The support from Cummins comes as an added bonus for the Idaho Stampede Community Foundation, the first-ever community foundation for a professional sports team in Idaho, beginning in 2003. The Stampede are more than grateful for the help.
“It’s great to have such a responsible corporate citizen in this community,” Brandes said of Cummins. “The support from Cummins, on top of the contributions of the Idaho Stampede Community Foundation, should truly make a difference for the Hope House.”
The Idaho Stampede Community Foundation has a long-running relationship with the Hope House, a home for children based out of Marsing. Over the years, the organization has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Hope House and both Brandes and Livingston agree that seeing the happiness the Hope House fosters is enough reason to help these local youth.
“We watched the children sing holiday songs and to watch them smile and be happy, that’s what our organization hopes to bring to the Treasure Valley and state of Idaho,” Coach Livingston said. “We believe every kid has the right to be happy and we hope to see that through with our foundation.”