Kade Matthew Meyer lost his life in September 2010, at the age of 7. He was killed by a car outside of his elementary school.
Kade was a happy, healthy, fun loving and compassionate little boy who always had a smile on his face. Kade loved using his hands building Legos, playing Guitar Hero and playing sports, especially football, basketball and baseball. He was involved in the Gardner Park and Rec sports programs and an active youth member of the King of Kings Lutheran Church.
The annual run is dedicated to Kade Meyer, the son of Mark and Stormy, brother of Kennedy Meyer and friend to many.
Although online registration ends Sept. 13, registration may still be completed in-person at packet pick-up, which will be held at the following dates/time/places:
Sept 14, 3-8 p.m. at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 306 E. Madison, Gardner Sept 15, 5-7 p.m. Gary Gribbles Running Store, 11908 W. 119th Overland Park.
In addition, race day registration will be available on-site from 6 – 8 a.m. Please look for the registration table at Celebration Park.
All proceeds from the event will directly benefit students of the Gardner Edgerton school district. The Kade Meyer Memorial Fund has been established to assist students needing financial support for their education after high school. An annual scholarship will be awarded to a GEHS senior(s) in Kade’s memory.
Kade Matthew Meyer was a happy and healthy second grader at Madison Elementary, when he tragically died at the age of 7 on Sept. 2, 2010, according to the website.
The Kade Meyer Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to Kade’s memory and is intended to honor graduates whose parent(s) is an employee of USD 231. The scholarship will be presented annually.
Each scholarship recipient is awarded a one-time $1,000 minimum scholarship. At the end of first grade, Kade was given the “compassion award” for his class and after his death his family learned of multiple acts that supported his distinction. Each scholarship applicant was asked to write about one or more specific examples of how they were compassionate towards another Gardner Edgerton High School student(s).
Scholarship eligibility consists of five requirements:
1. GEHS graduating senior
2. Attended GEHS 2 or more years including entire Senior year
3. Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
4. Be in good standing as it relates to discipline and attendance
5. Son or daughter of current USD 231 employee (employment minimum of one year)
More information is available on the Kade Meyer Facebook page.