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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 Green State Credit Union.

Summer Writing Contest

Attention all kids between the ages of 7-12 in Eastern Iowa. Tell us, "Who is your biggest hero and why?"

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 $75 Green State Credit Union Visa Gift Card; and the second place winner from each age group will receive a $25 Green State Credit Union 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 Green State Credit Union.

Entries will be accepted in Summer 2019 for the Summer Writing Contest.

Contest Entry Form Contest Rules

Nominations will be accepted November 1 – November 30, 2018

9 Who Care

Nominations are accepted November 1 - November 30, 2019

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.

Nominations accepted through November 30.

Make a Nomination

A+ for Education

We are proud to recognize excellence in education.

The A+ for Education program will resume in August.

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.

Make a Nomination

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.

The Coats for Kids campaign is scheduled for September 1-30.

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Show Your Care Features

Upcoming Events


Warbirds Over Iowa
Cedar Rapids Skyhawks
July 20
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cedar Rapids Skyhawks Field

Warbirds Over Iowa is an event that brings large radio controlled scale military aircraft from Iowa and surrounding States to Cedar Rapids. Aircraft types include Biplanes, Jets, Fighters, and Bombers that have exceptional scale detail and can drop simulated “bombs” in the interest of realism as they compete for awards like Best Flight, Best Scale Appearance, and Pilot's Choice. The event is also a fund raiser for Eastern Iowa Honor Flight.
For more information visit: www.crskyhawks.org

6th Annual AsianFest
Iowa Asian Alliance Foundation
July 20
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
McGrath Amphitheatre

The 6th Annual AsianFest is a FREE, fun festival for families to come and experience the flair, fusion and flavor of Asian cultures from rich performances, delicious cuisine, exotic cultures to concert showcasing and celebrating the diversity that continues to be part of the Midwest fabric.
For more information visit: www.facebook.com/AsianFest-463038450515300/

The Big Drop
Cedar Rapids Rotary West
July 20
11:30 am
Greene Square Park

Thousands of Ping Pong Balls will be dropped in Greene Square Park. Proceeds will provide school supplies and backpacks to children in need supported by Families Helping Families and Van Buren Elementary. The popular event is sponsored by Cedar Rapids Rotary West.
For more information visit: www.TheBigDropCR.com

Do Right Inc
July 27
3:00-10:00 pm
McGrath Amphitheatre

This Christian Music Festival plans to bring awareness to human trafficking
For more information visit: www.bashatcr.net

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids
August 3 & 4
6 am - 5 pm
Robbins Lake/Ellis Park

Fish-O-Rama is a family friendly fishing tournament held the first weekend of August to support the daily programming at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids
For more information visit: www.bgccr.org

Annual Patriot Ride
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Iowa 39 2
August 3
10 am check-in
Starting at Metro Harley Davidson, Cedar Rapids

This annual ride raises funds to help local area veterans in need. Vets Helping Vets.
For more information visit: www.iacvma39-2.org

Flood the Run
Matthew 25 & The Salvation Army
August 10
8 am - 12 pm
Ellis Park

Flood the Run is a 2.7 mile water obstacle race that is a family fun event that supports both Matthew 25 and The Salvation Army. The event brings folks from all over our community and beyond to have a fun day in a healthy atmosphere while supporting the mission of both organizations.
For more information visit: www.crfloodtherun.com

K9COLA: Citizens for Off-Leash Areas
August 10
9:30-10:30 am for small dogs; 10:30 am - 5:30 pm for all dogs
Bever Park Pool

The weekend goes to the dogs in August at Bever Park Pool for K9Splash! K9Splash! is K9COLA's largest and most popular fundraiser of the year! Each August we welcome 600 dogs and 1500 people to Bever Park Pool in Cedar Rapids. Dogs enjoy playing, fetching and swimming to their hearts' content over the course of the two days. People enjoy seeing how happy their dogs are playing and exercising.
For more information visit: www.k9cola.org