Year End Giving - Your Support Make it Possible!

Year End Giving

Dear Members:

Thanks to you… This Year…

We’ve supported and honored the partners and spouses of America’s LGBT+ service members and veterans – our nation’s modern military families. Through your help we raised and donated over $1,100 to the American Military Partner Association (AMPA).

We’ve supported LIKEME® Lighthouse-KC in their mission to provide on-site counseling LGBT+ resource referrals, safe meeting & event space for over 20 community organizations & groups, and many educational and social events to give the LGBT+ community a sense of belonging. We’ve done so by raising $1,000 just this year and over $13,000 since 2014.

We’ve supported FosterAdopt Connect in their unending mission to serve the most vulnerable in our community, abused and neglected children. This unique organization was created by foster and adoptive families for foster and adoptive families, and operates on the core value that it is in the context of the family that children learn, grow, thrive and heal. We know that the $1,000 we raised was put to good use.

We’ve support our ever expanding arts communities through donations of the Mid American Freedom Band and Heartland Men’s Chorus.

You also stood with us and others to raise over $1,100 for the OneOrlando Fund after the horrific Pulse Club massacre in Orlando.


Every day, your support makes our grants possible.

Today, we’re launching our 2016 Year-End Campaign. This coming year, we expect there to be greater needs than ever before. We must lend our voice and our dollars to help those who advocate and serve our friends, loved ones, and neighbors. $4,000 would insure suicide prevention lines are answered by trained, caring, loving professions. $4,000 would help provide college scholarships to graduating LGBT+ high school seniors. $4,000 would provide new backpacks and school supplies to over 300 foster children.

That’s why our goal is to raise $4,000 by December 31, 2016.


Would you be willing to make a special year-end donation of $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to help us meet our goal?

We simply can’t do it without you. Your support will make a real, lasting impact in the lives of those who are still in need.

Please, click here to make your donation.


Thank you for your continued support and friendship.

With gratitude,

Travis McGuire
Fundraising Chair
Kansas City Bear Mafia

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Bear Crossing 4 Black Friday Special!

Pledge Fur-Ternity! Our Black Friday special is back by popular demand! This Friday, Saturday, & Sunday is your last chance to register in 2016 and snag your Bear Crossing 4 run pass for $89. Don’t worry if you can’t pledge right now, bro, because we’ll still give you hella value for your pass in 2017! Registration is open now until the end of Sunday! www.regonline.com/bearcrossing4

BC4, bro!

Bear Crossing 4: FUR-TERNITY!

Bear Crossing 4: FUR-TERNITY!

For those that missed it, here is the preview of next year’s Bear Crossing 4: FUR-TERNITY! We hope that you’ll join us next year August 10th – 13th and bring your friends! Registration will open soon so stay tuned for more info! Be sure to visit http://bearcrossingkc.org and to like and follow us at http://facebook.com/bearcrossingkc

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2016 Ursa Games Volleyball Championship

Do you love to play volleyball? Join our first ever Volleyball Championship fundraiser! Enjoy some sun and volleyball and help raise money for our 2016 charities! We’re looking for teams of 4-6 players of any skill level or you can now sign up as an individual and we’ll help match you to a team!

Sign ups end soon so be sure to get registered if you want to play!

Click here to register now!

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Kansas City Pride Weekend!

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It’s PRIDE WEEKEND! We’ve got plenty of ways to celebrate!
 
First up on Friday at 8pm it’s our annual GLOW PARTY and this year we’re taking the party to Woody’s Classic Sports Pub! We’re gonna have Synematix DVJ’s and DJ Shelby White on hand to make your dance outside! You can also try your hand at our DUNK-A-BEAR tank for your chance to win some prizes! We will also be grilling all beef hot dogs on the patio! So don’t miss the GLOW PARTY! $5 cover – 21+ only. All proceeds go to KC Bear Mafia’s 2016 charities!
 
On Saturday night it’s BIG FAGGY BEAR BUST at Hamburger Mary’s Kansas City! Wear your best fairy wings, your best blue jeans & bandana, your leather & feather boa… We’re giving away a $100 cash prize to the best Big Faggy Bear in KC! The fun starts at 9pm. $5 cover – 21+ only
 
If you’re not done partying for the night you can head back to Woody’s Classic Sports Pub after Bear Bust for GLITTERATI! It’s an underwear party and everyone’s invited to DANCE! You could win money and gift cards just for dancing with your pants off! And the best thing? You don’t have to pay a cover if you’ve still got your Bear Bust hand stamp! Otherwise $5/21+only.
 
Think there’s nothing for bears to do during PRIDE? FUR-GET ABOUT IT!
New Shirts Now Available

New Shop and new shirts!

We’ve created a new store: http://store.kcbearmafia.org! We’re also taking pre-orders for the 2016 shirt colours! We still have a limited a selection of last year’s shirts and the limited edition Dragnarok t-shirts with glitter print! You can also pick up an extra Bear Crossing 2 beach towel or a Dragnarok poster!

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Get ready for DRAGNAROK 3!

It’s time for the FUR-ADE OF NATIONS as Dragnarok 3 comes back to Hamburger Mary’s KC for an amazing bear drag battle for the ages!

Get your tickets at Hamburger Mary’s (3700 Broadway in KCMO) for just $5! Your pass will also get you in to Bear Bust happening later that night! You can find the Facebook event here!

