GOLD GLOVE CHARITIES
"KO Cancer" Counter
Help PutOut Pediatric Cancer!

GGC/Wingnuts Calendar
Now Available!

GGC is happy to announce that the 1st ever GGC/Wingnuts calendar is now available to buy! The calendar runs from August 2017 thru July of 2018, and features 23 of the toughest kiddos we have ever met!  Grab yours today by clicking on the  GGC Store tab across the top bar!

Tanganyika/Wingnuts Discount Card
Schlitterbahn/T-Bones Discount Card
Now available!  Big savings at a few of Wichita's and Kansas City's favorite tourist spots!  Save big money at Tanganyika Wildlife Park and the Wichita Wingnuts with exclusive offers tailored to Gold Glove Charities' supporters!  Or, if in the KC area, the savings extend to Schlitterbahn and the KC T-Bones!  

​Cards are just $10, and offers unlimited savings, as you can use your card over and over throughout the 2017 season!
Gold Glove Charities Announces Partnership with Title Boxing Club - West Wichita

GGC is pleased to partner with Title Boxing Club - West Wichita on their 1st Annual "KO" CANCER fundraiser set for Saturday/Sunday, June 10 - 11.  The event will begin at 6pm on the 10th and run until 6am on the 11th.  

Individuals will Captain a team that they recruit to box rounds of 3 minutes per round continuously throughout the night.  After each round, there is a 1 minute break.  Teams can come in waves of small groups to knock out blocks of time, or can all come at one time and rotate throughout the night.  

Each team member is asked to raise donations for their team, and a minimum of $3 per round is required per Team bag.  That is equal to $540 per bag for the entire 12-hour event.  

During the evening, there will be drawings, a silent auction, food, beverages, music, entertainment and a celebrity bag, that will feature some of Wichita's most notable community members.  There will also be prizes for various competitions, including most money raised, most individual rounds boxed, most consecutive individual rounds boxed and more.  To captain a bag, please contact Mike at 816.260.0016 or Andrea at 316.670.6181.   
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Gold Glove Charities logo'd Rawlings Power Fit Runner's Hoodies in 2 colors and 2 designs are now available to purchase.  Help support GGC!

​To order, click on the GGC Store tab across the top bar.

GGC Forms Relationship with Prominent Pediatric Cancer Oncologist

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Gold Glove Charities is extremely fortunate and proud to have formed a wonderful and caring relationship with Wichita's most prominent pediatric cancer oncologists, Dr. David Rosen.  Dr. Rosen, and his nurse Kim Rosen, are the most caring professionals in the field.  

"Dr. Rosen's office is one of Love, Caring, Compassion, Laughter and SO much more", states GGC Founder MIke Martin.  "This is the setting that we have craved to bring our mission to, and was worried that it may not exist."

GGC is planning on bi-monthly visits to Dr. Rosen's beginning in 2017.  

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GGC Partners w/ Goodcents for Christmas

Goodcents Bonner Springs and Topeka has teamed with GGC to help put custom made "Gorillas in Their Mitts" this Christmas season. There are many different donation possibilities with different incentives. For example, with a $30 donation, you will sponsor a gorilla for a child, AND receive a small party tray (a $29.99 value), along with 20 raffle tickets to win one of many prizes, including a suite to the GGC Night at the T-Bones (a $1,000 value). That will be tickets for 25 people in a suite, AND a Goodcents catered tailgate party, as well as concert tickets to the post game concert. Game date and performer TBA. Many other giving opportunities, so please check out the flyer. Thank you to Goodcents, Michael Brown, Pam Kirkpatrick, Brandon Graham and all of the managers for making this happen! Last year, GGC donated 76 gorillas to Ronald McDonald House Wichita and Kansas City, along with some individuals, and we hope to SHATTER that total this year. 

If you would like to donate to help put a Gorilla in the Mitts of a child at Christmas, feel free to hit the donate button, or click on the GGC Store tab at the top of the home page.  

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"Gorillas in Their Mitts" Program
The "Gorillas in Their Mitts" Program is designed to provide pediatric cancer patients with custom made stuffed Western Lowland Gorillas at Christmas.  Each Gorilla purchased will be delivered by Gold Glove Charities to area hospitals the week before Christmas.  The Gorilla is a symbol of STRENGTH which is a direct reflection of the STRENGTH these kids and their families exhibit daily.  If you would like to purchase a Gorilla for a pediatric cancer patient, please click on the GGC Store tab on the top bar, contact Mike at mike@goldglovekc.org or at 816-260-0016.  

