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 $120,000 to help kids in need, with a focus on local charities right here in our own backyard.
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
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