2016 Recipients

In 2016, with the help of our generous supporters, “C” You In The Major Leagues made grants totaling $208,000 to the following 16 organizations that support youth, families in crisis, education, and faith-based initiatives.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Kansas City — General donation. Boys Hope Girls Hope of Kansas City (BHGH of KC) is a long-term and comprehensive year-round residential scholarship program focused on whole-person youth development with emphasis on education. BHGH of KC works with boys who are bright and capable but have family circumstances that would otherwise limit their opportunities to reach their full potential.

City Union Mission — General donation. City Union Mission seeks to meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of men, women and children who are poor or homeless.

Crossworld USA — Supported missionaries in the Dominican Republic. Crossworld USA, which is based in the Kansas City area, is a “global mission agency that sends Jesus-followers from all professions to make disciples in the world’s least-reached marketplaces.”

Freedom Hoops — Helped subsidize uniforms, shoes, and travel for an urban youth basketball team. Freedom Hoops uses basketball to engage and discipline urban youth to fight the cycle of fatherlessness, hopelessness and under resourcing.

Give Seven Days Foundation — Sponsored event that was founded by Mindy Corporon after her father and son were murdered in the 2014 tragedy at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom.

Guadalupe Center — General donation to Alta Vista High School. Guadalupe Centers, Inc. opened the doors in the fall of 1989 to an alternative high school at Alta Vista Church in the Westside neighborhood. In 1999, GCI was successful in receiving sponsorship from the University of Central Missouri for Alta Vista High School, and the school became chartered as a public school by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Helping Hands Global — Subsidized rent and utilities for a homeless mother of three, allowing the family to be reunited. Helping Hands’ mission is to empower women and children.

Higher M-Pact — General donation. Higher M-Pact, which was founded by Tyrone Flowers, who became paralyzed before college because of a gunshot wound, works with high-risk youth in Kansas City, Mo., who are engaged in anti-social, criminal or violent behavior to transform them into future leaders.

KCMO Police Athletic League — General donation. The mission of the Police Athletic League (PAL) of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department is to offer youth the opportunity to interact with police officers in a positive setting while participating in cultural, mentoring and sports programs, with the main emphasis placed on academics.

KCMO RBI — General donation. The KCMO Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City gives boys and girls, ages 5-18, the opportunity to play baseball and softball, all the while learning the importance of teamwork, leadership and life skills. Since its inception in 1996, the program has grown from 150 youths to more than 900 each season.

Kansas City Urban Youth Academy — General donation. The Kansas City Urban Youth Academy, which is scheduled to open in late spring/early summer 2017 at the former Parade Park in the 18th & Vine area of Kansas City, will be a baseball, softball and community facility, giving an estimated 800-1,000 youths the ability to play baseball and softball, while learning life and leadership skills.

Kansas RBI — General donation. Since 2010, Success Achieved in Future Environments (S.A.F.E) has provided summer baseball and softball through its KCK Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program to more than 4,100 inner-city boys and girls ages 3-18. Currently KCK RBI, which was renamed Kansas RBI in December 2015, has 57 participants who are now attending college, 25 former players have continued on to play college baseball/softball and 18 players had the honor of participating in the 2012 Major League Baseball All Star week and Jr. RBI Classic.

National Center for Fathering — General donation. The National Center for Fathering was founded in 1990 by Dr. Ken Canfield to address the epidemic of fatherlessness in America. Today, Carey Casey is the CEO of the organization that “strives to improve the lives of children and establish a positive fathering and family legacy that will impact future generations by inspiring and equipping fathers and father figures to be actively engaged in the life of every child.”

Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church — Purchased a handicap-accessible van for a family in crisis after a life-changing automobile accident.

Ozanam — General donation. Ozanam was founded in 1948 and represents more than 65 years of providing the best quality services to at-risk youth, young adults and families. Through the years, Ozanam has grown from a single-service agency into a multi-service treatment center.

Royals Charities — General donation. This charitable arm of the Kansas City Royals, supports children, education, youth baseball and softball, and military in and around Kansas City.