Monday, May 22, 2017

Celebrating 20 Years Partnering with Students Run L.A. (SRLA)

At Keyes Honda, we are extremely proud of the outreach work the Honda Motor Company has done right here in Los Angeles, CA. For the past two decades, the Honda Motor Company has supported Students Run L.A’s (SRLA) mission of helping under-served middle and high school students realize their potential and plot a new course for their future by providing them with a life changing experience—training for and completing the 26.2 mile Los Angeles Marathon. For the 2017 race, the Honda Motor Company supported nearly 2,800 students. Through its 20-year partnership with SRLA, the Honda Motor Company has contributed more than $2 million to provide for student’s uniforms, nutrition, training, and scholarships. The program has been very successful, and each year more than 95 percent of the students who start the race, finish the full course, and nearly 100 percent of the high school seniors who finish the marathon graduate and seek higher education.

SRLA members participate in weekly training sessions for seven months prior to the Los Angeles Marathon, and complete the regimen with stronger confidence and higher self-esteem. At the end of the program, the Honda Motor Company hosts a ceremony in the students’ honor to celebrate their achievements. This year, 350 SRLA high school seniors, SRLA leaders, and volunteers gathered at the American Honda Motor Co., Inc. campus in Torrance, CA for the “Celebrating Dreams Graduation Event.”

To date, more than 63,000 students have participated in SRLA’s training program since its inception in 1989.

We congratulate these graduating seniors and all the graduating high school students across the country. If you are looking to buy your first car, or need a car for college, please stop by our Los Angeles, CA area Honda dealership. We have an extensive inventory of new and pre-owned Honda models and regularly offer Honda car dealer specials. We hope to see you soon. 

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