When: Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Location: Palmer's Deli & Market, 2843 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA
The 2nd Annual event was a huge success. The Board discussed how the first year of the foundation had a tremendous start. The foundation made donations to 14 dialysis centers from Washington DC to Las Vegas.
In honor of John Cook young wrestlers participated in the 1st Annual John R Cook Memorial Junior Wrestling Tournament on December 7th, 2013 at Des Moines Roosevelt High School (formally Roughrider Junior Classic)
At the Guts Gear Inc. Foundation Launch Event on March 29th, 2013 over $30,000 was raised for children on dialysis. Thank You to all for the donations and support!
In honor of John Cook, young wrestlers participated in the 2nd Annual John R Cook Memorial Junior Wrestling Tournament on December 6th, 2014 at Des Moines Roosevelt High School
An overwhelming turnout on March 31st, 2015 at the Cub Club, Principal Park, Des Moines, Iowa
The 3rd annual event was headlined by special guest speaker Dr. Jennifer Jetton MD, Pediatric Nephrologist from the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.
The 4th Annual GutsGear Foundation Fundraiser on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 was another huge success. Thanks again to Palmer's Deli for hosting this event. The event raised approximately $30,000 and was headlined by our guest speaker Dr. Craig Shadur. Please view Dr. Shadur's comments about GutsGear Foundation and his personal connection with John.