Global Connections Inc. Supports Kansas City Metropolitan Area First Responders

11th Annual Guns N Hoses Boxing Event to Be Held October 21

OVERLAND PARK, KS – October 10, 2016 –Travel industry leader Global Connections, Inc. (GCI), a travel club fulfillment and service provider of Global Discovery Vacations, in conjunction with Title Boxing Club and other locally based companies, will hold the 11th Annual Guns N Hoses Boxing Fundraiser at the Kansas City Convention Center on Friday, October 21.

The event is one of the major fundraisers for the Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund (S.A.F.E.) which supports families of first responders who have lost their loved ones in the line of duty.  The not-for-profit organization of the Kansas City Crime Commission 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. In an effort to help ease the pain felt by these suffering families, S.A.F.E. provides emotional and financial support as well as college scholarships to children of first responders.

According to Tom Lyons, President and CEO of GCI and co-founder of Title Boxing Club, "Four years ago Title Boxing Club came on as the Boxing Sponsor of this event with GCI providing much of the grass roots assistance."

GCI's creative team prepares graphics for all event materials, including artwork and posters.  GCI also hosts the web site, creates the program, designs T-Shirts and uniforms.   At past events, Tom Lyons has acted as auctioneer and 50/50 raffle leader. 

Nearly 1500 people attended last year's event.  Boxers come from the ranks of the Police, Firefighters and E.M.T.s. 

"These men and women train very hard to raise money for the families of their fallen brothers and sisters," said Tom. "The event not only raises funds but also personalizes these brave folks who volunteer to get in the ring to support their community."

GCI donates resort condominiums for both the live and silent auctions. Other auction items included are soccer packages and premium seats to Kansas City sporting events.

"Backing Guns N Hoses lets us show our appreciation to those who serve and protect us," said Tom. 

The VIP Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.  on October 21 and doors open to the general public at 6 p.m., with the first boxing match beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster, through the KC Crime Commission and from the participating boxers.

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 numerous resort condominium units throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean. For more information, visit

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. For more information about Global Discovery Vacations visit


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