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Show You Care Support Request


KCRG-TV9 is proud to continue the tradition of supporting and celebrating charitable organizations and events through our Show You Care program. KCRG-TV9 is committed to being a strong partner as we annually support nearly 100 community events throughout Eastern Iowa.

All of the support offered through the Show You Care program happens because of the time, dedication, and generosity our of sponsors. Without them, the program would not be possible. We recognize with sincere gratitude the support of Mercy Medical Center, Dave Wright Subaru, Eells and Tronvold Law Offices and the University of Iowa Community Credit Union.

 

Coats for Kids

Thousands of individuals in Eastern Iowa are in need of a warm winter coat. To serve this need, KCRG-TV9 volunteers and our Show You Care sponsors work to collect and distribute new and gently used coats each fall. Coats in sizes infant through adult are donated at locations throughout Eastern Iowa, collected and cleaned by Citywide Cleaners in Cedar Rapids, and are then distributed to the children who need them by area family service organizations and volunteers. Through our 25 years of collecting and distributing Coats For Kids, many more kids will stay warm each winter as a result of the generosity of our communities.

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A+ for Education

We are proud to recognize excellence in education.

If you know a teacher, coach or principal who has gone the extra mile, show your appreciation by completing a nomination for KCRG-TV9's A+ For Education program.

Each month during the school year (September-May) one outstanding individual will be honored with a plaque and $250 for their dedication. Nominations are accepted August 15th through April 15th.

Please note that entries are only good for the month of submission. If not selected, reapply. There is no limit to the number of entries per year.

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9 Who Care

Each year, KCRG-TV9 and our Show You Care Sponsors honor outstanding volunteers throughout Eastern Iowa.

Nominations are accepted during the month of November. Nine finalists are chosen by an independent panel of judges. The 9 Who Care award recipients are featured during a newscast and honored at a ceremony in February. During the ceremony, the award recipients are each presented with a $500 donation to give to their charity of choice.

Of these nine winners, one finalist will travel to Washington, D.C. to represent Eastern Iowa in a national competition for a Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award.

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Summer Writing Contest

Attention all kids between the ages of 7-12 in Eastern Iowa. Tell us what you want to be when you grow up and why, and you could win prizes!

Nine winners will be selected to receive a goody bag filled with over $150 in prizes and 4 tickets to Adventureland! (There will be three winners from each of the following age groups: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12) The Grand Prize winner from each age group will also receive a $150 UICCU Visa Gift Card; and the second place winner from each age group will receive a $50 UICCU Visa Gift Card.

Entry forms are available online by clicking on the "Contest Entry Form" icon below or by picking up a form from KCRG-TV9 Studios, or any of our Show You Care sponsor locations: Dave Wright Subaru, Eells and Tronvold Law Offices, Mercy Medical Center and Physicians Clinics and The University of Iowa Community Credit Union.

Entries are accepted from June 1 - July 31.

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Upcoming Events

Bridgehaven In Her Shoes 5K Fun Run and Walk
October 1, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
701 Center Point Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

Join us for the 2.5 mile walk or run "In Her Shoes" on Saturday, October 1st. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the walk/run starts at 9 a.m. This fun family-friendly event is being held to raise awareness and funds for the services to Bridgehaven offers to women, men and families before, during and after pregnancy. There is no cost to participate and you may ask family and friends to sponsor you as you walk or run.

For more information or to register visit www.bridgehavencr.org ____________________________________________________

Critter Crusaders Annual Vendor Show
Saturday, October 1, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Kirkwood Training and Outerach Services
3375 Armar Drive, Marion, IA

Critter Crusaders will be hosting their 5th annual vendor show on Saturday, October 1st at the Kirkwood Training &Outreach Services. We will have over 45 local vendors and crafters, a silent auction and a bake sale. All proceeds will benefit the local homeless animals with advanced medical care.

Critter Crusaders is an all volunteer based non-profit that was formed in 2008. We fund-raise throughout the year to raise money for the local homeless animals who need medical care.

For more information, visit http://www.crittercrusaderscr.org/ ____________________________________________________

Gentleman Ride - Waypoint Services
Saturday, October 8, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
McGrath Powersports

Join us for Waypoint's 4th Annual Gentleman Ride on October 8th. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with kickstands up at 11:00 a.m..The ride will start at McGrath and then head to Crooked Antler in Van Horne, Grand Central Station in Belle Plaine, Beer 30 Tap in Marengo, and end at Wild Hogs in Walford.

Throughout the ride, there will be a 50/50 raffle, raffle prizes, food, and entertainment. The cost is $15 per bike or $25 for 2-up.Visit our website to preregister for the ride or to order your Gentlemen t-shirt. Help Waypoint end domestic violence!

