This past Saturday, August 9th, 2014, Kick & Roll Classic officials linked up with the good people at Austin Habitat for Humanity to complete the mission of the first annual event. The Habitat for Humanity staff hosted Kick & Roll Classic officials, along with other sponsors and contributors, such as IBM, Thrive FP and more, at the house dedication ceremony for nine families in a subdivision of Austin, Texas. The street in which the homes were built is part of a grant that will supply 31 affordable homes by the end of 2014. There, Kick & Roll officials awarded each of the nine families with $200 IKEA gift cards in memory of founder George Kiel’s mother Debra Kiel’s love and passion for interior decorating and design. The families, from countries such as Sudan, Morocco, Mexico and Congo, were very appreciative of the gifts, as one of the Ethiopian families screamed out, “This is the best day of my life!”
We appreciate everyone, including the participants, sponsors, gift contributors and volunteers, who helped make the event a success. Stay tuned for info regarding the second annual Kick & Roll Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Event. In the meantime, check out photos of this past Saturday’s Austin Habitat for Humanity x Kick & Roll Classic House Dedication Ceremony by clicking ‘Continue Reading’ below.