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Construction in Progress!!


8/17/14- Domain Design Architecture and SBS Construction are hard at work getting Kidz Kove Discovery Park ready for our community build on Sept. 19- Sept. 21!  If you or your organization are interested in helping with our community build project please email us at cullen3@cox.net or sbumpus73@gmail.com. And thank you for your support!


                           


Below: the 3-D pictures of the some of the equipment we have purchased from Dyna-Play, Inc., a Landscape Structures Incorporated distributor. Believe us when we say that we can't wait for our children, all children, to be able to play together at Kidz Kove Discovery Park. If you have any questions, please call 225-644-5273 or email projectkidzkove@gmail.com. As always, we welcome any feedback or support! 


 



You have reached the official website for Project Kidz Kove. Visit us frequently to learn about about our progress as well as upcoming events! 


 


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LATEST NEWS.
Shell donates to Project Kidz Kove
1/4/2014

 


We would like to thank Shell for contributing to Project Kidz Kove. This sponsorship will ensure that we have the funds necessary to complete construction comfortably.


http://www.weeklycitizen.com/article/20131226/NEWS/131229813/0/SEARCH

Gonzales City Council approved appropriating $200K for Project Kidz Kove
2/14/2013

http://www.weeklycitizen.com/article/20130214/NEWS/130219907/0/SEARCH

Project Kidz Kove receives donation!
2/7/2013

http://www.weeklycitizen.com/article/20130207/NEWS/130209756/0/SEARCH

3rd annual Chili Cook-off benefitting Project Kidz Kove
11/14/2012

http://www.weeklycitizen.com/article/20121114/NEWS/121119868/0/SEARCH

2nd Annual Project Kidz Kove Golf Tournament
9/27/2012

Our second PKK golf tournament was bigger and better, and we thank those who participated from the bottom of our hearts! Contact us at 225-644-5273 or email projectkidzkove@gmail.com to find out more about this annual event and how you can help.

KOOKIN' FOR KIDZ 2012
6/7/2012

Mr. Ward Webb, with the Ascension Parish Sherriff's Office, ongoing supporters of our cause, presented the board of Project Kidz Kove with a check for almost $10,000. The money was raised through their hosting of "Kookin' for Kidz" which has become a popular event in the parish that raises money for Kidz Kove Discovery Park and Special Olympics equally. Big thanks to the APSO!


 

Our Lady of the Lake Foundation
5/3/2012

Our Lady of the Lake Foundation is our latest sponsor. They have donated $25,000 to our cause, bringing our total over $600,000. With help like this, our dream, Kidz Kove Discovery Park, will become a reality in the near future!! 

Cocktails and Cufflinks Event
4/12/2012

The Cocktails and Cufflinks Event held in March raised over $11,000 for Project Kidz Kove. The males only event served a steak dinner with cigars and beverages provided. A comedian was the entertainment and a silent auction was held. The event was sold out well before it was scheduled to take place and should be as successful if not more next year!!

AMAZING PATRONS!!
2/3/2012

JANUARY 2012 - Thanks again to our "Friends of PKK" for your anonymous donation of $25,000 to our cause, with a promised $75,000 total for this year. This brings your grand total in contributions to well over $150,000. We truly would not be where we are without you!


 

2nd ANNUAL PKK CHILI COOK-OFF
11/20/2011

NOVEMBER  2011 - Our second annual chili cook-off was another hit!! Held on November 17, 2011, our community raised about $5,000 while preparing for the 'chili' days ahead!!! Special thanks to Jessica Breaux and the Gonzales Fire Department for their participation in organizing and promoting this event!  


    


AWESOME THANKSGIVING
11/20/2011

NOVEMBER 2011 - Our latest contributor is PCS Nitrogen (Potash Corporation/ Geismar). They are donating $75,000, to become one of our "Gold Bullionaire" sponsors. Check out more on this company and our other sponsors under our SPONSORS tab!!


