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2nd Annual sMiles 4 Sammy Family Fun Run & 5K

2nd Annual sMiles 4 Sammy Family Fun Run & 5K

The date has been set for the 2nd Annual sMiles 4 Sammy Family Fun Run & 5K!  Join us on Saturday, June 1st at 8:00 a.m. for this fun, family event which will be held at Vista Ridge High School in Cedar Park, TX!  Registration will open soon, so check back often!  Every day is a Gift!

Anyone want a shirt?

Anyone want a shirt?

We are placing an order for additional sMiles 4 Sammy shirts.  Due to popular demand by all of you runners out there, we are adding dri fit t-shirts as an option!

Here’s the info:

-Dri fit (in men’s or women’s cut) or regular t-shirt

-$12 per shirt ($2 for XXL)

-Sizes available are Youth Small – Adult XXL.  In the regular t-shirts, sizes run a bit small.  (If you  sometimes wear a Small and sometimes wear a Medium, order a Medium.)

Orders MUST be placed by Tuesday, November 20th.  We will only be placing an order for pre-ordered shirts.  No additional shirts will be ordered.  If you want one, this is your chance!

To order a shirt or for questions, please send an email to with the following info:

Shirt type (dri fit or regular)

Sizes (women’s or men’s cut if ordering a dri fit)

Name & best way to reach you to let you know when the shirts are in





In the News at the Ripken Foundation!

In the News at the Ripken Foundation!

Check out the In the News section on the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation’s Webpage, and scroll to the August 3rd entry!  The Ripken Foundation  asked us to send in an article and pictures of the silent auction and 5K, but we never imagined that they would be posted front and center on their main webpage!

To give you an update on the progress of the field:  To date, $65,000 has been raised for the field.  The Ripken Foundation and the East Wilco Challenger League of Hutto are working hard on grant applications, sponsorships, etc. to raise the remaining $285,000 to make this All Ability field a reality in Central Texas.  If you have some time, go to and check out the many cities that the Ripken Foundation is impacting.  It’s amazing all that they have done to help children with special needs and disadvantaged youth through these fields and the game of baseball!  It takes time (sometimes years!) to complete projects like this, but both the Ripken Foundation and the EWCL are committed to seeing this project completed for the youth in our area.

Our group was blessed to be able to raise money in memory of Samantha for this awesome cause.  We are grateful that there are groups like the Ripken Foundation and East Wilco Challenger Sports that we can support!

And the numbers are in!!

And the numbers are in!!


Dear sMilers,
We have some exciting news to share with you!  We will be sending a check, in loving memory of Samantha, to the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation in the amount of $15,000 to help build the All Abilities baseball field in Williamson County!  When the planning began at the beginning of the year, our goal was $3,500.  With your help and the Lord’s blessing, that goal was far surpassed!  We could not have done this without you.  Thank you.
The tentative date for the 2013 sMiles 4 Sammy 5K is May 25th.  We hope to see you there!
Every day is a gift!
The sMiles 4 Sammy Team

Ahh, the final 48 hours!!!

Ahh, the final 48 hours!!!
Ahh, the final 48 hours!!!



“Life is not about the length of time we live,  it’s about the way we live in the length of time we’re given.”
1st Annual sMiles 4 Sammy Family Fun Run & 5K
200 Vista Ridge Bldv., Cedar Park, TX 78613


Thank you for participating in our 1st Annual sMiles 4 Sammy Fun Run & 5K!  Proceeds from the race will be used to help build an all abilities baseball field in Williamson County for children with special needs. The sMiles 4 Sammy Team was created in loving memory of Samantha Scott.  She lived for 10 months with trisomy 18, a condition considered incompatible with life.  Sammy taught her family and those around her that every day is a gift and that you don’t have to be old or famous to make a difference.  Riding in her jogging stroller was one of Samantha’s favorite things to do…she traveled many miles in her stroller and smiled the whole time!  sMiles 4 Sammy as the team name just seemed perfect!  We are excited to hold this race to honor the life that Samantha lived!


