Detroit News Holiday Cheer for Charity 2020!

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The Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s is participating in the 2020 Detroit News Holiday Cheer for Charity program! You can vote for the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s from November 18th through December 2nd – you can vote once per day! The Top 5 charities move on to the final round beginning December 9th and compete for the top prize of $20,000. You can vote here and read more about the program here!

Thank you for your support – any proceeds we raise during this time frame will go to fight Parkinson’s Disease.

Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Virtual Marathon Recap

finishes of the virtual marathon Detroit Kilter and Team23 KGF

Over the weekend of October 16-18th, thousands of runners participated in the Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Virtual Marathon. While our first year as a charity partner for the event didn’t go quite as expected, we are proud to announce that our Team 23 runners raised over $6,000 in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease!

We are so proud of Debra Gleeson and Jamen Spitzer!


Debra Gleeson
Jamen Spitzer

Debra is a new runner and completed the Temptation challenge – a 5K + 1 Mile race and even beat her goal time. She had an original fundraising goal of $1,500 and raised over $2,000! She was supported in her run by her daughter Haley, and ran in honor of her husband Tim is who is battling Parkinson’s Disease.

Jamen is a Michigan native who now lives in Los Angeles. He ran his first ever full marathon – 26. 2 miles along the California coast. Jamen ran in support of his father Ben who is fighting Parkinson’s Disease. Jamen has been documenting his training and is working on a film that chronicles his journey as a runner and his relationship with his father. Jamen beat his original fundraising goal of $2,300 and raised over $3,000!

Team 23 also participated in the Detroit Marathon Charity Partner Challenge via the Kilter Rewards app. With 39 participants our team came in second place and raised an additional $700 dollars to fight Parkinson’s. Stay tuned for future challenges with Team 23 on Kilter Rewards – all you have to do to support the fight against Parkinson’s is lace up those sneakers and start moving!

We hope you’ll join us in 2021 for race weekend.

Virtual Fundraising Opportunities





Virtual Fundraising Opportunities

 

Want to join Team 23? We are pleased to announce we are partnered with the GivenGain online fundraising platform. You can choose the event of your choice – a 5K, 10K, 1 mile walk or run or get creative! You can start your own fundraising platform here, with all proceeds going to the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s. Anyone raising over $500 will receive an exclusive Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s dri-fit t-shirt.

Please view this useful guide for how to set up your fundraiser.

If you have any additional questions please contact Michelle Newman at michelle@kirkgibsonfoundation.org.

Thank you for your support and for joining Team 23!

Virtual Kirk Gibson Golf Classic

close up of golf ball on tee at Kirk Gibson Golf Classic.

Please join us for the fifth annual Kirk Gibson Golf Classic. Over the last 4 years we have raised over $700,000 to fund programs to benefit Parkinson’s patients and to provide research grants to find help a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. 

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Kirk Gibson
Golf Classic

Get Out & Play A Round of Golf At Your Favorite Course to Fight Parkinson's

Our Virtual Kirk Gibson Golf Classic is now open through Wednesday, August 19th 2020 8pm ET. https://e.givesmart.com/events/i02/

 

You can also text “GolfWithGibby” to 76278 to join.

Register today and play a round of golf at your favorite course from August 14th -17th 2020 to “compete from a distance” in this year’s Kirk Gibson Golf Classic. All players can stay connected on the course via the 18Birdies App to track score and leaderboard positions. All proceeds go to fight Parkinson’s Disease.

  • Participants receive a Kirk Gibson Golf Classic gift bag
  • Participants receive a link to the Kirk Gibson Golf Classic auction on August 17th 2020

Feeling Competitive? Join our tournament via the 18Birdies app- the leaderboard will be updated throughout the weekend. 

  • Prize will be awarded to the foursome that beats Kirk Gibson and his team by the most strokes. Should there be a tie, a group will be drawn at random.

Here’s how to join! All Sponsors will receive recognition on the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s website. You can sign up* via Eventbrite

  • Base Hit ($23): – receives a Kirk Gibson Foundation gift and online auction access
  • Home Run ($92): 1 foursome-  each golfer will receive the Kirk Gibson Golf Classic gift bag (including dri-fit t-shirt) and online auction access
  • Grand Slam ($230): 1 foursome – each golfer will receive the Kirk Gibson Golf Classic gift bag (including dri-fit t-shirt with extra swag!) and auction access
  • Walk-Off ($1,000): 1 foursome – each golfer will receive the Kirk Gibson Golf Classic gift bag (including dri-fit t-shirt with extra swag!) and auction access and ONE autographed baseball per foursome.
*Virtual golf outing fees do not include golf course greens fees.

If you have any questions please email golf@kirkgibsonfoundation.org