 

OUR GIVING COMMUNITY
11/20/2011

NOVEMBER 17, 2011 - Thankyou gentlemen of Ascension Parish's Government for voting to amend the budget to give Project Kidz Kove $25,000 for Kidz Kove Discovery Park!


 http://theadvocate.com/news/ascension/1356591-123/125.8-million-budget-okd-for


GREATER BATON ROUGE STATE FAIR GRANT AWARDED
10/20/2011

  OCTOBER 2011 -  Project Kidz Kove is proud to announce we have recently been awarded a $50,000 grant by the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair Foundation through their "Worthy Cause" program.  The fair was a great success, as always, and we are truly appreciative of the boards' giving back to the community!

UNCAPED CRUSADER
9/25/2011

September 2011 - Our honorable, anonymous donor has gifted Project Kidz Kove another $25,000!! He has been a "Title"wave of support, donating supplies and prizes for some of our fundraisers, in addition to his monitary contributions. He is a true guardian angel!

St. Amant Primary spring fundraiser for Project Kidz Kove
5/11/2011

May 11, 2011


Great visit with some awesome children from St. Amant Primary at the future site of Kidz Kove Discovery Park! This school raised $6, 170!!!! Thank you to St. Amant Primary, and to Mrs. Christie Crooks and Krystal Swain for your hard work and motivation!!


Wave Runnerz 5K walk/run
5/7/2011

May 7, 2011


Hats off to the Wave Runnerz 5K sponsors, hosting Leadership Ascension group, and to all the participants and volunteers. The weather was beautiful, and there was food, games, and fun for all! Special thanks to the platinum sponsor, Grainger!


 


 




 


 

St. Elizabeth Women's Health Luncheon
5/4/2011

May 4, 2011


Thank you Dee LeJeune, St. Elizabeth Hospital, and the St. Elizabeth Women's Advisory Committee for donating the proceeds of this year's gumbo sales and jewelry sales to Project Kidz Kove!!


 


Houmas House / GSA Dinner
4/27/2011

April 27, 2011


Project Kidz Kove would like to thank Houmas House and GSA for co-sponsoring a fundraising dinner on our behalf. It was a magical evening of fine dining and great conversation surrounded by the picturesque landscape that is Houmas House. Thanks to all who attended to support our cause.


  



Swings for swings!
4/21/2011

Our inaugural Project Kidz Kove golf tournament, held April 21, 2011 was a huge success! Thanks to all of those who helped make it such a special event, especailly the sponsors: Veron's Sausage, Coca-Cola, Mockler Beverage, Don's Seafood, ISC, and to all of our hole and contest sponsors. We received great feedback from the players, and all were impressed by the top prizes, 4 Callaway drivers and 4 Callaway golf bags, donated anonymously. We can't wait to do it again next year!!


 


 


 



 

February
2/22/2011

Our February fundraiser was an informational event open to the community, where all could come and learn about Project Kidz Kove. Thanks to our generous supporters! We hope you were inspired, and share our dream with others so that this much needed park can become a reality for all of the kids in our community! Much thanks to Chief Norman, the Gonzales Lion's Club, Jumonville Bakery, Bruno's Grocery, Coca-Cola and Mockler Beverage.

'TITLE' WAVE SPONSOR : BASF!!!
12/1/2010


 December 1, 2010- Humble thanks to Mr. Tom Yura and the BASF Corporation, Geismar for committing to a "Title" Wave sponsorship of $100,000. This contribution will help Project Kidz Kove purchase the largest play unit in Kidz Kove Discovery Park and then some!!

Chili Cook-Off
11/24/2010

Our Chili Cook-off was a great success! Held November 17th at the Gonzales Fire Department Public Safety Center on Orice Roth Road, 100% of proceeds went to Project Kidz Kove! We raised over $4,000 in one day! Thanks to Chief Tracey Normand for hosting us and helping to get the word out. Thanks to our chili cooks, the Gonzales Fire Department (Chris Johnson), Tammy Cullen (board member), Excel, GSA (Glen Shaheen), the Prairieville Volunteer Fire Department, and the Professional Firefighters of Prairieville.

