Coach Gary Pinkel gives out 24 scholarships

Coach Pinkel awarded 24 scholarships through the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation on April 2. Pinkel and GP M.A.D.E. board member Mike Fenner hopped on a Zoom call to surprise the 25 students who did not know they were about to receive scholarships. “They thought this was part of the interview process still, and it was awesome,”

GP M.A.D.E. gives $5,000 grant to First Chance for Children

GP M.A.D.E. gave its first socioeconomic grant to First Chance for Children. The program’s goal is to build an early learning system which covers nine counties in the state of Missouri – serving more that 1,500 families. First Chance for Children provides cribs and basic needs for families starting out with babies and children. The

GP M.A.D.E. donates $15,000 to LLS mid-america chapter

The GP M.A.D.E. foundation donated $15,000 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society mid-america chapter. Coach Pinkel shared stories for the LLS Black Tie Ball in April and met Magnus, a 10-year-old non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor, who shared his stories as well. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting blood

Coach Pinkel surprises Coyote Hill with new shoes

GP M.A.D.E. teamed up with Mizzou wide receiver L’Damian Washington and The Crossing Church to spread some holiday cheer on Monday, December 2. The pair put on some Santa hats and gifted approximately 60 pairs of shoes to the kids of Coyote Hill. Afterward, there was a small party with hot chocolate and cookies to

GP M.A.D.E. participates in Game Day

Coach Pinkel attended an away game watch party hosted by Dan Devers, Jason Andrews and Steve McCarton Saturday in Kansas City for Mizzou’s game versus Georgia. The watch party was held at National Golf Club in North Kansas City, and participants were invited to go watch the game, meet Coach Pinkel and listen to former

GP M.A.D.E. donates $15,000 to Wonderland Camp

The GP M.A.D.E. Foundation gave its first grant since its launch in April to Wonderland Camp in Rocky Mount, Mo. Pinkel says the foundation has already raised approximately $265,000 of which will be divided up in several grants— the first being a $15,000 grant to Wonderland Camp.Wonderland Camp’s mission is to provide a safe, fun

Coach Pinkel named Missouri Sports Legend

On Sunday, November 3, Gary Pinkel was named a Missouri Sports Legend, the highest honor able to be received from the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Pinkel is the winningest coach in Missouri football history, and retired in 2015 with a 118-73 record. In an article from the News Tribune, Coach Pinkel said he’s a

GP M.A.D.E. Foundation teams up with Abel’s Army

The GP M.A.D.E. Foundation teamed up with Greg DeLine and Abel’s Army at Mizzou’s October 12th homecoming game. Seven-year-old Abel, who is in remission for leukemia, got to spend time with Missy and Coach Pinkel before the game, as well as help with the pregame coin toss. Alicia Green, Abel’s mom, said they actually met

Gary Pinkel inducted into Summit County Sports Hall of Fame

Coach Gary Pinkel, along with seven other athletes and coaches, was inducted into the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame on October 1. Coach Pinkel graduated from Kenmore High school (Akron, Ohio) in 1970 and Kent State in 1975. He coached for 39 years following a playing career where he won honorable mention All-American and

Gary Pinkel named Norm Stewart Legacy Award Winner

Coach Pinkel received the Norm Stewart Legacy Award for Coaches v. Cancer. Coaches v. Cancer evolved from an idea hatched by legendary former Mizzou head basketball coach Norm Stewart into a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The organization aims to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living