THUNDERGONG!: What is it — and why you don't want to miss out!

THUNDERGONG!: What is it — and why you don't want to miss out!

Buck Wimberly, Billy Brimblecom, and Joey Mendez

If you've been in Kansas City for a bit, you may have been hearing about this recent annual event called "Thundergong!" — involving Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen, Will Forte, and Wynonna Judd, alongside other celebrities and musicians.

Billy Brimblecom — a friend and client of ULAH — was inspired to start Steps of Faith in 2013 and help build Thundergong! in 2017 after coming through the other side of his own battle with cancer, which caused him to lose his leg. It was after having to raise money for his own prosthetic that he was awakened to the fact that there are thousands like him who could use assistance obtaining their prosthetics to help them live the life they want.

"With the help of our Steps of Faith donors, we are able to remove the physical limitations that amputees face, empowering them to focus on overcoming new challenges." - Billy Brimblecom, Jr - Executive Director

Billy Brimblecom wearing ULAH

Thundergong! is a start-studded event filled with music, comedy, and entertainment that raises money for Steps of Faith — which reconnects amputees through their communities, families, and workforces by relieving the financial burden of prosthetic care.

"Steps of Faith is a nonprofit public charity dedicated to providing prosthetic care, hope, and comfort to amputees needing financial support. We help uninsured and underinsured amputees get the prosthetic limbs they need. We restore mobility, we restore possibilities."

This year's Thundergong! line up includes:

  • Jason Sudeikis
  • Fred Armisen
  • Will Forte
  • Wynonna Judd
  • Cactus Moser
  • Madisen Ward
  • The Get Up Kids
  • Jason Barnes
  • Joe Wong
  • Derek Hughes
  • Summer Breeze

Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte at Thundergong! 2018

Thundergong! 2018 in Kansas City at Uptown Theater
Wynonna Judd performing at Thundergong!

We hope you'll join ULAH in supporting this great cause! This will be ULAH's second year supporting Thundergong! — and we'd love to get more friends and clients to participate by buying tickets to attend, and/or buying one of the Thundergong! tee's sold at ULAH featuring The Comets' logo. 

Thundergong! takes place Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, MO.

Get your tickets here! | Donate to Steps of Faith here!

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  • Chris Mullen

    My name is Chris Mullen and my solo project is called,“Doubting Theresa” .I am a veteran musician with over 43 years experience playing drums,bass,and guitar.I lost my leg last Christmas Eve due to poor blood flow.I look forward to watching this year’s event and if I am blessed enough I look forward to playing @ Thundergong soon !!!

  • Chris Mullen

    I am a musician who has been playing bass,drums and guitar for over 43 years.I am truly grateful for the Thundergong event and can’t wait to watch this year’s performers and look forward to possibly being blessed,with performing @ Thundergong in the near future as we amputees need to support each other.I lost my left left due to poor blood flow on Christmas Eve 2019.

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