Park, KS – March 2018 / Newsmaker Alert / Travel industry leader Global
Connections, Inc. (GCI), the highly-respected resort developer, travel
club fulfillment and service provider has once again played an important
role in its local community by supporting the Guns ‘n’ Hoses event with
donations of time, support and financial contributions.
by GCI, Guns ‘n’ Hoses is held annually at the Kansas City Convention Center
benefiting S.A.F.E., the Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund, a
not-for-profit organization of the Kansas City Crime Commission. S.A.F.E.
supports the families of Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters and Emergency
Services Personnel in the Kansas City metropolitan area who have perished
in the line of duty. To help ease the pain felt by these families, S.A.F.E.
provides emotional and financial support as well as college scholarships
to children of first responders. Since GCI’s involvement, memorial contributions
and scholarships have increased dramatically.
year the event raised $150,238 overall. GCI donated its corporate headquarters
conference room for monthly meetings held by the Guns ‘n’ Hoses Board;
GCI team members provided support in facilitating the event and GCI’s in-house
Creative Department contributed resources and skills to create billboards,
programs and marketing outreach. GCI also provided two 1- week vacations
in resort condominiums: one for a condo accommodation in Las Vegas and
one at their resort, White Oak Lodge and Resort in Gatlinburg, TN. Tom
Lyons, President and CEO of GCI, not only serves on the board for the successful
event, but also is a co-emcee during the “heads/tails” game, the silent
auction and wine raffle.
Global Connections, Inc.
Connections, Inc. (GCI) is based in Overland Park, KS, opening in 1996
as a travel club fulfillment and service provider. Considered a leader
in the travel club industry, GCI offers the members of its Global Discovery
Vacations club program a wide variety of leisure benefits and vacation
options at more than 700 North American resorts. GCI is the developer and
owner of resorts in California, Florida, Tennessee and Colorado as well
as owning and leasing numerous resort condominium units throughout the
U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean. For more information about GCI visit