Congratulations to Love Columbia on their ribbon cutting today! GP M.A.D.E. Foundation was happy to underwrite the Children’s Room at Love Columbia and also to provide funding to turn the room into “THE ZOU” complete with a jungle mural and stuffed animals.
Love Columbia is a non-profit organization that helps people and families with socioeconomic challenges find the resources they need to love people forward. GP M.A.D.E is proud to partner with Love Columbia and hopes THE ZOU will bring cheer and comfort to children who may be experiencing uncertainty.
For more info about love Columbia go to lovecolumbiamo.org
Coach Pinkel had no idea that he would receive proclamations from the Missouri House and Senate honoring his Hall of Fame induction. And he also had NO idea that after the ceremonies, he would also be attending a surprise birthday party!
Friends, family, colleagues and former players gathered at Madison’s restaurant in downtown Jefferson City to share a meal and wish Coach Pinkel a happy birthday. The highlight of the event was the video of funny and heartwarming birthday and congratulatory wishes compiled from all over the country. You can watch the video below and check out photos from the birthday party here.
On April 27, 2022, Coach Pinkel had the tremendous honor of receiving proclamations from both the Missouri House and the Missouri Senate recognizing his successful coaching career and his impending induction into the National Collegiate Football Hall of Fame. Friends, family, colleagues, several former players, and members of the media watched from the galleries as the representatives and senators celebrated his contributions to the State of Missouri. Following the formal proclamations, Coach Pinkel greeted many friends and fans, posing for photos and signing autographs.
Additionally, April 27 was Coach Pinkel’s 70th birthday. Check out our post about his surprise party at Madison’s, complete with a heartwarming video featuring birthday and congratulatory messages from all over the country.