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Albertina Kerr Partners with Nike for the 20th Annual Rip City Race for the Roses 1K Kid and Family Race (Photo) - 03/13/18

PORTLAND, Ore. (March 13, 2018) -- Albertina Kerr is proud to announce that Nike will
sponsor the first-annual Kid & Family 1K race at the 20th Annual Rip City Race for the Roses,
in partnership with the Rose Quarter and benefiting Albertina Kerr. The race is scheduled for
April 29, 2018 and includes a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and the new 1K kid-family run, all
beginning at the Rose Quarter.
"We're proud to partner with Albertina Kerr and the Portland Trail Blazers to bring the Kid and
Family 1K to the Rip City Race for the Roses," said Jorge Casimiro, Vice President of Nike
Global Community Impact. "Kids are Made to Play and we're committed to providing them fun
ways to get moving. We hope kids and their families will enjoy this experience, right here in our
Portland backyard, and continue to find ways to play and celebrate being active together."
"We are so pleased to have Nike support the Rip City Race for the Roses in such a meaningful
way," said Jeff Carr, CEO of Albertina Kerr. "The addition of Nike to the community-based
support of the Rose Quarter emphasizes the commitment we all have to the health and wellness
of the youth in our community."
"We are excited to partner with Nike on the Rip City Race for the Roses benefiting Albertina
Kerr," said Christa Stout, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility for the Portland Trail
Blazers and Rose Quarter. "This event reflects our passion for sport and physical activity, as
well as commitment to youth and families in our community."
Online registration for runners and walkers is open at Each
participant will receive an official race T-shirt and medal for finishing the race.

About Albertina Kerr
For over 110 years, Albertina Kerr has strengthened Oregon families and communities. Albertina
Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges
and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. For more
information about Albertina Kerr, visit or follow us on Twitter
@Albertina_Kerr or @RipCityRace.
About Nike Community Impact
Nike believes in the power of sport to unleash human potential and build community. We fuel
this belief through Made to Play, our commitment to getting kids moving through play and sport
so that they can lead healthier, happier and more successful lives. Together with community
partners and our employees around the world, we're designing innovative solutions to get more
than 14 million kids playing, running and jumping their way to a brighter future. Find out more
about Nike's commitment to getting kids moving and providing opportunities for equal playing
fields for all at
About the Rose Quarter
Established in 1995, the Rose Quarter is a 30-acre sports and entertainment district located on the
east bank of the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. The region is highlighted by two multipurpose
arenas, the 19,393-seat Moda Center and 12,888-seat Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Together, the venues serve as homes to the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, WHL's Portland
Winterhawks and a wide variety of concerts, family shows and other events. Founded in 1970 and
purchased by Paul G. Allen in 1988, the Trail Blazers are the foremost resident of the Moda Center
after winning the 1977 NBA Championship at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Widely known for
its innovative approaches to sustainability and environmental practices, the Moda Center earned
LEED Gold Recertification in 2015 after becoming the first existing professional sports venue in
the world to receive LEED Gold status in 2010. The Rose Quarter also includes a large commons
area, annex office building, four parking garages, signature restaurant and bar Dr. Jack's, and easy
access to the city's robust public transportation system. For more information and a list of
upcoming events, visit
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