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$6000 Raised at Gold Ribbon Soccer Tournament

(TRAVPR.COM) USA - March 2nd, 2016 - OVERLAND PARK, KS – The headquarters of travel industry leader Global Connections, Inc. (GCI), a travel club fulfillment and service provider of Global Discovery Vacations, was the scene when GSI Sports, a division of Global Connections, donated $6000 to the University of Kansas (KU) Cancer Center.

The money was raised during GSI Sports’ Soccer Tournament and will be used towards finding a cure for children’s cancer.  The Tournament was held at the Polo Fields in Kansas City, home of the Nutmeg and GSI Fall Cup Tournaments.

On hand to present the donation was Tom Lyons, President and CEO of GCI, and Huw Savage, GSI Tournament Director.   Accepting the donation were Dr. Scott Weir, KU Cancer Center, and Christine Wilson, KU Endowment.

“KU Cancer Center is becoming one of the top cancer research centers in the country right here in our hometown,” said Tom Lyons.  “We feel a sense of pride in the work KU is doing and are extremely honored to contribute to their efforts.  Global is proud to say GSI Sports is “Kickin’ Cancer” one goal at a time.”

About Global Connections, Inc.
Global Connections, Inc. 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 multiple resort condominium units throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean.

About Global Discovery Vacations
Global Discovery Vacations is a respected membership based travel club offering its members access to condominium accommodations, cruise and tour vacations, a full service travel agency, a concierge program, and other leisure benefits.

About GSI Sports
The cornerstone of GSI Sports, a division of Global Connections, Inc., is local and regional level soccer tournaments, Residential and Day Soccer Camps and Sports Housing Management. GSI Sports provides event housing management in myriad other sports such as baseball, golf, field hockey, basketball, rugby, and volleyball. GSI Sports was created in 2001 when Global Connections recognized the opportunity to combine travel with sporting events. What began with only two soccer camps and one tournament now provides sports management and travel services to thousands of sports enthusiasts across the country.  

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