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Rachelle Khalaf
Senior Manager, Media Relations
MEDIA: 713-442-4919
For Immediate Release

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Supports Alvin ISD Education Foundation as the Fun Run Title Sponsor for its 16th Annual Turtle Race


HOUSTON (Feb. 01, 2017) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is proud to be the Fun Run title sponsor for Alvin ISD Education Foundation 16th Annual Mustang Bayou Turtle Race on Saturday, Feb. 11 at National Oak Park in Alvin. This will be the fourth year for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic to serve as the title sponsor. The Kelsey-Seybold sponsored Fun Run will kick-off the days events at 9 a.m., followed by the Turtle Race at noon.

This year, the Kelsey-Seybold sponsored 5K Family Fun Run was officially certified and will be a timed race. Those interested in participating can​ register for the Fun Run by signing up online

"Alvin ISD is a dynamic learning organization and we are proud to support an institution that is dedicated to excellence right in our community," said John Lyle, Vice President of Operations, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

After the conclusion of the Fun Run, vendor booths will offer visitors a chance to meet and greet with local businesses. At the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic booth, participants will receive free health screenings, hourly door prizes and an opportunity to meet real physicians. KelseyBear will also be out and about meeting kids and families!

Later, the adopted turtles are dropped into Mustang Bayou from the bridge along the Tom Blakeney Hike and Bike Trail at National Oak Park in Alvin. The turtles race down the bayou to the finish line near the Adoue Street Bridge where they are scooped out and the winners determined.

Community members, parents, students and staff are all encouraged to adopt turtles for the race. Winners will receive a variety of prizes such as $1,500 travel voucher, $1,000 shopping spree, iPad and more! All proceeds from the Turtle Race benefit the students and teachers in the Alvin ISD through Innovative Teaching Grants, campus grants and scholarships for students, teachers and paraprofessionals.

Turtles can be adopted for $5 by filling out an adoption form, available at all Alvin ISD campuses, the Alvin ISD Central Administration Building, Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce, YMCA of Alvin, Alvin Community College and TDEC, Inc, as well as online at

About Alvin ISD Education Foundation

The Alvin ISD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) (charitable) organization established to create support for academic programs of the district. Money raised will be used to fund student achievement, and recognize and encourage staff excellence through innovative projects and ideas. The Foundation in collaboration with the community and the school district, supports a quality education for the District's students by generating and distributing resources to enrich, maintain, and expand programs to meet the District's mission of offering exemplary programs enabling all students to possess the ability to learn for the rest of their lives and become productive citizens. The Foundation recognizes the value of educational success for all students, therefore the Foundation will support and recognize staff for innovative efforts and exemplary performance, build community and alumni awareness, develop and enhance partnerships with employees, business and industry, and inspire parents, community and former students to participate and be involved in our schools.

About Kelsey-Seybold

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's renowned Texas Medical Center. More than 500 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 26 locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 55 medical specialties. The organization operates the largest freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center in the state of Texas and offers state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge radiation therapy technology at a nationally accredited Cancer Center. An accredited Sleep Center, comprehensive laboratory services, advanced imaging and diagnostics, 17 onsite Kelsey pharmacies, and MyKelseyOnline, a secure web portal, are part of its comprehensive offerings. Kelsey-Seybold partners with major insurers to offer value-based commercial health plans. KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area beneficiaries and affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has achieved the coveted 5-out-of-5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for five consecutive years.

Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Level 3 (highest) Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold has many physicians in the Greater Houston area certified for excellence in diabetes and heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, and Endoscopy Center.