HCC Community Service 2018
HALLBROOK COUNTRY CLUB SWIM & DIVE-A-THON FOR HAPPY BOTTOMSHallbrook Country Club had a morning of fun swimming and diving to help others! We hosted a Swim & Dive-a-Thon to support Happy Bottoms on June 14, 2018.In the Kansas City area, an estimated 23,000+ children aren't receiving the diapers they need to be happy and healthy. Despite today’s best outreach efforts, diapers still remain an underserved area of need. Together our swimmers swam, lap after lap, and divers dove, dive after dive, to raise over $3900to help the local Happy Bottoms! The Ward Parkway Chick-Fil-A helped in the cause by bringing chicken biscuits to the swimmers and divers at the end of the event with a visit from the Chick-Fil-A-Cow...Eat More Chicken! To top it off, the kids had a water balloon fight to celebrate the most laps, dives and fundraising efforts! Thanks Hallbrook Swimmers & Divers for all the hard work! Thanks Chick-Fil-A! All the best to Happy Bottoms!
BHCC Community Service 2018
For the eighth year in a row, Blue Hills Country Club has chosen Bags of Fun KC/the Gabby Krause Foundation as their charity. This year, the swim and dive a thon raised over $3000 and over the 8 year period has raised over $16,000 for children who are fighting long term life threatening illnesses. BHCC is proud to be a part of this, helping to bring the power of play to children who cannot go to the pool, have sleepovers, birthday parties, and more because they are stuck in the hospital. This year, the bags of fun sponsored by Blue Hills Country Club will go to children of all ages who are spending their summer in the hospital being treated for cancer and other blood borne illnesses.
CCL Community Service 2018
Once again, the swimmers, divers and parents of Country Club of Leawood amazed us with their bigheartedness towards our chosen beneficiary, Operation Breakthrough. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our fundraising event due to bad weather. However, that did not stop our families from showing their generosity! Grocery bags full of food and toiletries as well as monetary donations flowed into the pool area all week long. For several days we could feel the excitement over giving back to a very worthy cause.
On Friday, June 22nd, several swim families drove up to Operation Breakthrough and unloaded three cars full of groceries and toiletries. We were able to stock their pantry, which is often bare this time of year due to a slow down in donations. When we were finished adding our donations it was overflowing with food and toiletries.
Founded in 1971, Operation Breakthrough is open 55 hours a week at 31st and Troost with a two-generation focus: School readiness and success for urban Kansas City children and emotional and financial stability for their parents. One in 5 children have been homeless at some point in the past year. More than 70% of enrolled families are living on earnings of less and $12,000 a year. More and 65% of children have witnessed violence before age 5. Yet, none of these children would call themselves “at-risk.” They are too busy reading, programming robots, growing vegetables, making friends, painting masterpieces and learning about everything from hydraulic energy to graphic design in our STEM lab – while their parents work or attend school. With just 40% of its budget coming from government sources, Operation Breakthrough relies on the kindness of the community to continue its work. An expansion project currently underway will increase enrollment from about 450 children to more than 700.
MCC Community Service 2018
Milburn Country Club hosted a Swim and Dive-A-Thon on June 9th. Team members completed their swim and diving pledges, enjoyed a pancake breakfast with Chris Cakes and a chance to pie their coaches. All proceeds went to support Bags of Fun KC, a local non profit charity, who brings the power of play to children who are fighting long term, life threatening illnesses.