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#13 Hosts 13th Annual Trip Making Disney Memories
After 13 years some might expect a trip to become routine, but not this trip! Nine Make-A-Wish/Dream Factory families (5 from AZ, 2 from IL and 2 from MO) joined Kurt and Brenda and their family for the 13th annual “We’re Going to Disney World!” Wish Trip. Six days of fun, adventure and making memories experiencing the incredible Disney attractions including the IllumiNations Fireworks Show at Epcot, Kilimanjaro Safari at Animal Kingdom, CyberSpace Mountain at Disney Quest, a sunny pool party at Give Kids the World, Toy Story Mania at Hollywood Studios, and Philharmagic at Magic Kingdom! Special thanks to six-year partner For Those Without a Voice for providing another $25,000 grant to underwrite the airfare for the families! More kudos to teammates Give Kids the World, Make a Wish Arizona, Illinois and Missouri, Dream Factory Missouri and Walt Disney World Resorts for partnering with First Things First to bless these amazing families. Prayers appreciated for the following Wish/Dream kids: Elijah, Elizabeth, Emiliano, Guillermo, Hayleigh, Mollie, Ryan, Stephen, and Tanner. For more photos from the week, check out Kurt’s Facebook page here.
Summer Mission: Possible! Scholarships Awarded
Forty youth groups from across the country were awarded with scholarships totaling $32,000 to assist with the costs of their service-based summer mission trips in the US. Groups will serve those in need by completing light repairs and yard work at homes, serving food in soup kitchens, sorting clothes at inner city ministries, helping rebuild in tornado impacted areas, assisting organizations that serve individuals with disabilities, and more. Please join us in prayer this summer for these groups and check back in the fall to see photos and read some of the lessons learned.
11th Annual Ultimate Football Experience
The 11th annual Ultimate Football Experience raised nearly $200,000 for First Things First! Gridiron warriors from Amway (2 teams), Prosource, Remo Tulliani Gear for Men, PetRays, R&S Mattress, and U-Haul along with individual players who formed teams of eight took to the field with NFL players of the past and present including: Drew Bledsoe, Larry Fitzgerald, Robert Griffin III, Matt Hasselbeck, Michael Irvin, Christian Ponder, Philip Rivers, Geno Smith, Brian Urlacher and of course Kurt Warner. Ultimately Drew Bledsoe and PetRays defended the 2013 PetRays title defeating RGIII and R&S Mattress to win the Championship. Click here to view the event program with full details on this unique two-day event. For more photos, go to Kurt’s Facebook page here.
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