Bramell, Party of Five: Our Visit to RazorFest 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Our Visit to RazorFest 2013

Here in Hog Country, college football is a big deal.  That means when the annual Razorbacks spring scrimmage rolls around, people show up!  Nine years ago, Champions for Kids organized a family event to go along with that spring game.  I've always wanted to go but never had the chance until now. And I'm so glad that we did.

Champions for Kids is an organization that promotes living a healthy lifestyle, particularly for children.  This means being healthy in mind, body and spirit.  The group is also trying to teach members of the community to seek out simple ways to help this process.  They work all across America to show people how doing a small, simple project can make a big impact.

My favorite simple project that I saw was at the Elmer's Glue booth. At Elmer's, they encourage people to gather school supplies and donate to schools/children/shelters that need them.  They suggest getting input from a local teacher to find out what the needs of the community really are, because nobody would know better than a teacher.  It's also important to get the kids involved in a project like this, to help them understand that people working together can make great things happen.

Part of our RazorFest activities was participating in the food drive going on.  Big Sis helped me gather up some goodies to get ready to go.

I'm thankful for the opportunity to talk to my kindergartner about what giving food to others means.  We talked about how we are guilty of wasting our food, when others struggle to have any.  We talked about why it's important for us to give, because we have plenty.  I hope other parents at RazorFest were able to have the same important discussions with their kids.

After dropping off our food items, we walked around to check out the booths set up in the parking lot at Razorback Stadium.  There were kids throwing footballs around, jumping in bouncy houses and picking up tons of free product samples. I stumbled upon the National Federation of the Blind booth, where this lady (below) was making bookmarks written in Braille.  What a unique idea!

Here, at the Habitat For Humanity booth, kids were able to sit down and do some crafting.  Normally, this is something that Big Sis would jump all over...but the little ones were not patient enough to wait.  I love that they are promoting an activity to keep the kids' minds sharp; I definitely prefer my kids to do a craft project over sitting in front of the TV.

All of my kids loved that we saw a bunch of different mascots.  Besides Tony the Tiger, we saw the Chick-Fil-A cow, SpongeBob, Elmer the Bull (Elmer's Glue) and several more.

We stayed at RazorFest until the festivities ended. Then it was time for the Red/White scrimmage.  The Hogs won!

With my kids being so young, I was a little afraid that the message of RazorFest would be lost on them.  It was definitely obvious to the parents what was going on--serving others, getting involved in the community and teaching healthy habits.  

So, I was really pleased to have this conversation with my kids as we were walking away from the event--

Me:  Did you guys have fun today?

Big Sis:  The toothpaste was my favorite part.  He was funny and he told me to keep brushing my teeth. And we got some new toothpaste!

Girl Twin:  I had a good day!

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  1. That seems like an awesome event.

  2. Wow, you guys got to do a ton of stuff! I hope we can spend more time experiencing rather than just observing next year. :)

  3. Fun post! I love the comments from your kids, very cool.

  4. Hogs won! Funny :) I love spring scrimmages. Sounds like you had a blast!

  5. We love love tony the tiger in our house. Thanks so much for visiting this event. We think you are grrrrrreeeeaaatttt (lol)


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