Sporting KC Helps GGC Honor Logan Chapin
as Part of Colts vs. Cancer Night

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As the final touches to the Colts vs. Cancer night that began on Friday, September 23, Sporting KC invited Logan Chapin and family out to Swope Village to watch a Sporting KC training session.  Included for Logan was plenty of pictures, autographs and wonderful memories.  Logan and her family were also guests of Sporting for the season finale!  

​Logan and Zusi

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Jake Fouts FUNdraiser an Overwhelming Success!

On Saturday, October 29, former KC Royals great Willie Wilson sat at Goodcents in Bonner Springs  signing autographs, taking pictures and telling stories to help benefit Gold Glove Charities and Jake Fouts.  Fouts, a Basehor, Ks native, is bravely battling brain cancer.  

Later that evening, Willie joined HUNDREDS of Jake's friends and family at the Edwardsville Community Center to help raise money for the Fouts family.  There was an amazing chain of support and presence at the FUNdraiser, which netted over $14,000!    
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Highlights from Gold Glove Charities Night at the T-Bones

  1. Jacob Sprinkle Receives Gift from GGC and the T-Bones
    Jacob Sprinkle Receives Gift from GGC and the T-Bones
    As testament to the the phrase "T=Bones Care", Jacob Sprinkle was presented with a berber blanket prior to the game. The T-Bones players, coaches, staff and front office wrote personal messages to Jacob on the blanket.
  2. Fist Bumps for Jacob!
    Fist Bumps for Jacob!
    Meeting up with family friend and T-Bone's staff member Matt Fulks, Jacob Sprinkle is more than happy to exchange a fist bump!
  3. Jacob Sprinkle Exchanges Lineup Card with Sioux Falls Manager
    Jacob Sprinkle Exchanges Lineup Card with Sioux Falls Manager
    As part of the GGC Night at the T-Bones, Jacob Sprinkle exchanged line-up cards with the Sioux Falls Canaries manager at home plate.
  4. Willie Wilson with the Sprinkle Family
    Willie Wilson with the Sprinkle Family
    Former KC Royal great was in attendance to help honor Jacob Sprinkle. Willie signed autographs and took photokkks with friends and family.
  5. Casi Joy Performs at Tailgate Concert
    Casi Joy Performs at Tailgate Concert
    Smithville, MO native Casi Joy participates in Gold Glove Charities Night at the T-Bones by holding a tailgate concert prior to the game. Casi also sang the National Anthem and participated in a charity autograph signing in the Meat Locker.

GGC Night Tickets Now Available!

GGC Night Authentic Jerseys Now Available!
Gold Glove Charities is now offering, for a very limited time, authentic jerseys exactly like the ones the T-Bones will be wearing on the field Sep. 3rd!  These jerseys will don the #79 which is GGC's staple number.
Jerseys are available for only $35, and will be offered for order until August 1st.   

Gold Glove Charities is pleased to announce that tickets for GGC Night are now available for purchase.  GGC Night at the T-Bones is Sep. 3 in Kansas City.  The night includes a tailgate concert, cookout and special appearances by Willie Wilson and the Marlins Man.  If you have any questions, please contact Mike at 816-260-0016 or mike@goldglovekc.org.  

To purchase tickets, click on the GGC Store tab across the top of the page. 

Amazing GGC Statue Complete!

WOW!  The GGC Logo statue looks absolutely amazing, thanks to Fernando Aguayo.  Fernando, an incredible wood and acrylic artist, made this statue as part of his Artspiration Collection, working tirelessly for over 4 weeks to complete the piece.  The heart is made of alternating wood and acrylic slices.  Buried inside the heart is a strand of LED lights, that illuminate the heart.  The heart alone is over 3' tall and wide, and weighs well over 150 pounds.  Fernando will show off his pieces at GGC's Awareness Nights in both Wichita (June 4) and Kansas City (Sep. 3).  

