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Zcharia Jose Memorial Foundation Mission is to: • Raise awareness • Donate time • Provide material support • Be an agent of compassion and change For people and communities affected by cancer and healthcare.

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Joseph and Jenny Melookaran Charitable Trust
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We fully support the American Cancer Society and all the work they do in for our community here in Kansas City.
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Zcharia Memorial Volleyball Tournament 2023

The Zcharia Jose Memorial Foundation is devoted to commemorating the cherished memory of our dear Zcharia Jose and assisting in the fight against cancer. We are thrilled to announce our recent donation of $5200 to the American Cancer Society in May 2023. This contribution symbolizes our unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those affected by cancer. The Zcharia Jose Memorial Volleyball Tournament 2023 was an outstanding success. We recently hosted a highly successful volleyball tournament that brought together participants who showcased their skills and shared a common passion for supporting the battle against cancer. We take immense pride in sharing that the tournament winners, the Moonshiners (Tinu Thomas and team), generously donated their prize money of $300, while the runners-up, the KC Avengers (Abdul Kurnool and team), also contributed their prize money of $200. The collective generosity of these teams further reinforces our dedication to the cause. This helped us donate an additional $500 to the American Cancer Society. We are deeply grateful for the tremendous support from the participating teams and all the individuals who backed this tournament. Our efforts not only serve as a source of encouragement for the participants but also highlight the significant impact we can achieve when we join forces in the fight against cancer. We extend our heartfelt appreciation for your unwavering dedication and the invaluable work you all do, which enables us to support the American Cancer Society and KCHope Lodge in aiding patients and raising awareness. It is an honor for us to contribute to this noble cause, and we eagerly anticipate continued support in the future.

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The badminton tournament, hosted by the Zcharia Jose Memorial Foundation on April 7, 2024, was an extraordinary affair marked by spirited competition and camaraderie. Amidst the high stakes of cash prizes and trophies for the top three winners, the event exuded warmth and unity, making it truly memorable.

This tournament held in memory of the late Anish Mathew, who was not only an avid badminton player but also a beloved friend to all of us, served as a fitting tribute to his legacy. As we gathered to celebrate his life and passion for the sport, we were reminded of the joy and friendship he brought to our lives.

We want to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated, whether as players, organizers, or supporters. Your enthusiasm and dedication made this event possible, and it's a testament to the strength of our community. Let's continue to honor Anish's memory through our love for badminton and our commitment to friendship. Thank you all for making today's tournament a memorable and meaningful occasion.

The winners of the 2024 Zcharia Jose Memorial Badminton tournament are as follows:

I Place (Gold): Krishnakumar Kulangara & Vijesh Vijayakumar
II Place (Silver): Hari Manikkothu & Anoop Vinod
III Place (Bronze): Suku Kuriakose & Jerin Joseph

Congratulations to all winners. Special thanks to our Sponsors Joseph & Jenny Melookaran and our Anonymous sponsors.

The proceeds after expenses will be donated to the American Heart Association.

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