The Rattlesnake Run will be on September 9!

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Welcome  to  Kiwanis de Amigos

We are a service organization serving the children of the greater Tucson community. We meet every Tuesday at the local IHOP
on the corner of East Grant Road and Rosemont Blvd. beginning at 7:00 a.m. Please look on our calendar to see the weekly speaker. 

Rattlesnake Run is September 9.

This cross country track event is in its 15th year and is popular with all of the Middle Schools across southern Arizona. Click here for more information. 

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Big Celebration

The Kiwanis de Amigos were honored to help out at the Big Brothers/Big Sisters "Big Celebration" on Saturday, April 29 at Reid Park in Tucson. We manned the grills and cooked up pancakes and sausages for the Bigs and their Kids at their annual event. For more info about Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Tucson click here

15th Annual Kiwanis de Amigos Relays

Thanks to all of the volunteers, parents, coaches and sponsors who helped to make the 15th Annual Kiwanis de Amigos Relays a success. We had 27 schools participating and the kids were great. 

The overall team results are below:

Girls

Boys

Place

Team

Points

 

Place

Team

Points

1

Gridley

73

 

1

Gridley

52.8

2

Colonel Smith

44

 

2

Thatcher

42

3

Doolen

43

 

3

Booth-Fickett

33

4

Benson

38

 

4

Flowing Wells

30.8

4

Pima

38

 

5

Desert Sky

29

6

Thatcher

35.33

 

5

Coronado

29

7

Dodge

29.33

 

5

Orange Grove

29

8

Booth-Fickett

29

 

8

Pusch Ridge

27.8

9

Coronado

18

 

9

Colonel Smith

26

10

Orange Grove

17

 

9

McCorkle

26

11

Pusch Ridge

14

 

11

Benson

24

12

C.E. Rose

10

 

12

Magee

18

13

Magee

9

 

13

Pima

16

14

Desert Sky

8

 

14

Doolen

13

14

Joyce Clark

8

 

15

Amphi

8.8

14

McCorkle

8

 

16

La Cima

8

17

Flowing Wells

7

 

17

Joyce Clark

7

18

Lowell-Bisbee

5

 

17

Dodge

7

18

Palaminas

5

 

17

Gregory

7

20

La Cima

3.33

 

20

Lowell-Bisbee

5.8

 

 

 

 

21

Elgin

1

 

There were three new Meet Records established and one tie. Congratulations to these athletes for the new records:

1600 M Boys Grade 8    Ayden Schilb (Desert Sky) 4:42.0

High Jump Boys Grade 6   Amier Austin (Gridley) 5’ 0”

Shot Put Boys Grade 8  Conner Rasmussen (Thatcher) 47’ 0 3/4”

High Jump Boys Grade 7 Colin Wilkes (Gridley) 5' 2" (tied the record)

Click here to view the individual event results.

Thanks to Kiwanian Dave Betts for these great photos. 

"2017 Kiwanis de Amigos Relays" Folder

 

New Members!!

On March 7 we inducted two new members in our club. Linda Greenwood and David Koenig are long time friends of the club and have often volunteered to help out at our events for kids. We're so honored and pleased that for 2017 they have agreed to join. Welcome to the club Linda and Dave!!

 

Our major community events and activities include the following:

Kiwanis de Amigos Relays Track Meet for Middle Schools at Drachman Track and Field Stadium, University of Arizona.  Every spring since 2001. Free - no cost to schools or athletes. The 15th Annual Kiwanis de Amigos Relays will take place on April 1, 2017.  More detailed information is available here.

Kiwanis de Amigos Rattlesnake Run Cross Country Meet for Middle Schools at Columbus Park.  Every fall since 2003.  Free - no cost to schools or athletes. The 13th Annual Kiwanis de Amigos Rattlesnake Run was run on September 12 and by all accounts it was a big success.    

Last year we had 23 schools and over 400 student athletes compete. 

We would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped out, especially those from Sabino High School Key Club, University High School, and the University of Arizona CKI. Thanks to the Tucson Borderlands Kiwanis Club and the Tucson Kiwanis Club for volunteering and the Track and Field Officials from the U of A for their invaluable assistance. 

And last but not least, we would especially like to thank our sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. A special appreciation to Jim Click Automotive, Tucson Conquistadores, and Family Auto Body who have been helping for all of our 14 years.

You can click here for all race results and more photos. 

Other community events and activities include the following:

  • Train youth to be leaders through Kiwanis Leadership Clubs at Walter Douglas Elementary School (K-Kids), Sabino and University High Schools (Key Clubs), and the University of Arizona (Circle K) club.
     
  • Sponsor an Aktion Club at Arts for All. Click here for more details and photos.
     
  • Holiday shopping spree for children. Click here for more details
     
  • Rummage Sales - Partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters to raise money to support youth projects and activities in the greater Tucson area.