About Us

Kids for Kids CT was created for the sole purpose of teaching children in the Connecticut school system to raise money to donate to charities that help other children. Comprised of volunteers, Kids for Kids CT is affiliated with Glastonbury Basketball Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Our mission is to raise money through 3-on-3 basketball tournaments and other athletic functions allowing children to volunteer, organize, manage, and participate. The objective is to teach kids how to give back to the community and understand the concept of philanthropy. One hundred percent of the profits are donated to children-focused charities.

Our first annual fundraising basketball tournament was in March of 2013; more than 425 Glastonbury students participated, boys and girls in grades 3 – 12. Along with corporate and local sponsors, we raised $21,000 our first year. To date we have raised well over $100,000 to help kids in need, with a focus on local charities right here in our own backyard.

Our Management Team

Joe B. Smith  Co-Founder and Committee Member  |  President & CEO, Smith Brothers Insurance

Kieran Callahan  Co-Founder and Committee Member

Mike McCabe  Committee Member

Dave McKee  Committee Member

Leslie Mahland  Committee Member

Steve Hagel  Committee Member

Donna Shilke  Committee Member

Carol Pandiscia  Committee Member

Jim Sperling  Marketing  |  The Idea Factory