Tom Bujnowski was the ultimate Cubs Fan. A gifted schoolteacher, coach, and mentor, Tom always vigorously shared his love of the Cubs with his students, friends, his own children, and anyone who’d listen. Tom started bringing the “K” signs to the bleachers at Wrigley in May of 1998 on the day Kerry Wood pitched his 20-strikeout game. From then on he would bring his son’s baseball teams, teams he coached, or any kid who had never been to a Cubs game to help hold the signs. Following Tom’s death in 2007, we decided to continue K's for Kids, his dream of being able to take underprivileged kids to Cubs games.
Since 2008, we have taken groups of 50 underprivileged children to a Chicago Cubs game, providing them with a game ticket, $20 in Cubs Cash to spend, a K shirt, a mini K sign, and a once in a lifetime experience.
Tickets for the 5th Annual K's For Kids Fundraiser are on sale now!
The 5th Annual K's For Kids Fundraiser was another record setting affair for our organization, and we anticipate raising the bar again this year. Join us for our 5th Annual K's For Kids Fundraiser on Saturday, April 13th 2013 at 5pm. We again have the entire RAM Restaurant and Brewery reserved so our guests can choose from a livelier affair in the bar or a relaxing evening in the restaurant. We hope that you can join us to help celebrate the work of our organization and raise a toast to our beloved Thomas A. Bujnowski!
We understand times are tough which is why we have made the decision to not raise ticket prices this year and again offer discounted tickets by purchasing online at shop.ksforkids.com. Tickets remain $45 per person in advance, $50 at the door and, as always, we will provide appetizers, drinks, and dinner, as well as a silent auction and raffle prizes. Some of the great items we gave away last year included Bulls, Cubs, and White Sox tickets, autographed sports memorabilia, a Dyson vacuum, tickets to a Broadway show, and a meet and greet with Kerry Wood.
Purchase your tickets now by heading over to the Ks For Kids Store.
Record setting fundraising year
For the first time ever, K's For Kids raised over $10,000 in a single calendar year. Furthermore, K's For Kids has raised over $30,000 since our inception 5 years ago. These are both huge accomplishments for our organization, neither of which we could have done without the generosity of our wonderful supporters. From the bottom of our hearts, we cannot thank you all enough for the support you have shown us during these first 5 years.
K’s For Kids is in the Baseball Hall of Fame!
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY has accepted one of our original red K signs from Kerry Wood’s 20 strikeout game on May 6th, 1998 into their collection! When displayed, there will be a plaque under the sign saying it was donated by K’s For Kids. Next time you’re in Cooperstown, make sure to look for it!