THE ACE & TJ SHOW
"In the first few years of the Ace & TJ radio show, we were very involved in many charitable causes, being pulled in different directions, and not being able to accommodate as many requests for charity events as we would like to assist. All of the priority events centered around helping children and in 1999, we decided to create Grin Kids...to focus the fundraising efforts, to be able to create a memorable experience for truly unique and special children, to give happiness to families who may have never experienced a "family vacation" before, and to give back to the community that supports our show. In no way does this exclude any other charitable causes with which we're involved, but it has become the main charitable priority of the Ace & TJ Show, working 360 days each year toward raising funds and handling logistics for the next 5-day trip to Disney World with a whole new group of wonderful Grin Kids!” - Ace & TJ
The charity was designed to enhance the lives of terminally ill and chronically handicapped children in our listening areas ages 5 through 12, by taking them & their entire family on a once in a life time trip to Disney World. Over the years we have taken more than 400 children and their families on a 5 day all-expense paid vacation including air travel, ground transportation, Disney Park Hooper passes, meals, hotel rooms at a Disney Resort, Meet & Greet with some of the famous Disney Characters and Disney Dollars for souvenirs. Grin Kids is funded exclusively by listener donations, fundraising events, and corporate donations. Every dollar helps in making this magical vacation possible for children who have only dreamed of a vacation to the Happiest Place On Earth!
Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity, created
by radio morning show personalities Ace & TJ in Charlotte, NC
January 2000. The name of the organization comes from Ace & TJ’s
motto on their morning show, “You Grin, You’re In!”