Before football fans began feasting on chicken wings and chips Sunday, some of them took part in the Super Bowl 7k race in downtown San Antonio.
With plenty of football flare, the annual race benefits children in need of transplants. 1,500 runners showed up for the cause and ran through the King William neighborhood along the River Walk.
The race benefits the local non-profit organization Transplants for Children, which has helped San Antonio families for about 27 years.
“We've served over 5,000 individuals meaning the transplant child, siblings, family,” said the organization's Stacie Almager.
KSAT spoke with a father-son team who said they know first-hand just how important the cause is to the community
Zachary Krimbill was born with kidneys that were too small.
"But they worked just enough to get me through the age of 15, and when they finally failed, I had this guy right here give me a kidney,” said Zachary.
“When we found out that I was eligible and compatible to give him a kidney, there was no question in our minds that I would be the one to give him a kidney,” said Jerry Krimbill, Zachary’s father.
That's what brought the Krimbills and others out for the race Sunday. They crossed the finish line with the hope to help those waiting for a crucial transplant.
“I can’t say how much Transplants for Children did for me,” said Zachary. “Most of these people visited me in the hospital… it’s just incredible.”
To find out more, visit Transplants for Children’s web site.