Packet Pick-up- 
Thursday, May 24th at Rogue Running in Cedar Park (2800 East Whitestone Blvd. #105, Cedar Park, TX 78613)  from 10:30am-6:30pm;
Friday, May 25th at the Black vs. Red Scrimmage at Vista Ridge High School (200 S. Vista Ridge Blvd., Cedar Park, TX 78613)from 6pm-8:30pm;
For out of town participants: Saturday, May 26th from 7:00-7:45am


**Please be advised…May 14th was the deadline for a guaranteed shirt and although we ordered extra shirts, we will run out.  To be fair to all, those who registered on or before May 14 will receive their shirt at packet pick up.  T-shirts for those who registered after May 14 will be available at the race site and after the race on a first come, first serve basis. 


Parking– At Vista Ridge High School
Please follow the signs for parking.  Once on campus, Vista Ridge Volunteers will direct you to your spot so that all parking spaces are utilized.  Overflow parking will be across the street at Gupton Stadium.



 **Running Awards for the 5K will only be given to runners that are chip timed.** Chip timing is an additional $3 and this option may be purchased on race day.  Awards will be presented to the top overall male and female runners, and the top male and female runners in each age group. No duplication of awards.    Awards will follow after the 1K Ranger Trek for the youngsters.  All participants in the Ranger Trek will receive a prize.


Our 2012 5K Kilometer Sign Sponsors:  Capitol Kia, AnytimeComm, LLC, Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union, Austin Pediatric Surgery, and Scott & White Healthcare


2012 Sponsors and Partners: River Ridge Pediatrics, Sonic of Georgetown,  Walgreens, Linton Family Dental, DJ Ron Burgandy & DJ Greenman, Road ID, Cedar Park Signs & Banners, El Segundo Art, Linnell Media Group, Event Data Solutions, JM Athletic Wear, Shipley’s, Starbucks, Eye Associates of Georgetown


Thank you again for your support of this event and we look forward to seeing you soon!Sincerely,

The sMiles 4 Sammy Team


All Abilities Field

All Abilities Field




Hi everyone! Here is a picture of an all abilities baseball field.  Proceeds from the Silent Auction and 5K will all go into a fund to help build one of these in Williamson County at the Taylor Sports Park.  A field like this can be used for many sports, such as bocci ball, kickball, etc.!
Exciting right?
We hope to see you all at the Silent Auction & 5K Fun Run!

Tshirt Deadline Approaches!

Tshirt Deadline Approaches!

We would love to have you join us for the 1st Annual sMiles 4 Sammy Family Fun Run & 5K on Saturday, May 26th and REGISTER NOW!

Run, jog, walk or stroll to raise money to build an all abilities baseball field right here in Williamson County for children with special needs!  The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation has pledged $50,000 for this project, the City of Taylor has donated land for the field in their sports complex and all proceeds from this event will be used to help with the remaining cost of the field.

This year’s fun run will include a timed option for the serious runner.  Serious runners will complete their 5K on a course around Vista Ridge High School and Henry Middle School.  The untimed runner, walker, and/or stroller will use the same course or may use the track if a shorter route is preferred.  Any youngster (or the young at heart) that is registered for the race is invited to participate in the 1K Ranger Trek with the Ranger athletes following the 5K!  Come have some family fun and help us to raise money for a great cause! 

Let’s make a difference in our community together!

Here are all the details:

Date: Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Location: Vista Ridge High School Track (200 South Vista Ridge Blvd., Cedar Park, TX 78613)

Start: 8:00 a.m.-5K Timed (optional) and Untimed Run

9:15 a.m.-1K Ranger Trek for all youngsters that want to run with our Ranger athletes

9:45 a.m.-5K Awards Ceremony

Late Registration – April 26th – May 25th (T-shirts cannot be guaranteed after May 14th) Add $3 for chip timing.

Individual – $25

Team (3 person minimum) – $20

1K only – $15

Race Day Registration – May only register as an individual.  Add $3 for chip timing

Individual – $30

1K only – $15

Additional Information:

T-shirts are included in the registration price for participants that register on or before May 14thAfter this date, t-shirts cannot be guaranteed.  T-shirt options include: Youth Small, Youth Medium, Youth Large, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large and Adult XL ( XXL are available for an additional $2).