The 2012 Ks for Kids Campaign is wrapping things up with a final appeal through June 15. Northeast Texas Community College Eagles baseball made it to the regional playoffs after clinching the NJCAA Region XIV Eastern Zone title. They pushed the strikeout count to 497, combined with Eagles Softball’s effort, which ended in regular season play. The combined “K-Kount” goal between both teams was 500.
The proceeds, raised through pledges per strikeout, one time donations and business and organization sponsorships, will benefit the Women and Children’s Center at Titus Regional Medical Center. So far, the campaign has raised about $86,000 in the 2011 and 2012 campaigns.
“We have had several individual pledges and donations come in and some major sponsorships, but we are hoping this final push will draw in more support to help us meet our goal for this year,” said Gordon Hall, executive director of the Titus Regional Medical Foundation, which is facilitating the fundraising effort in partnership with the NTCC.
Ks 4 Kids mini bats will be available for a limited time to donors who give at least $25. The Foundation will have a table set up in the TRMC Mall lobby Thursday, May 31 and Mon. June 4 from 9-11 a.m. and at the TRMC cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
“It has been an exciting campaign and we were thrilled to have Jay Terry and the Eagles Softball team involved with us this year along with Josh Stewart and the baseball team,” Hall said.
The 2012 campaign will provide funding for:
· An additional radiant warmer bed for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) equipped with integrated resuscitation and monitoring features.
· New waiting room furniture and amenities that will give families a much-improved area to gather while waiting on news of their family member.
· New furniture for the pediatric and labor & delivery rooms, including chairs that recline to provide family members with more comfort when staying with their loved ones overnight.
· Additional games for the new video game library, which was provided during Ks 4 Kids 2011 to provide play therapy options for pediatric patients.
The major sponsorships so far include the Titus Regional Medical Auxiliary, which gave at the campaign’s highest level, The Perfect Game, at more than $20,000 and The Pediatric Clinic, giving at The Starter level with a $2,000 donation.