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Stafford MSD welcomes legendary Chuck Norris for Kickstart Kids Belt Ceremony program

May 17, 2019

The Stafford Municipal School District was proud to welcome legendary martial arts champion and Kickstart Kids Founder Chuck Norris on Wednesday, May 8, at the Stafford High Competition Gym.

Norris, a six-time World Middleweight Karate Champion, visited Stafford MSD for the Stafford Kickstart Kids Belt Ceremony. Norris and his wife, Gena, were welcomed by Stafford MSD Deputy Superintendent Marva Rasberry, Trustees Auturo Jackson and Manuel Hinojosa, Stafford Middle School Principal Ginny Gayle and Stafford Intermediate School Principal Desiree James.

Kickstart Kids is a martial arts character development program that Norris founded in 1990. The program operates in more than 50 schools across Texas and is free to all of the students. Stafford Middle School and Stafford Intermediate School students participate in the program and compete in martial arts championships through the state, under the direction of instructor, Master Rommel Gargoles.

The students were ecstatic to see the legendary Norris attend one of their proudest moments, the Belt Ceremony.

During the event, Raising Cane’s Founder/Chief Executive Officer Todd Graves presented a $100,000 check to Kickstart Kids.

Stafford MSD is proud to participate with Kickstart Kids and looks forward to many more years of partnership.