paceOn August 15th, the District K council partnered with the Professional, Athletics, Celebrities and Entertainers (PACE) as well as the Hiram Clarke HPD storefront, ABC Dental, and the DLW Scholarship & Charitable Foundation to sponsor a Back-2-School Health and Education Community Celebration at William P. Hobby Elementary School (4021 Woodmont St.).

This back-to-school event consisted of health information, free food and drinks, games, and celebrity appearances. This community event was open to the public.

The main organizer, PACE, is a non-profit 501(c)3 service organization that consists of mothers of professional athletes, celebrities and entertainers (current and retirees) that focuses on the establishment and implementation of programs that will improve the health, welfare and education of children. The organization’s founder, Karen Johnson, is the mother of Andre Johnson, 4-time NFL pro-bowler and current wide-receiver for the Indianapolis Colts, and is responsible for establishing a Houston Chapter of the PACE organization. The District K office wants to thank the Houston Chapter of PACE for choosing District K and Hobby Elementary School for this charitable event. Over 1,500 backpacks were given away at this event.