Join The Derrick Thomas/ Neil Smith Third and Long Foundation on February 27, 2021 as we kick off the Derrick Thomas “Day 58” campaign! This day of giving is in recognition and honor of the 21st anniversary of the untimely death of our founder Derrick Thomas.
Like many other organizations we have been financially hit and limited in resources due to the implications of COVID-19. Our leader, Neil Smith and our committed board members have not wavered in their oath to serve young people. Thanks to our donors and supporters, programming has been able to continue on a reduced scale. But in order for us to continue to keep Derrick’s vision alive, we realize the need to seek additional support.
To commemorate him and honor his love of Kansas City and our youth, we have designed an opportunity to garner financial support but more importantly continue to provide significant programming. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Black History than to recognize “DAY 58” and honor Derrick Thomas and his legacy of providing support for the 58 elementary school children in the program and students receiving academic and community scholarships.
You can be a part of the Derrick Thomas "Day 58" campaign by pledging your support in the following ways:
We thank you in advance because "Day 58" would not be possible without your help.
100% of the proceeds received benefit students in the Third and Long Program.