Editors Note: The message below is from Cody Thompson of Kids2Carolina. One of the many charities in the Carolina community that truly touches my heart, Cody is nice enough to send Keeping It Heel periodic updates on the foundations progress and I want to share their wonderful story with our readers. I urge everyone visiting this site if you read one article here today, let it be this one, I promise you leave inspired.
First and foremost, I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a great start to 2013. Looking back on the year, Kids2Carolina feels like we had a great first year. We were able to send over 1400 kids to football games this past year. These are kids that traveled all across the state to come visit UNC, from southwest Virginia to Asheville and from Boone to Wilmington.
Our mission at Kids2Carolina is to enrich the lives of underprivileged youth by providing access to a world-class university and state of the art athletic venues. Through attending athletic events and experiencing a “Carolina Game day”, kids in our community will have the opportunity to be a part of a college setting, inspiring them to be on a path to higher education!
We felt that like that is a great start, but we are no where near satisfied. We could not have gotten this far without your contribution and we are grateful to have such passionate support.
This spring, we would like to send kids to Boshamer stadium to watch the #1 Baseball team in the land. We are currently nailing down
logistics with UNC but we are taking donations to help us get kids on to campus so that they can have a unique opportunity to visit a world class educational institution. If you are interested in donating please visit our website or contact me.
We also of course are accepting basketball and soon, baseball ticket donations which can be mailed to Kids2Carolina, P. O Box 9135 Chapel Hill 27514. These will either be given directly to kids or auctioned off and in turn the auction money will go to buying more tickets for kids.
We are also looking for anyone who would like to help support the program with their time and effort, please contact me if you have any would like to help out this spring!
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Topics: North Carolina Tar Heels