Leadership Ascension and Kick-off fundraiser, October 28th, 2010
11/1/2010

Project Kidz Kove met with the Leadership Ascension group for 2010, who have agreed to support our cause. They will be aiding our fundraising efforts while getting our schools involved. Thanks to Leadership Ascension! More details to come.


 


Our kick off fundraiser, held October 28, 2010, at the Ascension Parish Sherriff's Office Training Center, was a huge success! We will be following up with those who pledged sponsorships and other potential funders at their request. See below for more information regarding event details.


 


http://www.weeklycitizen.com/features/x4797712/Project-Kidz-Kove-sets-sail-with-Ascension-Parish-fundraiser

Designation of Land
9/13/2010

The City of Gonzales designates 1.2 acres on Cornerview Street for the site of Kidz Kove Discovery park! See related article below.


 


http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/ascension/102925924.html

City support
7/26/2010

The City of Gonzales passes a resolution to support Project Kidz Kove in their mission to fund and construct a universally accessible play space. For more read below.


 


http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/ascension/99290664.html

Wave of Inspiration
7/26/2010

Article by Christy Futch regarding the inspiration for Kidz Kove Discovery Park. Click on the link below for more details.


 


 http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/99210894.html

LATEST PARK PROGRESS
Auto show benefits Project Kidz Kove
8/2/2013

http://www.weeklycitizen.com/article/20130802/NEWS/130739973/0/SEARCH

Blue Jean Ball raises funds for Project Kidz Kove
6/3/2013

http://www.weeklycitizen.com/article/20130603/NEWS/130609948/0/SEARCH

Project Kidz Kove updates Rotarians
5/26/2013

http://www.weeklycitizen.com/article/20130526/NEWS/130529942/0/SEARCH

Volunteers give Project Kidz Kove a Boost!!
4/20/2013

http://www.weeklycitizen.com/article/20130420/NEWS/130419620/0/SEARCH

Gonzales City Council approves $200K for PKK
2/14/2013

http://www.weeklycitizen.com/article/20130214/NEWS/130219907/0/SEARCH

3rd Annual Chili Cook-off benefitting Project Kidz
11/14/2012

http://www.weeklycitizen.com/article/20121114/NEWS/121119868/0/SEARCH

Demolition!!
6/7/2012

Sounds like the opposite of what should be happening right? Well there is an old house on the property where the park will be. This month, the City of Gonzales will be demolishing the dwelling and taking down the trees considered unsafe for our park!! Be looking for some progress in the form of destruction. Thanks to our great City for paving the way, one step closer to our ground-breaking event!

LOOK WHAT'S NEW ON THE HORIZON!!!
2/21/2012

KidsKoveMasterPlan-small.pdf

OUR AWESOME DESIGN TEAM!
11/15/2011



 


This section dedicated to Glenn and Glenda Shaheen, owners of GSA Consulting Engineers, Mark Maher, Project Engineer with GSA, Micheal Buturla, Architect with Domain Designs, and Wes Wilkerson, Landscape Architect with Benchmark Group. All have honorably donated their services to making Kidz Kove Discovery Park a reality in Gonzales, Louisiana. Currently they are working to formulate a preliminary master plan for the park!

Update on total funds raised
11/14/2011

We are well over the half-way point on our way to 'weighing anchor' for our park and our kids! We have a new total of $430,000 raised!

Budget
5/3/2011

To date we have raised approximately $275,000 toward our goal of $750,000. No donation amount is too small. Your contribution brings us one step closer to making this park a reality for all Ascension Parish children.

KIDZ KOVE DISCOVERY PARK SITE AND EQUIPMENT
11/23/2010
Project Kidz Kove has the equipment picked out for Kidz Kove Discovery Park. Site surveying and topography have been completed. (Thanks again to T. Baker Smith!)