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GGC & T-Bones to Honor Area Youth

Please join us in honoring Hayden Hand, a young man from the Basehor community who is fighting cancer. GGC has teamed with the KC T-Bones to retire Hayden's own T-Bones jersey for the night and throw out the first pitch. The ceremony will take place at the KC T-Bones game this Saturday, May 21. Game time is 7:05pm, but everyone should be in the stadium by 6:30pm. To order tickets, click on the GGC Store tab at the top, and choose the Hayden Hand Jersey Retirement  Night logo.  If you have problems, please call Mike at 816-260-0016.

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Marlins Man Joins GGC Night at the T-Bones!

"Comfortable"@ CommunityAmerica - Marlins Man will occupy the front row!

Join GGC and Marlins Man on Sep. 3rd at CommunityAmerica Ballpark for "Gold Glove Charities Night"!  Early plans include a tailgate concert, cookout, T-Bones game honoring Pediatric Cancer patients and families, and much, much more!  Ticket link will be added soon!  Check back for more details.
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Partners with Wichita Wingnuts
 
GGC is pleased to announce a partnership for the 2016 baseball season.  First on tap is a concert at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium featuring CW sensation The Band Perry.  The concert is set for Saturday, April 23rd, time TBA.  To order tickets, click on the BUY Tickets link to the left. 
 
Then, on Saturday, June 4, GGC will host it's first Gold Glove Charities Night including theme jerseys, silent auction, pre-game cookout and much more.  Tickets will be available soon!

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Casi Joy Joins GGC Night at the T-Bones!
GGC is excited to announce that on Saturday, September 3rd, KC Metro area singer/songwriter Casi Joy will appear during the Gold Glove Charities Night at the T-Bones! Casi, who just recently released her 1st album, will perform live at the tailgate party prior to the game, and then sing the National Anthem on the field.  It is an honor to have Casi join GGC!    
GGGC Forms Partnership with Joplin Blasters
 
On December 15, 2015 Gold Glove Charities and the Joplin Blasters of the American Association agreed in principle to co-sponsor a Gold Glove Charities Night in June of 2016 in Joplin, Missouri.  GGC  and the Blasters will team up with a local hospital in the Joplin area where the proceeds will go to help benefit their pediatric cancer unit.  The GGC Night is scheduled for Saturday, June 18th, and will feature theme jerseys, silent auction, pre-game Strength Walk and much more!  Check back soon for more details!   

   Gorillas Delivered to CMH, RMH

 EDW, BSE, DRE and Haysville Campus Middle School Raise Money to Sponsor Gorillas

The 1st annual "Gorillas in Their Mitts" program started by Gold Glove Charities in 2015 was a HUGE success due to the students and staff at Edwardsville Elementary, Delaware Ridge Elementary and Bonner Springs Elementary along with Bonner Springs High School's Key Club, Goodcents of Bonner Springs and Haysville Middle School's Junior National Honor Society.  All together, over 75 Gorillas were delivered to Children's Mercy Hospital of KC and the Ronald McDonald House of Wichita.  Students in the USD 204 schools sold "Braves Care" bracelets, while Campus Middle School JNHS members sold candy canes, while Goodcents of BS held a Dine2Donate that benefited GGC.  
GOODCENTS PARTNERSHIP
 
GGC has parntered with Goodcents of Bonner Springs to help "PutOut" Pediatric Cancer!  On the 3rd Thursday of each month Goodcents will donate a percentage of sales from 4:00 - 9:00pm to GGC.  
 
Goodcents also participated in GGC's "Gorillas in Their Mitts" program.  On Thursday, December 17th, Goodcents donated a percentage of their day's sales to help "sponsor" WebKinz Gorillas that were donated to Children's Mercy Hospital's Pediatric Cancer Unit in time for Christmas.  Each gorilla came with a GOLD ribbon embroidered arm band as a show of support.
 
 
Gold Glove Charities holds various fundraising events throughout the year, all dedicated to the CURE!  Gold Glove Week, which is Gold Glove Charities' signature event, includes a silent auction, a charity signing event by former MLB Gold Glove Award winners, % of sales business donations, and much more.  Join forces with Gold Glove Charities and "Help PutOut Pediatric Cancer!"

Who we are

Gold Glove Charities is an organization dedicated and committed to raising research money to help CURE pediatric cancer.  Too many young lives have been cut short to NOT be part of the solution!  Gold Glove KC's mission is to "PutOut Pediatric Cancer!" 

What we do

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