Countdown to Steps for SOS 2018




2018 is a special year for us at SOS Children’s Villages Florida as we celebrate

our 25th anniversary. Since opening our doors in 1993, we have served over 650

children giving them ​ the life each child deserves. It is through the engagement

and generous support from people like you that we can fulfill our mission to

provide a family-oriented community offering healing, hope, and home for

children, young adults, and families to become self-sufficient, contributing

members of society. Our mission is to provide a family-oriented community

offering healing, hope, and home for children, young adults, and families to

become self-sufficient, contributing members of society. With your help we

have been able to realize some outstanding outcomes.For the past 15 years in a

row, 100% of our high school students have graduated and received their high

school diplomas. 95% of these young people and received their high school

diplomas. 95% of these young people have gone to college or other form of

secondary education.



You spoke and we listened!!  We are starting our 5K run/walk

ONE HOUR LATER at 8:00 am in 2018 at beautiful Tradewinds Park in

Coconut Creek. The scenic route includes tree-shaded paths and a stable for

retired horses.This is an excellent opportunity for families, friends, co-workers, 

and every one of all fitness levels to come together, make a difference and help

provide a better life for our children. The route is certified and timed for runners,

and allows for a pleasant morning stroll for those who prefer a more leisurely

pace. This will allow for more of you to bring your friends and family and come out

to enjoy the event. Because this is our 25th Anniversary, you can expect a few

special commemorative items. The medal will be the focal point for top fundraisers

and runners, and the t-shirt will not be a "sleep shirt", but rather a wardrobe staple

available to everyone who fund raises $100 or more. Our Kids Zone will have

activities including a bounce house, face painting and crafts. Join our SOS

children and Alumni for an extraordinary event featuring FREE food, FUN, and

ENTERTAINMENT. Every step you take brings our boys and girls one step closer

to their dreams of success and happiness.




  Famous P. Rhodes is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing officer for

  Blue Greens Vacations. Mr Rhodes previously served as Vice President of Digital

  Marketing and Customer Experience for AutoNation from 2015-2017 and as Vice

  President of eCommerce for AutoNation from 2012 to 2015. Prior to joining

  AutoNation, Mr Rhodes served as Senior Director of Yahoo! Autos in 2012 and

  several leadership roles for eBay motors from 2007 to 2012, including Senior

  Director from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Rhode's experience prior to 2007 includes serving

                                as Executive Vice President of DXS Financial Services, LP, Vice President of

                       and Manager KPMG LLP. Mr.Rhodes holds a B.B.A in Management and

                                an M.B.A. Famous is married to Sheri L. Rhodes a fellow Texas A&M Alumni with

                                a Masters in Psychology.They have two children together in Famous and Celebre.


Find out more about SOS Children's Villages Florida

“We are a foster care community in Broward County focusing on keeping siblings

together when they are removed from their homes due to abandonment or

neglect. Your participation in this fundraising event helps us provide everything

our children 
need to have a have the childhood every child deserves.”


Teams and Walkers

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