History of Kids for Kids
The Kids for Kids Foundation was established in 2008, when a group of New York City professionals joined together to host a family based event to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event founders include Robert Catalano, Todd Baslin, Joseph Capone, John Carbone, Jason Dove, Danny Fontana, Jim Halpin, Fabio Migliaccio, Nick Raineri & Craig Shapiro.
Since its inception, The Kids for Kids Foundation has raised over $8 million for kids and families battling catastrophic diseases.
Our biggest event is the Family Fun Day at Aviator Sports and Events Center. In 2017 we raised a record $1,311,410 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We had over 1,000 people in attendance.
The Kids for Kids Foundation continuously works to raise funds by hosting numerous events throughout the year including:
- Our Family Fun Day at Aviator Sports Center in Brooklyn
- Golf Outing at Pine Hollow Country Club
- Sporting Clays Fundraiser at Orvis Sandonova
- Winter Ball at Oheka Castle
- Cornhole Tournament in Manhattan
Teaching young children, the importance of giving back during the early stages of their lives is one of our core values. This is what inspired the formation of the Kids for Kids Junior Committee back in 2012. This group of children range in age from 5 to 18 years old. They dedicate themselves to organizing year-round creative fundraising events while focusing on their desire to help other children. They are the true representation of what Kids for Kids stands for.