Tomorrow we are taking 98,000 cards for the kids participating in The Rocket Games. They don’t have a website yet but here is some information about them.
There isn’t a website unfortunately. I am working on getting a Facebook page up. But Rocket Games is comparable to Special Olympics. Complex needs classrooms from around the county are invited to attend the all-day event. The students have a chance to run relays, walking and running races, wheelchair races, corn hole, basketball, softball, and many other events. There are game booths as well like mini-golf, planko, face painting, and a ring toss. The students earn ribbons for competing and get to indulge in free cotton candy, popcorn, and sno-cones.
The participants are paired with high school peer mentors for the day. This helps with teaching them correct social behavior, conversation, and other social skills needed to be successful after high school.
Vendors are set up for parents to come by and collect information. This includes places like Apple Patch, the local doctors, Physical therapists, occupational therapists, 7 Counties, etc.
- Kristen Worthingon
On top of all of the cards, we are donating this autographed Pete Rose shirt donated to us by Steve (@CINCYBOY1976)
Yesterday we packed up 25,000 cards (all baseball) and sent them to the Fort Hunt Little League in Virginia! This is the first time that we have ever done a “through the mail” donation so it’s a new step in our C4K Project, allowing us to donate to groups in a state that we can’t physically get to.
The boxes included cards from 1970 up to present, as well as several jersey cards, some autograph cards, a bunch of Washington Nationals cards including rookies of Stephen Stratsburg and Bryce Harper!
We will be adding these folks to our list of charities so head over and learn more about them- pick a charity and send them some money, I’m sure they will be happy!
We are working with a group in Shelby County, Kentucky that has the “Rocket Games” which is a day of games and fun with the Special Olympics in April. We are finalizing a donation of around 95,000 cards for Saturday. This donation will take care of the cards we picked up in Cincinnati and what we got through the mail….so it will bring our inventory to ZERO!
We are always honest and upfront, so our inventory isn’t exactly ZERO….but it is.
During the holidays, we worked with the Anderson County Sheriffs Department and made a pledge of 100,000 cards for their huge Safe Halloween in October, so we are “hoarding” those cards back in order to not disappoint the kids and to keep our pledge….other than that, we won’t have any cards after Saturday.
This project has gone on for 2.5 years because of YOU guys- while I still buy cards from time to time, I’m not a super collector but I will continue to put back cards for future donations, however, if you have commons or see someone trying to unload cards, let them know about us!
The more cards we get, the more cards we can give!
Thanks for all of the support over the last few years.
First, we would like to thank a couple of people for some great donations.
Chad Kerr of Spokane, WA send a huge box stuffed with some awesome stuff including newer basketball cards of folks like Shaq and Kobe!
Our buddy Greig of Willoughby, Ohio sent another envelope of cards!
Long time #C4KFamily member Brian Duensing of Lowell, IN sent another awesome donation of some really cool stuff; here are some pictures of the awesomeness!
Thanks again guys!!
We got up early and headed towards Cincinnati to donate 93,000 cards to kids in that area and to pick up three donations!
Our contact, Steve, will be taking this to places like Boys and Girls Club of Cincinnati an their local police department. We have donated to theses folks in the past and Steve has been a huge help with getting the cards out to the kids. It’s great to have a contact that knows that area and can really hit the places and help us out like that.
Captain Tom was nice enough to get me this autograph ball as a “thank you” for past donations- while we don’t do the donations for such gifts, it’s greatly appreciated and will look great on our shelf with other C4K stuff! Thanks Captain Tom!
Once we made the drop off, we headed to Queen City Sports Cards to pick up a donation from our buddy Hank, after that donation we headed to the local mall and picked up two additional large donations which loaded down our van pretty well.
We picked up a great donation from Gerry and Linda Conover which was loaded with bats, unopened packs, unopened sets and tons of awesome cards…here are just some of the stuff -
We also picked up a very large donation from Stephen Schomburg of Cincinnati. Since we picked up Mr. Schomburg’s donation first, his boxes were in the back and we haven’t even been able to get everything out and sorted yet but we’ll have pictures of those as soon as we can.
Thanks to everyone that made our day in Cincinnati and huge success and welcome to the #C4KFamily!!!