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Each year Motion for Kids provides an annual holiday party for up to 3,000 St. Louis area children in the foster care system, or those whose lives have been severely impacted by the criminal justice system. The 2016 event, held on December 10 at Chaifetz Arena, was co-sponsored and organized by The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Saint Louis Bar Foundation, Saint Louis University, Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Isaac Bruce Foundation.

Motion for Kids partners with local support organizations to identify the children invited to attend the holiday party. Those children are matched up with sponsors from the St. Louis legal community (lawyers, judges, paralegals, office administrators, law students, legal secretaries, and their families). Each sponsor is asked to purchase and wrap two gifts (totaling $30) chosen from the child’s wish list. Gifts are distributed during the party, to which the children and their families are invited. Holiday party activities include: photos and autographs with sports figures and cheerleaders, arts & crafts stations, games, books, photos with Santa Claus, refreshments, and live entertainment.

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