Whew! It’s been a very busy year for The Kyle Pease Foundation – and, as we wind down, there are a few wheels still turning.
On September 13th, The Jake hosted their 5th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting The Kyle Pease Foundation. It was a perfect day on the course with over 60 golfers at Horseshoe Bend Golf Course. Click HERE to see pictures from this spectacular day.
Bowling with KPeasey will be on November 10th this year. At the event, we will announce the winner of the Jake Vinson Family Grant. The Jake Vinson Family Grant is intended for individuals and families who are experiencing disability and are looking to enhance their quality of life through resources that may not be readily available or financially unattainable.
“The grant means a tremendous amount to our family,” said Jake’s mom, Amy Vinson. “KPF allowed Jake to participate in a sport that he would not have had an opportunity otherwise. The grant is symbolic of our ability to share with other very deserving athletes and allows Jake’s memory to live on and hopefully inspire others.”
In addition to the award presentation, the bowling party offers an opportunity for all our athletes to mingle, eat and enjoy a lowkey, no-sweat activity!
When asked what his favorite bowling memory was, Kyle offered, “I have so many favorite memories of our bowling event. My overall favorite memory of bowling is celebrating our athletes and family’s accomplishments over the year.”
“I’m super honored that Jake’s legacy is felt during this process,” he continued. “I’m thankful for the Vinson family and our wonderful committee.”
As we head towards 2020, we focus on the Boston Marathon in which the foundation’s own athlete/volunteer team, Lizzy Kirksey and Gordie Powellwill participate in the iconic tradition. We wish them luck on the road to Boston and can’t wait to celebrate with the #BostonPeaseParty
With the Marine Corps Marathon quickly approaching, it’s easy to forget that there’s one more race on the calendar. The holidays are about spending time with friends and family. On Thanksgiving Day morning, the KPF family will be in the streets again, participating in the Atlanta Thanksgiving Day Half-marathon, ending the racing season in true KPF fashion.
Speaking of fashion, we’ve got new swag! There will be new KPF wear coming out in October. All purchases will go towards supporting chair athletes. For more information on this, check our store on October 1st.
We appreciate all of our athletes and volunteers and look forward to seeing you soon!