Joe Kocur Foundation For Children
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Our Mission

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The Joe Kocur Foundation For Children is dedicated to assisting families in need by partnering with the communities we serve.

About Us
Formed over a campfire in 2009, the Joe Kocur Foundation For Children has been assisting needy families and charities by developing events that are both family friendly and provide for an opportunity to interact with others in the community that value the spirit of giving.

Since the formation, the foundation has assisted local charities with the primary goal of focusing on families that need assistance either by financial means or logistical support. We are proud to have supported organizations such as The Wings of Mercy, Team Kendal Kidz, Orchard Children’s Service, FAR Conservatory, The Huron Valley Special Olympics, The Thin Blue Line, The Shannon Gaber-Silverthorn Scholarship and other charities.

In addition to charities, the foundation has spotlighted specific families in need. In 2010, the region was shocked to hear of the brutal death of young Dominick Calhoun and made the sweet young one the focus of the outing. In 2011, we were made aware of the passing of a bright light named Kendal Lividini and were proud to sponsor the event in her name. The 2013 event featured the theme “Play Like Jackson” in honor of Fenton youth Jackson Gangwer whom we lost at the age of 12 in April.

While the softball game, held in August of each year is the signature event, the foundation has sponsored other events. In December, 2012 a Benefit was held for the family of Officer Patrick O’Rourke, a West Bloomfield Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty. Through tremendous community support, the Foundation was able to sell out the Compuware Arena and put 7 Hall of Famers on the Ice to raise over $150,000.00 for the family.

Since Inception, through generous donations, the foundation has raised over $500k. The foundation is established in the State of Michigan as a 501(c)3 and does not maintain a payroll for any of the volunteers, Board Members, Officers or Directors. We appreciate your support!

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