Squire Patton Boggs was recently recognized at the Kickstart Kids’ 29th Annual Boots & Black Belts Gala with the Chuck and Gena Norris Character Award. The award was presented in person by Chuck Norris and Gena Norris, in recognition of the Firm’s pro bono services to the Kickstart Kids Foundation.
The Character Award is given each year to outstanding individuals or groups which epitomize the Kickstart Kids character values of honesty, loyalty, courage, discipline, respect, dedication, kindness, and responsibility. Recipients are chosen for their positive impact on the communities they serve.
Squire Patton Boggs has supported Kickstart Kids with pro bono legal services for nearly thirty years. Squire Patton Boggs partner Mike Forshey commented, “Our firm is incredibly honored to receive this recognition and to play a part in furthering Kickstart Kid’s important mission of instilling character values in young people so they have the confidence and skills to be the best version of themselves.”
Founded in 1992 by Chuck Norris, Kickstart Kids is a Texas Education Agency recognized, in-school physical education program that teaches character through karate to middle and high school students. Currently, the program is in 60 schools throughout Texas, serving approximately 8,000 students every school day. Since its inception, the program has impacted the lives of over 105,000 students, with many of them graduating from college.
Squire Patton Boggs has made the development and delivery of legal services to those in need its top pro bono priority. The firm’s legacy is grounded in efforts to work with local organizations to provide legal services in the communities in which we live and work.