Texas A&M University Kingsville will host of the fourth annual Ties and Tennis Shoes Memorial Fun Run, this Friday.
The event begins at 5 p.m. with the adult 5K, adult 10K and child one-mile level run starting at 6 p.m.
There will also be entertainment
In 2013 a student committee created a 5k fun run to celebrate the legacy of Dr. James Robertson Jr.
A playful name of Ties and Tennis Shoes was coined, to commemorate the professional, playful and driven nature Dr. Robertson showed.
The student committee created two scholarships in the name of Dr. Robertson. ent at the event with a family friendly festival including a kid zone, live music, wellness education, health screenings and refreshments.
Money received from the fun run is used to reach the $50 thousand endowment limit needed to begin distributing scholarships to students.
Seventy percent of the proceeds earned from the event will be put into the Dr. James Robertson Jr. Make a Difference Scholarship and the other 30 percent goes into the Dr. James Robertson Jr. Memorial Endowment Scholarship.
Robertson passed away in 2012 due to pneumonia complications. According to the official page dedicated to the legacy of Robertson on the Irma Lerma Rangel A&M Pharmacy website different classes have had special words to share about Dr. Robertson.
“Dr. Robertson was an inspiration to the students of the Rangel College of Pharmacy. From the way he spoke, to his dress style, Dr. Robertson was someone to look up to,” said a member of the Class of 2015
“ I will always remember Dr. Robertson as a mentor who brought out the best in each of his students. He helped shape us into the professionals we have become,” said a member of the Class of 2013.