We want to welcome our newest leading sponsor; the Big Hearted Mavericks Foundation. Who are they?
The Mavericks purchased their first chuckwagon at the Calgary Stampede in 1999. In 2000, they were founded as a not for profit society under the name The Mavericks Chuckwagon Society. They are a group of 25 like-minded local businessmen that have been dedicated to two objectives: actively engage in Children’s Charity Fundraising and having fun supporting the great sport of Chuckwagon Racing.
In 2011, the Mavericks established the Big Hearted Mavericks Foundation, a registered charitable foundation. All funds raised by the group are transferred to and donated from the Foundation. They state, “We believe that the best way to give back to our community is by investing in young people.”
The Mavericks and the Big Hearted Mavericks Foundation were approached by Kip Reghenas, a member of this year’s Kidney March Sponsorship Committee and first time Crew Member. The Mavericks knew instantly that the Kidney March was going to be a great fit.
Kip, one of the original founders of the Mavericks, is thrilled to join the Mavericks family with his new Kidney March family. “Ken Malvin, also an original Founder, Darren Exner, Marty Collins and I can’t wait to celebrate with Marchers when they complete their 100 KM goals on September 8th,” says Kip.
Their sponsorship covers multiple Kidney March event needs as well as purchasing medical equipment to support families with newborns suffering from kidney disease for The Kidney Foundation of Canada. We can’t say too much about exactly what they will be sponsoring for Kidney March because we don’t want to spoil the surprise. So, keep an eye out for their western hospitality on day three of Kidney March!
Thank you again to these truly Big Hearted Calgarians, we can’t wait to meet all of you!
“Fun, friendship and making a difference.” This is what it means to be a Big Hearted Maverick.