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Kampgrounds of America, Inc. Champions Children’s Cancer Care with $28K Fundraiser at Annual Golf Event

In a remarkable show of community spirit and commitment to a noble cause, Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) has once again demonstrated its unwavering support for children battling cancer. The organization successfully hosted its second annual Fore the Kids golf tournament, raising $28,000 for Care Camps.

Care Camps, a dedicated non-profit, has been at the forefront of offering children affected by cancer and their families a chance to experience specialized oncology summer camps. These camps provide a therapeutic escape, allowing children to find hope and healing amidst nature. With the funds raised by KOA, Care Camps will be able to further its mission and touch more lives.

The event, held in Billings, saw an overwhelming turnout and support from local sponsors. Leading the charge was EEC, a design and building firm, which took on the role of the title sponsor. Their support was bolstered by other major contributors including Merrill Lynch, Altana Federal Credit Union, Bretz RV, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Langlas Associates, and Intermountain Health.

Toby O’Rourke, president and CEO of KOA, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the community and sponsors. “Through this golf tournament, not only did we foster community spirit, but we also made a tangible difference in the lives of children with cancer,” O’Rourke said.

The fundraising figures from the tournament are testament to the community’s generosity. While the event itself raised $14,000, the Kampgrounds of America Foundation took a step further. In a gesture showcasing solidarity and support, the foundation matched the amount, effectively doubling the positive impact on Care Camps.

The golf tournament was also designed to offer participants a unique experience. Interactive holes, replicating activities that children might engage in at summer camp, were a highlight. From tie-dying golf towels to a marshmallow driving contest, the essence of what KOA stands for was evident throughout the event.

Kama Humphrey, director of events at KOA, reflected on the significance of the event. “This event was more than just a fundraiser; it was a testament to the power of collective compassion and action,” Humphrey remarked.

For the campground industry, events like these highlight the potential of the outdoor hospitality sector to rally around meaningful causes. By supporting initiatives like Care Camps, the industry not only enhances its community image but also underscores the therapeutic value of outdoor experiences.

Those interested in supporting Care Camps or seeking more information can visit their official website at carecamps.org.

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February 25, 2024 4:52 am

Absolutely heartwarming to hear about the success of the Fore the Kids golf tournament! The funds raised will make a real difference for children battling cancer through Care Camps’ summer programs. The interactive holes at the event added a fun twist and connection to KOA’s mission. So inspiring to see communities come together for such a meaningful cause. Let’s continue to support these initiatives!

Emily Taylor
Emily Taylor
February 25, 2024 3:00 pm

The triumph of KOA’s Fore the Kids golf event highlights the inspiring unity and kindness that uplifts children facing cancer. With themed holes adding joy, the fundraiser not only supported Care Camps but also created lasting memories. It’s heartwarming to see communities band together for this noble cause and bring smiles to those in need.

March 15, 2024 10:11 pm

I’m really curious about the interactive activities at the Fore the Kids golf event that made it so special! 🤔 It’s heartwarming to see the community coming together to support children with cancer. I’m eager to know more about KOA’s future plans to continue this fantastic initiative with Care Camps! 😊


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