever they may live and whatever they may be experiencing.
Our vision is to empower our youth and our families through our growing programs and networks. We strive to empower our community by creating quality human experiences with multiple events and activities.
Basketball is our fuel. We not only raise money to support our programs with our very organized basketball tournaments, we keep hundreds of kids every weekend off the internet, off the play station and off the street by running weekend long events. We also keep families together by providing low cost events. It’s all about keeping kids busy and families together. We cannot do this without gyms. We need gyms.
The Reebok Series and Kids and Families In Need
Kids and Families In Need provides Christmas gifts for families, school supplies for kids, and scholarships for basketball tournaments and summer camps. This is all possible because of the revenue we generate from our very well organized basketball events. We offer the best and largest tournaments in St. Louis. For over 9 years, our tournaments have offered teams of all ages the best opportunity to play basketball.
Over the last nine years Kids and Families In Need has worked to help over 5,000 kids and 500 families in their time of need in the St. Louis area. Outstanding results and word of mouth have proven to be key ingredients for the growth of Kids and Families In Need. Each year over 10,000 youth and over 1,000 teams from all over the US participate in the REEBOK BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SERIES.
Big Marc after distributing backpacks at Kirkwood High School in 2012
Big Marc after distributing
Christmas gifts to families
Delivering school supplies to the Boys and Girls Club
Battle of St. Louis –
Sponsored free camp at Mizzou
Again in August 2016, Big Marc donated over 800 backpacks to
youth from St. Louis and Denver.
Again we adopted 15 families for Christmas in 2015. We plan on adopting 15 again in 2016.
10 Years of School Supplies to Kids (Over 5,800 Backpacks Donated)
10 Years of Families Adopted for Christmas (165 Families Adopted)
10 Years of Scholarships to Basketball Camps and Basketball Tournaments ($110,000 Donated)
10 Years of Donations to Community Organizations (40 Organizations Totaling $250,000)
“BIG MARC HAS THE MOST AMAZING GIFTING FOR CHRISTMAS I EVER ATTENDED”
–State Representative Rick Stream
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO CONTINUE THE PROCESS. PLEASE CONSIDER US SERIOUSLY BECAUSE WE HAVE A SERIOUS JOB!
Call Marc Mares at (314) 960-8153 or visit reebokseries.com for more information.