2013 A Year In Review!


Well 2013 was definitely a great year for Team Kendal Kidz.  We would like to start by giving a HUGE THANK YOU to Discount Tire for awarding TKK with a $15000.00 grant .  This will certainly give a lot of SMILES and HOPE.  Thank you Discount Tire, what an AMAZING company.

In 2012 after our concert at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, Quietdrive went to work to create the most heart gripping song to honor our Kendal.  It is the most beautiful song capturing her strength and courage throughout her journey while reminding all of us here that she will ALWAYS be with us. After months of anticipation, we will never forget the morning Kevin (Quietdrive) sent us the first few strands of the song.  It happened to be January 7th 2013.  For those of you who do not know that is the anniversary of Kendal's passing.  It could not have been more perfect. We would also like to thank Rock The Cause,CCRF and Billboard magazine for helping us to promote this amazing song. Proceeds from the song will help us find a cure.  Download your copy of "Even When I'm Gone" by Quietdrive today on i-tunes or other downloadable music sites

Our events for the year started off with our annual Big Tent Event at Buffalo Wild Wings in Howell.  The day began with a corn hole competition and ended with live music and dancing.  We can never thank BWW and their staff enough for all they do for Team Kendal Kidz. They have taken us under their wing and have ALWAYS been there for us. They are all incredible people and we so very much appreciate all of you.

Next up was the annual Joe Kocur Foundation For Children Celebrity Softball Game.  It was a fun filled day watching former celebrities take on our local fire and police in a good ole fashioned game of softball. Joe is another great one who has been by Team Kendal Kidz side from the beginning.  He has a HUGE heart when it comes to helping the kids.  Thank you Joe for all you and your organization does for these kids.  We need more people like you in the world!

We finished off the Year with our annual Team Kendal Kidz Charity Concert at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. The night was filled with music from Bliss 66, Half Light Music and Quietdrive who performed "Even When I'm Gone" for the first time live. Gnyp from 93.9 The River kept the crowd entertained and DJ Urban Kris had the tunes spinning in between sets.  We do a concert as our signature event each year because Kendal was a HUGE music nut.  Music was always part of her life. So we felt this was the best way to represent her. A lot of hard work and energy goes into putting this show on and we could NEVER do it without Jessie and The Royal Oak Music Theatre, Brad Raymond, who has been our ROCK, Gnyp and 93.9 The River along with Bell Media, DJ Urban Kris, the bands and last but certainly not least all of those who sponsor this event and all of those who attend. The show would not go on without any of you.  All of these people have believed in our cause from it's early beginnings and we feel so truly grateful and blessed to have them all in our lives. 

Each and everyone of these people, in their own way, give of their time and hearts all year to help us make Kendal's Dream a reality to Give Kids SMILES For Today and HOPE For Tomorrow.  We are extremely touched and we thank you.

We are excited for what 2014 has in store for Team Kendal Kidz and we hope to have you all along again for the ride!  Keep checking our events tab to see what's going on at TKK this year.


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