Our Impact

“Along with Children’s Mercy, Fore The Kids is making a difference in the lives of families who call Kansas City and our region, home.”

– Paul Kempinski, CEO Children’s Mercy


Mental Health Awareness

The Goal

Proceeds from the 2021 Fore the Kids Golf Tournament support Children’s Mercy to address the growing mental health crisis in our community in a comprehensive, lasting way that impacts children’s health now and in the future. With identified strategies and key priorities, Children’s Mercy is building a strong mental health infrastructure that includes evaluating needs such as a community-wide behavioral health navigation program, expanding outpatient behavioral health via telemedicine or other digital solutions and furthering plans to meet patients and families where they are with expanded dedicated outpatient, partial hospitalization services. Fore the Kids is proud to be the hospital’s mental health champion in the community to advance these initiatives. In addition, Fore the Kids continues to support The Children’s Place of Kansas City and the Blue Valley Education Foundation. 

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Nick’s Voice

Nick was 14-years-old when he first realized he was depressed. He was 22-years-old when he took his life. When a child enters the early stages of depression they might have no idea what is going on. They know something is not right, but they just don’t understand what it is. It could take years for them to realize they are depressed, or it could take just a few short days.

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Our Causes

Nick's Voice Fund

Established in 2017, the Nick’s Voice Fund is dedicated to educating our community about the signs, treatment, and therapy related to depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders affecting the mental health of our children. The goal of this fund is to create a dramatic effect on the suicide rates in the Kansas City area by passionately and compassionately providing resources to insure healthy and fulfilling lives for our future generations.

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The Children's Place

Since 1978, The Children's Place has been solely dedicated to promoting the healthy development of young children who have experience abuse, neglect and other trauma by providing specialized services and family support within a safe and caring environment.

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Blue Valley Education Foundation

Fore the Kids has supported the Blue Valley Education Foundation since our first tournament.

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Partnering with the Automobile Dealers of Greater Kansas City, the Fore the Kids Foundation purchased 3 new ambulances for Children’s Mercy in 2015 and 2016.

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Technology Donations to Children's Mercy 

Since 2009, the Fore The Kids tournament has purchased new technology for patient, doctor use during long-term stay. 

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Hunter and Holly

Facility Dogs

Children’s Mercy’s two facility dogs, Hunter and Hope, provide comfort, motivation and smiles to many of their patients and families.

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Sports Clinic & Leo's Place

The 2015 Fore the Kids Golf Tournament helped raise funds for an all new Sports Medicine Clinic for Children's Mercy and opened a cancer playroom in memory of FTK member Leo Scott.

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Golfing for a Cause

Every year we host an Annual Golf Tournament. Click the link below to learn more.

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Thank You to our Foundation Partners