About: Reach for Kids is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization created in 2002 by the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), the collective bargaining unit representing the pilots who fly for United Parcel Service.

Over the past 25 years, our IPA Foundation and IPA Reach for Kids charities have donated over $7 million to local, national, and international children's charities!

RFK Mission: Through charitable events, RFK raises money to benefit children’s charities in the Louisville, KY area. This is one way in which the IPA and its members can give back to the community in which the IPA is headquartered.

2019 Reach for Kids Campaign to Benefit Kosair Charities, Home of the Innocents

Registration open for the Bowman Field 5k on the Runway!

Mark your calendars, the Bowman Field Run/Walk is Saturday, Oct. 5! Sponsored by IPA Reach for Kids (RFK), the family-friendly event is held during Bowmanfest, the annual Aviation & Military Heritage Festival (Oct. 5-6) at historic Bowman Field.

A portion of the run/walk proceeds, as well as our online auction, raffle, corporate sponsorships and direct donations, will benefit Kosair Charities and Home of the Innocents.

  • Kosair Charities supports over 200 pediatric agencies with funding for research, clinical services, healthcare and education
  • Home of the Innocents has served at-risk and medically fragile children in the Louisville area since 1880.

We are thrilled to raise money for these two vital agencies! To date, RFK has donated nearly $670,000 to local children's charities.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities or to make a donation, please contact Shelley Johnson at scjohnson@ipapilot.org or call 502-568-7201

Click the image to see our sponsors!