I'm told there are a lot of KCCO Flags flying in the small town of Hutto, TX today. The small community has made the national spotlight after the Chivers sandblasted another goal.
A young boy named DJ, three-time cancer survivor at only 4 years-old, had a dream of one day playing his favorite sport, baseball. But there was no field nearby, much less the kind of specialized diamond needed for disabled children.
Chive Charities stepped up first with a $200,000 donation to help build the field - our biggest donation ever.
And then the Chivers tripled a $50,000 goal in 24 hours, raising $150,000 in record time to complete funding on the project... and then some. The total funds raised now stands at $350,000.
Read the story here.
KCCO Ability Field will support more than just baseball. Disabled kids from miles around will also be able to safely play soccer, kickball, and flag football. The community will be able to use it for various fundraisers and outdoor gatherings.
Lastly, DJ's mother, Ashlei, wrote us today and said this:
"What you guys are doing is amazing. I'm not the best with words. I wish I was so I could express just how wonderful and great and appreciative we are of everything.
... There is a little boy in a wheel chair who would play with us but he hated getting his wheelchair wheels dirty. I keep thinking of how happy he will be when he doesn't have to go home and clean his wheels anymore."
Well done again, Chivers.
You can still donate RIGHT HERE!
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Two weeks ago, theCHIVE community made national news after coming to the aid of Billy Wynne, the lone survivor of a catastrophic helicopter crash. The Chivers took a $37,000 goal, trashed it, and raised $150,000 instead - forever changing the Wynne’s lives.
It's time to do it again.
Here at theCHIVE, we used to roll out a charity story once every 2-3 months. We’ve come a long way since then. We’re now launching a new Chive Charity story every single week. This is a massive undertaking, a challenge our amazing staff at Chive Charities embraces.
And, of course, the generosity of the Chive community is what drives it all home.
Tomorrow, Chive Charities will be announcing our largest single donation ever for a project almost a year in the making. A small community has a big dream, and with your help we’re going to grant a very worthy wish. It’s go big or go home time I guess. And as large as this Chive Fund donation is, we’ll need your help to knock it out of the park (literally).
Look for the story to go live around 2pm EST or whenever I get done spell checking this monster.
Thanks ahead of time. I think we’ll all be proud of what we accomplish together tomorrow… again.
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There has been a lot of building excitement about the Seattle Chive Fest lineup and it's finally time!
And let's follow that up with 2 Chainz and Steel Panther - if you haven't had a chance to see Steel Panther live, it's about as epic as it gets.
And we're proud to announce The Birds of Satan are playing! Foo Fighter's Taylor Hawkins and his band are going to rock the house. They've got all the buzz right now and the Chivers will be one of the first to see them live.
St. Lucia, Surfer Blood, Moon Taxi, and Saints of Valory are also playing!!!
Tickets for Seattle Chive Fest are available RIGHT HERE!
*Because we want a monster beer garden, you must be 21 to enter the Seattle Chive Fest.
Tickets for all four Chive Fests are available RIGHT HERE!
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Welcome to Chive Fest!
Today, we’re proud to announce the stellar lineup for Chicago. Empire of the Sun will headline!
After crushing it at Coachella, the LA Times described Empire of the Sun as one of the ‘highest octane’ live performances at this year’s festival. The spectacle Empire has created at their live show has made them one of the biggest acts out there today. Also playing the Main Stage will be 2 Chainz, Matt & Kim, and Rebirth Brass Band!
But Chive Fest has two stages! The second stage is going to bounce just as hard as the Main Stage. Playing the second stage will be White Arrows, Kitten, Neon Indian, and Holy Ghost!
This is set to be as much fun as you pack into a single day.
Chive Fest will have its own distinct signature. From the Nostalgia Tent (life-sized game of Operation anybody?), Oversized Ostriches, local foods, blimps, KCCO Beer, fireworks, cats, Chivettes, and enough glowing green you’ll be able to see Chive Fest from space. (More on that soon. The spectacle we have planned will actually be visible from space.)
Chive Fest will see the coming together of thousands of Chivers and musical enthusiasts from across the country. It will also introduce many people to the Chive Community who, prior to Chive Fest, thought Chive was just a subterranean vegetable. All are welcome at Chive Fest and we are going to rely heavily on our Chivers to be the welcoming party.
Oh yeah, and it’s going to be comfortable. I never really liked roughing it at those other festivals. I suppose I just liked easy access to water, food, beer, and bathrooms a little too much, ya know?
Chive Fest tickets available RIGHT HERE!
* There may be a queue that forms due to the volume but be patient, the page WILL load in 2-4 minutes.
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Chivers, you never cease to amaze us. Two weeks ago we asked you to submit your school just to be included when the voting started and we had so many submissions, you broke the damn map. Then, through only one week of voting we have accumulated over 250,000 votes from over 1,000 schools across the nation! A response that was way more than we ever expected. Well, you’re not done yet. The final five schools for the Raid Party Sweeps are:
- Texas State University-San Marcos
- Colorado State University
- Ball State University
- Texas A & M University
- Arizona State University
The votes have been reset, so if you live close to one of these bad boys help 'em out. You have until midnight (Eastern Standard Time) tonight to determine who theCHIVE will raid. The clock is ticking on this 22 Jump Street covert mission. Vote NOW.View Full Gallery