Friday, January 28, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

2011 Optimism

As 2011 has just started, I'm optimistic about the fresh year ahead.  We have been spoiled with supporters organizing a Softball Tournament in Park City the weekend of Feb. 26...The Kyrie Foundation has our annual Scrapbooking Krop set for April 2nd (Family Church - Wichita)...the annual Kyrie Klassic Golf Tournament is a-go for June 4 (Sierra Hills - Wichita)...our fourth-annual Twilight Walk will take place on Sept. 17 (Bishop Carrol High School - Wichita), and our 2011 Metamorphosis Art & Gift Auction will be finalized soon (weekend of Nov. 12).  The optimism comes from the turnout and response to the events we've held each year.  You have told us what we are trying to do is good and that we should continue to do so.  I'm optimistic about the conversations I've had with people who say "I want to help" or "I'd like to sponsor this event next year".  From our own experiences and that of our invaluable volunteers, this is certainly not an easy endeavor, however your encouragement and your support makes each event better and it fuels that optimism.  I wish each of you the best in all aspects of your lives in 2011 and thank you for bringing The Kyrie Foundation closer to help funding a cure for pediatric brain cancer.  - Chad

Monday, January 17, 2011

Snowballs or Softballs?

Who knows in February!?!? Either way, you can get in the game with the

1st Annual Kyrie Foundation
Co-ed & Men's Softball Tournament
Double Elimination

Saturday, February 26th: Co-ed
Sunday, February 27th: Men's
McLean Park in Park City, KS 

Gate Admission: $5 or a NEW Unwrapped Toy

Entry Fee: $200
This is a USSSA-sanctioned tournament where ALL tournament and team sanction fees are included in the entry fee!

Team registration forms are available and required. Download yours here:


Mail your entry fee and team registration to:
Kristi Love
513 Parkwood Drive
Rose Hill, KS 67133

Entry fee and team registration are due to Kristi by FEBRUARY 18. Play-off schedule will be determined upon team submissions.

For more information, contact Kristi Love at 216.712.9301 or

And ... all proceeds benefit pediatric brain cancer research with The Kyrie Foundation! Woo-woo! Also, if you're looking for a volunteer opportunity or service hours, we'll post volunteer openings shortly.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Happened to open my browser for a search and guess who popped up in the corner?!?!!?

Yep! There we are!! By the way, 2011 was our best year yet with GoodSearch and GoodShop. It's easy to make this your home page and use it the way you would Google or Yahoo!.

Also, you can download the toolbar, too! Makes it even easier.

Monday, January 3, 2011

A thought.

My boss sent this out to my colleagues and I last week. I thought it was a nice thing to ponder as we look to creating 2011. And ... I still owe you all the good report from Frosty and Elf Rita's trip last month as well as a few pics from our stellar 2010 art auction!

Bigger or smaller?

Every decision we make, every encounter we have... we get a choice.

Are we opening doors or closing them?

It's so tempting to shut people down, to limit the upside, to ostracize, select and demonize. It makes things a lot simpler. Not seeing means you don't have to take action. Not opening means it's easier to announce that you're done. And not raising the bar means you're less likely to fail.

Just about all the things we treasure in our world were built by people who were intent on making things bigger, enabling things to be better, opening doors for us to achieve. The line between a realist and a optimist is hard to draw. And both might be self-fulfilling.

[Please don't confuse this with the issue of focus. Focus involves eliminating options until you have so few moving parts that work actually gets done. You can be focused but still think bigger.]