welcome to Kelly For Kids
2020 has definitely been a challenging year so far and the Kelly for Kids Foundation has been closely monitoring the situation. Our number one priority is the safety of our guests. With that being said, we regret to inform you the 34th Annual Jim Kelly Celebrity Classic VIP Party and Golf Tournament is officially cancelled for 2020.
The 2021 Jim Kelly Celebrity Classic will come back stronger than ever, and we look forward to seeing you for the big celebration next year.
Due to golf courses being open and individuals continuing to play, we are currently planning a much smaller scale “Kelly for Kids Foundation Golf Tournament” that will be a one-day event attended by sponsors only. If you are interested, we currently have a waiting list in place and more information will be available after July 10th.
The foundation is also working on hosting several virtual events within the next year, including an online auction and much more! Please continue to check back for details.
We know these are tough times for all, but if you are able to make any type of donation, no matter how small, it would be greatly appreciated. We are working diligently to continue our goal of making a difference in our community.
Why We Exist
Kelly for Kids is committed to serving disadvantaged and disabled youth in Western New York through the distribution of grant money raised throughout the year.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“This is an amazing foundation. Jim is a great person. He gave my son the opportunity to meet him and welcomed our family with open arms. Our prayers go out to Jim and his family today and always.”
– Kozlowski Family
About the Foundation
After his retirement, former quarterback of the Buffalo Bills and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly decided to make Buffalo, NY his permanent home. When he arrived in 1986, he was not only focused on building a winning football team; he was determined to make a difference in the community. He did so by establishing the Kelly for Kids Foundation.
Kelly for Kids is committed to serving disadvantaged and disabled youth in Western New York through the distribution of grant money raised throughout the year. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed nearly 5 million dollars to many local children’s charities such as Cradle Beach Camp, Kids Escaping Drugs, Ilio DiPaolo Scholarship Fund, and of course, Jim’s Son’s foundation, Hunter’s Hope, just to name a few.
With your help and generosity, we can help make dreams a reality for numerous children in the Western New York community. Come journey with us as we dream of countless possibilities for the leaders of our future!