About Fore The Kids
A group of dedicated individuals directing support and resources to critical needs for children in our community.
As the years passed, the need for new technology would grow. Fore the Kids switched from laptops to iPads, providing one for every long-term bed in the hospital. They started a dog therapy program. They opened “Leo’s Place”, a playroom for childhood cancer patients, as well as a sports medicine clinic in southern Johnson County. And in 2015 and 2016 Fore the Kids raised over $980,000 to purchase three much needed fully equipped ambulances for the hospital.
The “Nick’s Voice” fund was created in 2017 to support the behavioral sciences department at Children’s Mercy that specializes in depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. 2017 helped bring 19 new social workers to the Blue Valley School District that began their work directly with students at risk of suicide, but who might not need immediate hospital attention. The goal is to help Children’s Mercy shorten their wait list for mental health needs and ensure that our children are getting the care they require. We hope to create a dramatic effect on the suicide rates in the Kansas City area for young people.