Monthly Archives: June 2023

C-10 Podcast: Michael Loney, Ep. 122

This week on the C-10 Podcast, we’re featuring a “One Good Thing” chat with Michael Loney, the founder of Freedom Hoops, a basketball ministry in the urban core of Kansas City. Michael founded Freedom Hoops in 2014 alongside friend and mentor Kevin Kacy of Freedom Fire. Throughout his career, basketball seemed to promise fulfillment but God used basketball to teach Michael to solely boast in Christ. He has a passion to follow Christ, romance his … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dayton Moore, Ep. 121

As we hit summer this week, it’s a great time for baseball camp. And it’s a great time to pick up our bimonthly chat with C You In The Major Leagues Founder and Executive Chair Dayton Moore. This was recorded during our ninth annual C You In The Major Leagues Baseball Camp at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. This week we chat with Dayton about his old friend Rusty Kuntz, who was … Read more

C-10 Podcast: C-10 Seniors, Ep. 120

As you might’ve seen in the title, this is episode 120. It’s going to be a little different from most episodes, but it’s an exciting one for us. See, on May 31st, we closed our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership school year with our annual salute to the seniors. This year, in addition to the normal pomp and circumstance, we asked each senior to deliver a 2-5 minute speech on one of our 10 C words. Each … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Toby Cook, Ep. 119

If you’re a long-time Kansas Citian, you likely recognize the name Toby Cook. He spent more than 14 years with the Kansas City Royals as the Vice President of Publicity. Before that, he was an anchor for eight years on Fox4 in Kansas City. In the spring of 2021, he had a job pivot — in his early 50s — when he left the Royals and became the Director of Public Relations for the University … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Mary Esselman, Ep. 118

This week we’re joined by Mary Esselman, the President and CEO of Operation Breakthrough here in Kansas City. Mary has an interesting background in education, starting as a teacher in a prison before focusing on children from under-resourced areas. She taught in the Kansas City area, moved to Detroit, and then came back to KC to begin working at Operation Breakthrough. (If you’re not familiar, Operation Breakthrough, which started in 1971, provides a safe, loving … Read more