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Friends of the The Kelly Foundation recently gathered for our first official fundraising event – Bowl For A Goal! on Sept. 24 at Mahall’s 20 Lanes in Lakewood.
Bowling team registration began at 4:30 pm and the event officially kicked off at 5:00 pm. A general admission ticket included food, drinks, and open bowling. The event also featured a team bowling tournament; the winning team of four was The Bowling Stones.
Through the many generous donations from local businesses and individuals; Bowl for A Goal also featured a Chinese raffle with great prizes and a 50/50 raffle. We also introduced and had on sale our brand new KF t-shirts, which also are available on our website. www.thekellyfoundation.gives
Finally, live music by singer/guitarist Jim Riley, who provided great entertainment throughout the evening. Friends came, they bowled, they won, and had a wonderful time!
Thanks to all of your support through ticket sales, donations, raffles, etc. After all expenses were cleared, we raised more than $3,000 for charity! This event’s aim was to raise funds to support children’s literacy programs and the Board of Directors has decided to donate funds to the following organizations:
The Literacy Fund
Pi Beta Phi Foundation
Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank
Improving literacy opportunities for kids is a critical need locally and nationally. National Education Association data shows almost two-thirds of low-income families have no books for children in their homes; a majority of pre-school and after-school programs in low-income areas have few, but not enough children’s’ books. We know that when adults read to kids, those kids can recognize sounds and letters faster, and are much better able to learn and succeed when they get older. We believe every young child should have access to early learning, which is why we’re supporting these two charities.
As many of you know Kelly’s birthday is September 27th and it is no coincidence that the event was held on the Saturday closest to her birthday. As stated before the purposes of this organization are to honor Kelly and to make the world a better place. The success of the event and all the fun everyone had certainly honored Kelly. The donations that will be made will help make the world a better place. Again, thank you everyone who contributed and everyone who attended and we can’t wait to see you at our next event.
Shrouded in a cloud of mystery and suspense, the closest family and friends of Kelly Kramer gathered at The Copper Cup party room, in Westlake, Ohio anxiously waiting to hear why they were there. Their invitations only described an event that was “In honor of Kelly Ann Kramer” but gave no additional details to the evenings events. It was the evening of Saturday, February 27, 2016 and the guests began arriving at 6:00 pm. The crowd jovially sipped drinks, snacked on the delicious heavy appetizers, and conversed about the latest happenings in their lives. As the evening continued, the guests (while still enjoying themselves), started to become restless as the anticipation of the evening grew.
Shortly after 7:00 pm, Dennis Kramer and Adam Taseff proceeded to the front of the room to begin a short presentation that would clarify the purpose of the evening’s event and hopefully start something that would impact the world for the better … the big moment was here! Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to
The Kelly Foundation, a foundation that will work to better the world in many ways and honor a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, niece, friend, and so much more. A foundation that will strive to make the world a better place by rewarding difference makers, organizations, and anyone seeking a better world and society for all.
Please check out pictures of the evening below. A link to the unveiling presentation that further explains what The Kelly Foundation is all about can also be found below.
A friends and family balloon release was held on August 3, 2015 to remember Kelly. Many came out to share stories, laugh, eat and remember Kelly in a setting she would have loved. Although not an official foundation event, it help inspire the culture and direction that we have strived to become. Check out a few moments from the event below.