What is Rotary and who are some of the beneficiaries of this run?

Each year, our Rotarian-led community service committee receives applications from various charities for funding. The monies are distributed to the charities that are most in need of our help. Listed below are just some of the charities that have benefited in recent years from both monetary support and personal involvement from the Flower Mound Rotary Club.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million businesses, professionals and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are over 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races and creeds. As signified by the motto “Service Above Self”, Rotary’s main objective is service – in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world.

Since our first Rotary 5k, the Flower Mound Rotary Club has:

  • donated over $273,000 to local charities
  • given $40,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors
  • awarded $4500 to Marcus and Flower Mound High School students for our annual 4-Way speech contest
  • sponsored 36 high school students for RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) Camp for a total of over $30,000
  • given over $13,000 to support teachers from Flower Mound High School for the past 9 years to participate in RITE (a teacher exchange program with Mexico)
  • donated over $50,000 to various international projects
  • given over $10,000 to Rotary International's End Polio Campaign
    • American Cancer Society
    • American Diabetes Association
    • American Red Cross
    • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
    • Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts
    • Bridges Outreach of Denton County
    • Camp Summit
    • Camp RYLA
    • CASA of Denton County
    • Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County
    • Christian Community Action
    • Communities in Schools of North Texas
    • Flower Mound Children’s Theatre
    • Flower Mound Performing Arts Theatre
    • Flower Mound Public Library
    • Friends of the Family
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Hearts for Homes
    • Historical Park of Denton County
    • Lewisville ISD Education Foundation
    • Lewisville Lake Symphony
    • New Horizons Ranch for Children
    • PediPlace
    • Polio Plus
    • Rotarians For Fighting AIDS
    • Spirit Horse
    • Texas HOPE Literacy, Inc.
    • The Actors Conservatory Theatre
    • The Mound Foundation
    • Wheelchair Foundation
    • Youth and Family Counseling
    • YMCA

    Help support local charities.



    Flower Mound YMCA

    Cross Timbers YMCA, 2021 Cross Timbers Rd, Flower Mound, TX

    Thursday 12/1 - 8am-9pm
    Friday 12/2 - 8am-8pm
    Saturday 12/3 - Onsite at the Race - Bakersfield Park


    Thanks for your participation in the Reindeer Run and look forward to seeing you this weekend!