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Kansas Masonic Foundation Supports Local Kansas Masonic Lodge with Elite Skills Training Donation

Wichita, Kansas (April 18, 2023)—The Kansas Masonic Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to benefiting Kansas communities, has partnered with Sunflower Lodge No. 86 to donate $3,900 to One and Done Elite Skills Training Combine, an organization that provides mentorship and basketball instruction and skills training to underprivileged children in the community. 

Founded in 1898, Sunflower Lodge No. 86 has 183 members dedicated to philanthropy within the community. This Kansas Masonic Lodge is heavily involved in community service and supports various local causes, including sponsoring the local DeMolay Excalibur Chapter and other youth programs in the Wichita area and hosting fundraising events to benefit organizations throughout the community. The lodge has also sent several high school students to the Annual Shrine Band Camp and has previously contributed to the One and Done Elite Skills Training Combine. 

“Our lodge mission is to bring like-minded men of all backgrounds, social status, race, and creed together in fellowship and harmony,” said Sunflower Lodge No. 86 Secretary Don Kabler. “Because our diverse members are accepting of all men who wish to better themselves and their family’s lives!”

One and Done Elite Skills Training is directed by fellow Mason and former Detroit Pistons player, Korleone Young, a Wichita native who previously graduated from East High School. The new initiative aims to help an underserved area in Wichita. The organization is specifically designed to mentor both male and female youth in South Central Kansas, in addition to offering children between third and eighth-grade skills training in basketball. While participating in the program, each child is taught the importance of self-determination, self-reliance, and a strong work ethic, with an emphasis on the importance of continuing education. 

The program is committed to providing instruction on offensive creativity, defensive concepts and positioning on the floor, shooting drills and shooting form techniques, and offering prizes for shooting and ball-handling games. Each child’s registration will include a One and Done Elite Skills Training bag and a provided lunch. The organization also hosts a live stream, which allows students to highlight their talents to several college coaches who follow the program.

Continuing with their support of local youth programs, Sunflower Lodge No. 86 has partnered with the Kansas Masonic Foundation to donate $3,900 to the One and Done Elite Skills Training Combine. This is the lodge’s third year contributing to the organization, and the funds donated will go toward covering the cost of registration fees for children in need and purchasing food for campers. The Brothers at Sunflower Lodge No. 86 have consistently supported the local youth in Wichita and are excited to continue showing their support through this contribution. A formal donation announcement will be made in the coming weeks.

About the Kansas Masonic Foundation:
As the philanthropic arm of Kansas Masons, the Kansas Masonic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to benefiting Kansas communities and supporting fellow Masons and their families. Since its inception, the foundation has invested more than $50 million in Kansas communities and individuals through funding academic, scientific, and charitable endeavors. For additional information about the Kansas Masonic Foundation and to get involved, please click here.

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