The 19th Annual AGAPE Kids Classic was a HUGE success! We are humbled and blessed to have received more than $250,000 in donations, pledges and in-kind gifts for the children we serve. More than 400 of you partnered with us in this special fundraiser! We give thanks to the Lord for the ways he generously provides for the work of AGAPE.
Each year at the Kids Classic tournament, we honor an individual or family who has gone above and beyond in service to AGAPE. This year, we recognized attorney Allen Ehmling with the Chris Keen Heart of AGAPE Award. For nearly 40 years, Allen has provided legal services to AGAPE at little or no cost. Through his pro bono work and reduced fees, he has saved AGAPE and adoptive families more than $200,000 in legal fees alone. We continue to be grateful for those who make our mission of serving others with the healing love of Christ possible.
We also want to recognize our top fundraising teams. The first place team captain was Troy Feltner, followed by Cameron Hunt’s team in second place, Butch Wallis’ team in third and Christopher Atkinson’s team in fourth. Combined, these teams raised more than $100,000! Their fundraising efforts are a tremendous blessing in the lives of the children and families served by AGAPE.