The Fourth Annual Birdies Fore Babies
presented by k + E Events
Benefitting the Greater Columbus March of Dimes
The goal of birdies for babies is to raise awareness and funding for the March of Dimes. Birdies Fore Babies will donate 100% of all proceeds to the greater columbus March of Dimes chapter. The hope is that in years to come this annual outing will attract people from all over the state and raise important funds to support the march of dimes and give all babies a fighting chance.
In our first two years (2016 + 2017) we are proud to announce we have raised over $32,000 for the greater columbus march of dimes.
IN THE NEWS...
k + E Events is a 501c3 established by Kaylea Annen and Elizabeth Showalter in 2016. the mission and the philosophy is simple: community, compassion and collaboration. By joining these three concepts together we feel anything is possible. Our mission is to evolve into an organization that will build partnerships with the individuals and businesses in our community who will come together to participate in activities that give back to the community.
WHO WE ARE
Elizabeth Showalter is a 2001 graduate of Ohio University who currently resides in Grove City, Ohio, with her family. In 2010 she and her husband, Steve Showalter, became pregnant with their first child. At only 24 weeks gestation their daughter was born 16 weeks premature. After 4 months in the NICU at both The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital their daughter came home. One of the many reasons Isa was able to survive and thrive is thanks to the March of Dimes, specifically their research and development of Surfactant. In the Spring of 2011 the Showalter’s along with their family and friends participated in their first March of Dimes, March for Babies walk. That participation sealed their relationship with The March of Dimes for life. The following year they were asked to be the ambassador family for the 2012 March for Babies walk and the rest is history. Over the past four years the Showalter Family has raised almost $20,000 for the March of Dimes. This golf outing has been a vision of Elizabeth’s for the past few years and thanks to a great friend this vision is coming to life.
Kaylea Annen is a 2007 graduate of Ohio University who currently resides in Grove City, Ohio, with her husband, Matt, daughter Hunter and "four-legged baby" Cooper. After college Kaylea worked in healthcare as a Public and Media Relations Specialist for a local hospital system. During this time Kaylea coordinated sponsorships and planned event in collaboration with local nonprofit organizations. It was here that she was first exposed to the March of Dimes and their mission. Working closely with the organization from the hospital perspective she was able to see first hand the importance of the research and developments made possible by events and funds that support the March of Dimes. She participated in her first March for Babies in 2010 and knew she wanted to do more. Planning events has always been one of Kaylea's passions, add a great friend like Elizabeth who shares this passion, her two beautiful daughters who are living examples of the importance of this cause, and Birdies Fore Babies was born.