Press Release

Riverview Foundation Hosts 6th Annual Kick-a-Thon for Maine Kids

PORTLAND, Maine — On Saturday, December 7th from 11:00am-2:00pm, Riverview Foundation will hold its sixth annual Kick for Kids “kick-a-thon” at the Ocean Gateway Terminal in Portland. In addition to food, music and other family fun, the event will feature eight kicking teams— more than 100 kickers of all ages and abilities— that have been sponsored by friends and supporters to reach their kicking goals. After six kick-a-thons, the total number of kicks will surpass one million this year!

Kick for Kids raises money for Riverview’s Kids Who Care, a community service initiative designed for youth with diversified backgrounds to come together with the goal of supporting and improving the lives of Maine’s children.

“Since we started Kids Who Care in 2008, hundreds of Maine kids have gained access to award-winning afterschool and summer programs,” said Drew Atripaldi, executive director of Riverview. “The focus of the programs is on academic excellence, strong social and interpersonal skills, health and fitness and a positive peer culture.”

The Kick for Kids goal this year is to raise $30,000, which will help to:

• Continue Riverview Foundation’s youth programs promoting health, wellness, and effective life skills.

• Increase scholarship capacity and open new learning opportunities to Maine kids during the after-school hours when children and teens are more likely to engage in risky behaviors.

• Sustain community service initiatives by increasing the efforts of Riverview Kids Who Care.

• Improve program, facility and community resources connecting Maine kids and their families with nature.

This year, Riverview will also be promoting the 5210 message and are excited to have the Let’s Go! mascot Redy at the event.

About Riverview Foundation

Riverview Foundation is a community-based martial arts school that provides educational and wilderness programs for youth and adults throughout Southern, Central and Mid-coast Maine. Riverview began as a small school along the Topsham banks of the Androscoggin River. In 2014, Riverview will celebrate its 25th anniversary and continue to provide non-competitive martial arts training in an outdoor setting to improve the quality of life for children and adults through an ancient, holistic tradition. For more information, visit or call (207) 729-7399.

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Media Contacts:

Jennifer Boggs – (207) 482-3767,

Drew Atripaldi – (207) 729-7399, ext. 306,