KAIA Young Agents Raised $8,845 with Hot Ones Challenge
Topeka, Kansas – September 10, 2021 – The Kansas Association of Insurance Agents announced that its Young Agents Committee has exceeded the $4,000 fundraising goal for The Hot Ones Challenge. The challenge reached its goal two weeks ahead of the campaign’s September 10 end date, collecting $8,845.
The Young Agents’ Hot Ones Challenge benefits Jacob Legleiter, who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Choriocarcinoma.
“Over the years the Young Agents have done some amazing charity work. KAIA is fortunate to have such a special group of Young Agents that are passionate about supporting the association and those within our independent agent insurance industry,” said KAIA Executive Director Dave Hulcher.
As part of the Young Agents Committee’s guiding principles, it selects a charitable cause each year to support. In 2019, the Young Agents collected over 250,000 bandages for Noah’s Bandage Project. Before that, they collected funds for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
“The insurance industry, as a whole, always goes above and beyond donating, volunteering, or stepping in when events or campaigns in our community come up and responding when the needs of our communities arise. When I heard that Mike Legleiter is going through a rough time, I only wanted to help by showing our support,” said Bryce Hundley, the 2021 Young Agents Committee chairperson, “I’m so proud that our Hot Ones Challenge was able to exceed our expectations.”
Mike Legleiter is a Division Claims Manager with Rain & Hail, a KAIA silver Industry Partner. The Young Agents discovered Mike’s son, Jacob, was diagnosed with choriocarcinoma in late Spring 2021.
This year, the Young Agents Committee’s National Liaison, Brock Elliott of Elliott Group in Louisburg, Kansas, was hatched an idea to create a Hot One’s Challenge. Bryce Hundley of Hundley Insurance Services, and Josh Goodman, KAIA, agreed to participate in the challenge.
Just as in the original YouTube sensation, the participants conducted an interview over ten increasingly spicy chicken wings. They began with Hot Ones Classic sauce with a rating of 1,800 Scoville units and ended with a struggle to finish The Last Dab XXX with a Scoville rating of two million units. Only one participant didn’t accept the final Dab challenge.
Short clips were released through KAIA’s website, as well as through its Facebook and LinkedIn pages. The final cut was released only when the $4,000 fundraising goal was met, which ended up being Tuesday, September 7. The campaign ran from August 21, 2021, to September 10, 2021. Donations can still be made through KAIA’s website at kaia.com/yak.