Bags of Fun – Our Story

What began as a mother’s wish to offer a playful respite for her daughter fighting brain cancer has now become a movement to reclaim the innocence and playfulness of childhood for those that are threatened by the realities of their medical conditions. Bags of Fun are an essential tool that brings the power of play into the hospitals. For the child it brings instant excitement and a distraction from their pain, illness and anxiety. For parents, it is gratitude at a time when being thankful and hopeful is not often possible. Since inception of the program in 2004, Bags of Fun has fulfilled every request from the participating hospitals. It is our annual goal to be able to fund 100% of the requests and to not have to deny any requests.

Bags of Fun is independent of the hospitals and each Bag of Fun is funded by the Gabby Krause Foundation. Our organization is distinctive in that it focuses on unique play as a means of recovery for kids in the fight of their lives. This is a theme that we truly work and live by. All of our events focus on play…play for the family, play for kids that aren’t able to play, play for the adults. Through Gabby’s legacy of playing through her fight, we have created a program that every donor can connect to and at the same time, we connect to every donor.

2023 Opportunities to Support Bags of Fun

Come Out and Play Community Event

20th Annual Bring out the Bags

We are excited to host the 20th annual Bring Out the Bags! Bring your family and friends and celebrate the power of play along with local Bags of Fun recipients and their families. This unique event features carnival games and multiple inflatables that will result in a permanent grin on all of your guests’ faces.
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Golf Group Photo with Mascot

2024 Bags of Fun Golf Classic

The 2024 Bags of Fun Golf Classic will be held at the beautiful, award winning, Colorado Golf Club on June 17, 2024 with a 10 am shotgun start.
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Golf Green Photo

2024 Starbucks Annual Tin Cup Golf Tournament

Join us for the 2024 Starbucks 14th Annual Tin Cup Golf Tournament benefiting Bags of Fun.
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