Kendle's Krew INC was created to honor the life of Kendle Mae Baggarly. We celebrate her birthday with a fundraising kickball tournament to help her continue to change the world for her peers with intellectual and physical disabilities.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and contributions are tax deductible.
Kendle was a beautiful 8-year-old girl who lived with Aicardi Syndrome. She lost her battle to this seizure disorder in 2019. Her family & friends work each year to celebrate her birthday with love and laughter while raising funds for organizations that helped Kendle and her friends live life to the absolute fullest!
The Kendle's Krew Krazy Kickball tournament is open to ALL ages and ALL abilities! It was designed to be a tournament that Kendle could have legitimately won! While athleticism is an asset in our tournament, you will have to work HARD to beat her friends and individuals like her! Kickball athletes who receive weekly speech, occupational and/or physical therapy are exempt from our "Krazy" rules and receive additional 'Kendle points' that can be used throughout the tournament. They essentially work as a golf handicap and up to 5 points can be used in each game.
This tournament is designed to be fun, full of laugher, good competition for all levels/abilities and KRAZY amounts of fun!
Join us for our next Kendle's Krew Krazy Kickball Tournament on October 21, 2023!
To learn more about our tournament and why we call it KRAZY, visit our FAQ page using the link below!
Our 2022 Champions: ESSENTIAL KICKERS!
Kristi Baggarly Wade Baggarly Tina Black
Krissy Gravel Christy Kanazawa Chad Lindsey
Kim Lindsey Amy Sharp
Kendle's Krew has donated over $58,000 to local nonprofit organizations that served Kendle and her friends with intellectual and physical disabilities.
2019 - $7,000:
Sisu, Integrated Early Learning ($6,500)
Cumming Forsyth County Miracle League ($500)
2020 - $8,400:
Coal Mountain Elementary & Chestatee Elementary: adaptive bikes and repairs on existing bikes ($6,400)
Cumming Forsyth County Miracle League ($1,000)
Java Joy Atlanta ($1,000)
2021 - $16,700:
Matt Elementary, Shiloh Point Elementary and Cumming Elementary schools: upgrade to sensory rooms ($14,000)
Cumming Forsyth County Miracle League: ($1,500)
Java Joy Atlanta ($1,200)
2022 - $26,695:
Silvery City Elementary: Inclusive Playground equipment ($7000)
North Forsyth Middle School: Adaptive Bike ($4,215)
Chestatee Elementary: Sensory Room Equipment ($3,800)
New Hope Elementary: Sensory Room Equipment ($3000)
Sawnee Elem.: large tricycles & painted track on playground ($2,800)
Miracle League of Forsyth County/Cumming: ($2,500)
Forsyth County Special Needs Preschool: Assessment and treatment materials ($2000)
Georgia Options: donation to support their mission of helping adults with disabilities live independently. ($1000)
Whitlow Elem: sensory materials ($380)
Would you like to become a sponsor or donate to make a difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities? Click here to make a tax deductible donation!
Kendle's school, Coal Mountain Elementary, honors a student each year who embodies the Anything is Possible mindset that Kendle so bravely embraced. This is done with the Kendle Baggarly Award.
On May 25th, Alexa Embry was named as the winner of this year's Kendle Baggarly Award! Alexa was described as a student who goes out of her way to assist the students in the special education classrooms. Not only is she part of the Rock Star club which is made up of students who use some of their recess time to volunteer in the special education classrooms, but Alexa sought out additional opportunities to spend with these students. She wanted to help them achieve their goals because Alexa believes anything is possible! Teacher Kristen Dixon recognized that Alexa and Kendle would have been great friends!
Congratulations, Alexa! It is an honor to remember Kendle through students like you!
Robert & Barbara Kutchback
Do you have pictures from a kickball tournament that you'd like to see featured in our photo gallery? We'd love to hear from you!