Check out our amazing poster courtesy of P.S. Linden Photography and Wonderland!

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Auto Shows and Penile Codes!

KC Bear Mafia Events

Some events may link to our Facebook Community group. Everyone is welcome to join the KC Bear Mafia Facebook group to post their own events.

Follow us on social media!

      

#KcBearMafia

 

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Coffee Talk with Sean @ Westport Coffee House – 10:30 am
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We have the back room reserved. After you order something (and everyone must order something), head back and come join us. The back room is on the left side of the barista stand down the stairs.

See you there!

Click here for the Facebook event!

 

Bears Invade the AutoShow – 11:30-4pm
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Join for the 2016 Kansas City International Auto Show! We’re making sure our tanks are full and grabbing lunch before we head over to check out all the 2016 models!

**Lunch Plans**

Los Tules @ 11:30 AM

1656 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Head to the auto show after lunch (between 12:45 – 1:00 pm.)

Everyone is welcome at both events, or you’re welcome to meet us for one or the other.

** Auto Show Ticket Prices**

Adult – $11.00

Credit cards are accepted. You can learn more about the show here: http://kcautoshow.com/

**This is an open event, please invite your friends!** 

 

Click here for the Facebook event!

 

Bear Bust: PENILE CODE – 9pm
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Join with the Bear Bust Events as they present, Bear Bust: PENILE CODE! The Midwest’s biggest monthly event for bears, cubs, otters, wovles, daddies, muscle, leather, kink and those who love all that draws the area’s hottest men for a night of hot entertainment. Don’t miss a minute of it!

Sponsored this month by the KC Bear Mafia, March’s event is gonna be one for the record books. It’s a cage event…but not quite what you think. It’ll be your chance to get your buddy behind bars. And it’s all for charity! That’s right. We’re throwing a prison-based event and you’ll get to pay money to lock up your buddies in jail. They’ll have to either serve their time or they can pay to be paroled early.

For this special Bear Bust, we’re bringing in gay adult film industry icon, Dirk Caber! It’s been a while since we’ve had Dirk Caber at the Bear Bust. So we’re thrilled to welcome this handsome, beast of a man back to Kansas City! And for a special donation at the event you can get your bud or yourself locked up with Dirk Caber and be his prison bitch, at least for a short time!

**ALSO THIS MONTH…**

The official pre-party for the Bear Bust is at Woody’s Classic Sports Pub. Get to Woody’s for a pre-Bear Bust meal and drink. It’s $2 off any of Woody’s famed sandwiches at the pre-party.

Must be 21+ to enter. $5 cover at the door. Sponsored by the KC Bear Mafia. Produced by Bear Bust Events. 

 

Click here for the Facebook event!

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bear Happy Hour @ Woody’s – 4-7pm
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Join owner, Jeff Edmondson and hotty bartender Wade, weekly for the Bear Happy Hour, each Tuesday from 4-7pm. Wade and Jeff will be behind the bar, slinging drinks and Chef Dorothy will be in the kitchen serving great happy hour eats! Tuesday is also “Taco Tuesday” at Woody’s, featuring $5 Taco plates. And at 6pm Jeff hosts the Trivia Battle. No cost to enter, but we’re giving away lots of cool stuff to the weekly winners.

You gotta eat after work. May as well come to Woody’s for cheap eats and drinks, cool trivia and and prizes, and great hang out time with the Bears!

Click here for the Facebook event!

Who’s up for some outdoor ball play?

Not a very busy weekend but the bears are playing volleyball this Saturday afternoon in Sunnyside Park! Come and join us!
 
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Coffee Talk with Sean @ Westport Coffee House – 10:30 am
Darlings, come and fill us in on all the goings on in your life as your working your way through the holidays.
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/550674241764501/
 
Saturday Volleyball In February! – 3-6pm
For real! Mother Nature had been very kind lately, so let’s take advantage of this great weather and play some VB!
 
Everyone is welcome to join us. We are a not-so-competitive group that gets together to exercise and to catch up with each other. We usually gather for dinner afterwards at places that don’t mind having hungry, tired, sweaty and hairy gays in their restaurants.
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1668084983443384/
 
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Bear Happy Hour @ Woody’s – 4-7pm
Join owner, Jeff Edmondson and hotty bartender Wade, weekly for the Bear Happy Hour, each Tuesday from 4-7pm. Wade and Jeff will be behind the bar, slinging drinks and Chef Dorothy will be in the kitchen serving great happy hour eats! Tuesday is also “Taco Tuesday” at Woody’s, featuring $5 Taco plates. And at 6pm Jeff hosts the Trivia Battle. No cost to enter, but we’re giving away lots of cool stuff to the weekly winners.
 
You gotta eat after work. May as well come to Woody’s for cheap eats and drinks, cool trivia and and prizes, and great hang out time with the Bears!
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/968448319875136/

KC Bear Mafia Grant Application Window Now Open!

The application window is now open for groups or individuals to submit their requests for grant money from the Kansas City Bear Mafia. Please fill out the application form in its entirety by Midnight CDT March 31st. The Board will then review all applications and announce our grant partners April 15th.
 
Please follow the link below to complete the grant application:
http://goo.gl/forms/czLqwm5BVy