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KC Cauldron recognized as Philanthropic Supporters Group of the Year

The Kansas City Cauldron was recognized as the Philanthropic Group of the Year at the Independent Supporters Council's 11th annual conference held in Baltimore this weekend in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches Convention.

The Independent Supporters Council, founded in 2009 to promote supporters culture in the United States and Canada, brought together 100 representatives from more than 40 supporters groups, including attendees from the KC Cauldron and South Stand SC.

In 2019, the Kansas City Cauldron organized several events for members to volunteer in the community, donate toward charitable causes and raise funds for local philanthropic efforts.

The "Cauldron Cares" platform raised $6,200 for the Cauldron's futsal initiative, aimed at building futsal courts in the KC area, at the third annual KC Cauldron Footgolf Tournament (Sept. 28) and inaugural Cauldron Pickleball Tournament (Nov. 16).

The Cauldron also contributed $3,000 to the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project, a non-profit organization committed to serving the LGBTQ community, through sales of 2019 pride merchandise that included a rainbow-designed t-shirt, tank tops and pins.

Cauldron members volunteered at Harvesters, a regional food bank, in March and May, in addition to a virtual food drive for Harvesters on KCCauldron.com that provided meals for hungry families, children and seniors across the metropolitan area.

Other volunteer opportunities organized by the Cauldron included time spent at Children's Mercy in June for the pediatric hospital's Partners in Play program. The Cauldron Cares team participated in the inaugural Victory Lap 5K in June, raising $800 for The Victory Project in its mission to help children battling cancer, and also donated proceeds from the Blue Hell Bash tailgate in August to The Victory Project.

The Cauldron also supports local causes by collecting donations at events. In April, the Cauldron tailgate encouraged guests to give cash and supplies for KC Pet Project and in December, the Cauldron collected donations for Blair's Foster Socks at the Cauldron Holiday Party.

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