NEWS

 


 


  Thank you to Domain Designs, Benchmark Group and GSA Engineering for helping us develop an awesome design and construction plan! We can't thank you enough! We are told building will commence in just a few short months, and should be completed by Summer of 2014!!


Please view our Park Progress tab to see articles and updates about our most recent events/benefits.  And please see our comprehensive master sponsors link on the About Us tab.


Key Events:


 


June 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!


 


April 2012 - Thank you to Our Lady of the Lake Foundation for $25,000 sponsorship of Project Kidz Kove!! Your support means so much!


                                   


March 2012 - In March a fundraiser was held, called Cufflinks and Cocktails, sponsored by Domain Designs with major sponsor Bourque Chiropractic, benefitting Project Kidz Kove. The all male event raised over $11,000 for us, and promises to be an even bigger event next year!!


November 2011- Thank you to Williams Olefins for your recent $10,000 contribution! Your gift, intended for operational costs, will certainly help us with our fundraising and marketing projects! 


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



October 24, 2011


A typhoon of thanks to Mr. J. H. Martin and the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair for the awarding of their "Worthy Cause" grant to Project Kidz Kove in the amount of $50,000! With support like this, Kidz Kove Discovery Park will be here in no time.


August 10, 2011


We were blessed with a sponsorship today! St. Elizabeth Hospital is officially a Bronzed Beachcomber sponsor. They have raised $25, 000 for Kidz Kove Discovery Park. Thanks to Mrs. Dee LeJuene and her team!!


 


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!!


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.


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!!


April 30, 2011


Thanks to Nathan Gautreau!! Softball players and sponsors prepared an April 30 fundraiser at the Gonzales Municipal Park to benefit Project Kidz Kove. Supporters brought “The King and his Court,” a four-man professional softball team, to the field for an exhibition to raise money for PKK.


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.


April 21, 2011 


Our inaugural Project Kidz Kove golf tournament 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!!


April 2011


St. Elizabeth Hospital donated the proceeds from their annual Lenten gumbo sales AND thier annual, infamous jewelry show to Project Kidz Kove this year. They are also planning to donate the proceeds for a physician run car wash, cookbook sale, and other fundraisers to Project Kidz Kove, as a result of their nurses' decision to give back instead of receiving, for Nurses' Week in May. Thanks St. Elizabeth Hospital, for all you do!!


On February 22, 2011, Project Kidz Kove held a fundraiser open to the public at the Gonzales Fire Department Public Safety Center.  We'd like to thank those who attended to learn about our dream, and those who made much needed donations. We hope everyone who came walked away inspired to share our dream with family, friends and coworkers so that we can have this park created as soon as possible for ALL kids in our community!


Special thanks to the Jenny Heroman show (local Eatel channel 4), for helping to spread the word about this community endeavor. Our chili cook-off was also covered recently on Channel 33!


 


    


Special thanks to our judges and cooks!!


 


 


 

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