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It's Never Been Just A Game

Quirky outfits & uniforms.  Creative team names.  Hyper-competitive individuals and teams.  Lots of laughs.  A ton of smiles.  Some people came to have a good time.  Some came just to watch.  Some came to win.  In the end, everyone came in the spirit of a united cause.  

 

On Saturday, June 7, the first annual Global Kids Arkansas Dodgeball Fundraiser was held in the Henderson Middle School gymnasium.  Twelve teams competed in a round-robin style tournament, with Team One Thumbs Up prevailing as the winner, and Team Impact coming in second place.  The event, promoted primarily through social media (#ItsNeverBeenJustAGame) and word-of-mouth, drew a turn out of 175 people.  In conjunction with a related HP raffle contest, close to $9,000 was raised in support of the Global Kids Arkansas initiative.  

 

Global Kids Arkansas would like to thank all teams, spectators, donors, and sponsors who participated in this event.  A special thank you goes out to the following:

It's always nice to see people come out and have good, clean fun.  It's beautiful when it's done for a cause.  Jokes were flying.  Laughs belted.  Smiles abounded.  Teams came out and competed hard.  Money and awareness was raised.  And it was all not in vain.  The money raised from this event will fund a program that will potentially change the worldview of a child.  That changed worldview will spark a mind.  That sparked mind will ignite a passion.  That ignited passion will fuel a cause.  That cause will potentially change a community, a city, a state, a nation, and, potentially, the world.  

 

For this reason... "It's never been just a game."  

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We've Teamed With KYE-YAC

KYE-YAC Foundation has joined the movement to bring Global Kids:  Global Gateways Summer Institute to Arkansas in 2014.  Kye Masino, it's founder, is standing with Piph below.  Good things acoming...

KYE & Piph

Learn more about KYE-YAC on their site or facebook.

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Focused and Still At It...

Hello everyone.  Just a quick update to let you know that we're still around and working to make GKAR happen for the summer of 2014.  We're currently in talks w/ potential sponsors, structuring more fundraising events, and strengthening the team to make this a reality; so if you don't see posts as regular, it's just because we're working behind-the-scenes.  Still, if you need to reach us, don't hesitate to contact us through our "Contact" page.  And of course, you can always make a donation HERE. Thank you and talk to you soon.

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End of the "100k in 15 Days" Run

Welp, $10,000 raised in 15 days for Global Kids Arkansas. (I just threw in $22 to round off.) Basically, an eventful 2 weeks of fundraising. Didn't make the ultimate goal in time for 2013, but raised quite a bit and formed some promising partnerships, so aint much changed as we're now just going for 2014. Preciate all the help, the donors, and esp. the core squad (I owe ya'll lunch on ya'll or something). Anyway, get a chance, still drop some duckets in there for the kids as the grind continues. In due time though. I'll fully update ya'll soon. Preciate it all. #GKAR #yay

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Day 4

Began day #4 w/ $2005.00.  Not bad, but still time to #work. Click to donate below...

Online fundraising for Global Kids Arkansas (#GKAR)

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