CiCi’s Pizza Barefoot Run to Benefit Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® this Saturday

COPPELL, Texas –The second annual CiCi’s Pizza Barefoot Run, benefiting Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls, will be held at 8 a.m. Oct. 6 at Andy Brown Park East in Coppell, Texas. The 5K and 1-mile fun run is open to children and adults, and shoes are considered “optional,” said Kendra Lovelady, event manager.

“Barefoot running has become a popular trend, but it’s something the kids we serve around the world face every day ,” she said. “They run barefoot because they have to, not by choice. Our goal for the second annual CiCi’s Pizza Barefoot Run is to raise awareness for the need for shoes and have a great time while doing it.”

Prizes and medals will be awarded to the winners who run the race barefoot or with shoes. Special games and activities, including a bounce house, will also be offered for those who want to participate. All proceeds from the race will benefit children who need shoes around the world. Click here to register now!

Coppell-based CiCi’s Pizza has been the title sponsor of the event since its inception in 2011. CiCi’s is an involved member of every community across the U.S. in which the pizza buffet restaurant does business.

“We participate in this event as a longstanding corporate member of the Coppell community,” said CiCi’s Chief Marketing Officer Nancy Hampton. “This is a fun, active way to support a very worthy cause, and we applaud Shoes for Orphan Souls’ mission of providing shoes to children here at home and internationally.”

To sign up for the race, click here.

About Shoes for Orphan Souls
Shoes for Orphan Souls, the largest humanitarian aid project of Buckner International, provides new shoes and socks to orphans and vulnerable children in the United States and throughout the world. From conducting shoe drives to humanitarian aid trips, Shoes for Orphan Souls® offers hands-on opportunities to individuals, groups and organizations wanting to transform lives. Since 1999, more than 2.3 million pairs of new shoes and socks have been distributed to children in 74 countries.

About CiCi’s Pizza
Coppell, Texas-based CiCi’s Pizza opened its first restaurant in Plano, Texas, in 1985, and is one of the nation’s fastest growing pizza chains. The family-oriented restaurant, known for its endless pizza, pasta, salad, soup and dessert buffet, has about 550 restaurants in 34 states and has been listed by Zagat and Parents magazine as a top family-friendly restaurant. CiCi’s was recognized by G.I. Jobs as a 2012 Military Friendly Franchise® and by Entrepreneur, which named CiCi’s first in its category on the Franchise 500 list. Nation’s Restaurant News ranked CiCi’s No. 1 in sales and unit growth among pizza chains for the past four years. For more information about CiCi’s, visit www.cicispizza.com or www.facebook.com/cicis.

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