For more information, visit www.waypointservices.org ____________________________________________________

Especially for You Race Against Breast Cancer
Saturday, October 9, 2016
Mercy Medical Center's Hall-Perrine Cancer Center
Downtown Cedar Rapids

For over 25 years, the EFY Race has raised funds for financially disadvantaged women and men and increased awareness in the community about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. From 2008 to 2014, EFY has helped 3,008 individuals in our community with access to 5,760 services.

Come be one of the 16,000 breast cancer survivors, advocates and supporters for the 26th annual event. You make a difference. Right here in your community. By participating in the Especially for You® Race Against Breast Cancer, you’re helping to support free mammograms and other breast-care services to area individuals in need through the Especially for You fund.

For more information, visit especiallyforyourace.org/ ____________________________________________________

Annual Scouting for Food Drive - Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Throughtout 7 counties in East Central Iowa
Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn & Washington

Thousands of Scouts and volunteers representing the Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America will go door-to-door collecting non-perishable food items to assist those in need during the annual Scouting For Food Drive. Scouting For Food, led by the Boy Scouts of America, is the largest nationwide community stewardship project aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in the communities Scouting serves. Leading up to the event, Scouts will deliver collection bags to each home throughout the seven counties served by the Hawkeye Area Council.

Please fill the collection bag with non-perishable (please no expired items, frozen foods or glass containers) and leave on your front doorstep for Scouts to collect by 8:00 AM on Saturday, October 15. The donated food items will be given to the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) and many other local food pantries and churches for distribution to the needy. If your bag is inadvertently not collected by 12:00 PM, please deliver to HACAP or your local food pantry.

For more information, visit HawkeyeBSA.org ____________________________________________________

Haunted Halloween Ball
Saturday, October 29, 2016
The Hilton DoubleTree Ballroom
Downtown Cedar Rapids

The Haunted Halloween Ball is a large, theatrical, adults-only costume party including live music, photo booths, a haunted house, and much more! Featuring music by The Pork Tornadoes, with special guest, Alisabeth Von Presley.

Join us for a **spooktacular** charity event, with the largest costume contest in the Corridor. All proceeds go to the Cedar Rapids Boys & Girls Club.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/CRHauntedHalloweenBall/info/?tab=page_info ____________________________________________________

Signature Chefs Auction - March of Dimes
Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Coralville Marriott

Join us for the annual Signature Chefs Gala event highlighting the top culinary talents in the area while raising essential funds for the March of Dimes mission. Upon arrival, you will enjoy the chance to sample our chefs' creations for a 90-minute tasting experience before taking your seat for the Live Auction and Fund the Mission. Enjoy dessert while you bid on unique packages, raising your paddle and giving generously to help babies.

For more information, visit www.signaturechefs.org/iowacity ____________________________________________________

Haunted Halloween Ball
Saturday, October 29, 2016
The Hilton DoubleTree Ballroom
Downtown Cedar Rapids

The Haunted Halloween Ball is a large, theatrical, adults-only costume party including live music, photo booths, a haunted house, and much more! Featuring music by The Pork Tornadoes, with special guest, Alisabeth Von Presley.

Join us for a **spooktacular** charity event, with the largest costume contest in the Corridor. All proceeds go to the Cedar Rapids Boys & Girls Club.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/CRHauntedHalloweenBall/info/?tab=page_info ____________________________________________________

Strides for Rides 5K and Fun Walk - Systems Unlimited, Inc.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Terry Trueblood Recreation Area

The starting time for the run will be at 9:00 a.m. at Napolean Park and it will end at the Terry Trueblood Pavilion. The monster march, games and kids costume contest will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Terry Trueblood Lodge. The event will have music, face-painting and Halloween games and treats. Costumes are optional.

There is a $35 entry fee for the 5K, includes a t-shirt, goodie bag, and $5 for the Monster March. Children under 12 are free with accompanying adult. Thanks for the support! Let's get a new wheel chair van!

For more information, visit sui.org/event/strides-rides-5k/ ____________________________________________________

Haunted Halloween Ball
Saturday, October 29, 2016
The Hilton DoubleTree Ballroom
Downtown Cedar Rapids

The Haunted Halloween Ball is a large, theatrical, adults-only costume party including live music, photo booths, a haunted house, and much more! Featuring music by The Pork Tornadoes, with special guest, Alisabeth Von Presley.

Join us for a **spooktacular** charity event, with the largest costume contest in the Corridor. All proceeds go to the Cedar Rapids Boys & Girls Club.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/CRHauntedHalloweenBall/info/?tab=page_info ____________________________________________________

Sleep Out for the Homeless - Community Circle of Care
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Veterans Memorial Stadium
Cedar Rapids, IA

Linn County Veterans Affairs, Community Circle of Care and several other social service agencies invite the public to participate in the Annual Sleep Out for the Homeless. This event raises awareness about homelessness and money for local homeless service agencies. On any given day, people are in need of shelter in Linn County and many are our military veterans! Roughly 5,000 individuals accessed emergency shelters and transitional housing programs in Linn County last year.More than half of those people were children.

For more information, visit sleepoutcr.org/ ____________________________________________________