Supporting CYITML

SUPPORTER SPOTLIGHT: Max Utsler

Name: Max Utsler Occupation: Associate Professor, University of Kansas, School of Journalism and Mass Communication   You’re the curriculum committee chairman for our ACES Leadership Program. ACES, which stands for Achieving Character Enrichment for Success, is a mentoring program for 12-15 high school students that we’re launching in August. But you’ve been hearing about the foundation for the last year or so. What made you want to get involved, and to do so in such … Read more

SUPPORTER SPOTLIGHT: Bill Regan

    Name: Bill Regan Occupation: Director of Development, Coldwater of Lee’s Summit You’ve been a “C” You In The Major Leagues supporter since 2016, largely as a volunteer and a sounding board. What made you want to get involved? Bill Regan: It is time to get off the bench and get in the game…CYITML is for the young men and boys in our communities who are growing up in “fatherless environments”…without the guiding love … Read more

SUPPORTER SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Elbie Loeb

  Name: Dr. Elbie Loeb Occupation: Retired Physician   You’ve been a “C” You In The Major Leagues supporter since 2015, when the foundation was still relatively young. What made you want to get involved? Dr. Elbie Loeb: I previously volunteered for Operation Breakthrough, working with inner city preschool children — I think that this organization is a continuation in helping to lift the children from poverty. I know it helps their self-esteem in building … Read more

SUPPORTER SPOTLIGHT: Mike Trigg

Name: Mike Trigg Occupation: Investment Management Mike, your introduction to “C” You In The Major Leagues was similar to a lot of people. Yet different. You invited Dayton to speak to your company, WCM Investment Management, which is how many people first hear about the foundation. But you’re not based here in Kansas City; you’re in California. What made you want to bring Dayton to Laguna Beach to speak with your group, which, coincidentally, was … Read more

Supporter Spotlight: 2017 Impact

At least once a month during 2018 — generally on the first Friday of each month — we’re going to have a “Supporter Spotlight” for one of our weekly blog posts. A supporter is anyone who’s well, supporting people in need in Kansas City through “C” You In The Major Leagues. One month it may be a written Q&A with a volunteer. The next month it could be a video interview with a donor. We’re … Read more

2017 was a year of TEAM

As we close out 2017 and look ahead to 2018, we want to thank you for your support of “C” You In The Major Leagues. Whether you’ve donated your money or your time, you’ve been vital to changing lives in Kansas City in 2017. You’ve undoubtedly heard the acronym TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More. Usually TEAM is preached by countless coaches across the country, but away from sports, perhaps nowhere is that acronym more evident … Read more

“C” You At The “K” was a great success

The young man sheepishly walked up to me on his way to the buffet. He almost whispered when he asked, “Mr. Fulks, are we able to go through the line only one time or can I eat a little more food?” “Yes, please, go through as many times as you like! We want you guys to eat until the food is gone.” That may seem like a very basic conversation to many, but it’s one … Read more

MTAS 2.0 is here!

Occasionally, I’m asked for “secrets” of writing a book. Although this isn’t necessarily what people are looking for, here’s a trade secret: most authors don’t go into a book project, particularly nonfiction, with the idea of adding new chapters and updating it for a re-release. On the contrary, speaking for myself, writing a book is usually so draining, mentally and physically, that I don’t even want to think about the subject again until the book … Read more

Thank you for a great 2015!

Thank you. Two simple words that many of us don’t say enough. Today marks the end of not only 2015 but also, basically, our second year of the “C” You In The Major Leagues Foundation. So, I want to say thank you for supporting us in the early part of our journey. Whether you’ve made a donation to the foundation, attended an event, bought a copy of the More Than A Season book, or bid during … Read more

Why CYITML?

When people find out that I’m working for the C You In the Major Leagues Foundation, the reaction of surprise seems to be similar regardless of which side the person’s on — those who know me more as a writer (Dayton’s co-author, as a matter of fact) but aren’t familiar with C You In The Major Leagues, or those who know the foundation but not me. When they hear what I’m doing, it’s common to get “Why … Read more