Category: Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch 2015 was a HUGE Success!

| November 3, 2015 -

Thank you so much to our sponsors, volunteers, and customers who supported the 2015 Pumpkin Patch! Over $50,000 was raised for the Cooper Trooper Foundation this year. In fact, for the first time ever, we actually SOLD OUT of pumpkins one day early. We couldn’t begin to do it without you and it is because of the wonderful success of our biggest fundraiser- the Pumpkin Patch, that we are able to put more Courage Kits in the hands of siblings and contribute to the funding of pediatric cancer research!! We look forward to seeing you in 2016 and if you are interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor or in volunteering, please email us at to let us know!!

2014 Pumpkin Patch Was a Success!

| November 14, 2014 -


What an awesome pumpkin patch we had this year! We sold more pumpkins than ever before, and raised over $53,000 for Cooper Trooper! So, thank you to all of the sponsors who support us financially, so that every dollar raised can go straight into the foundation. Thank you, also, to the amazing volunteers, the teams and groups who come out to unload thousands of pumpkins, David Crabtree for our prime location, Santa’s Trees for lights and steps this year, Walgreens for their continued support and use of the parking lot, Novo Nordisk for bringing a clean up crew, Go Minis for the storage pod, Nashville Tent, the “A” team crew for filling in the gaps and always being willing to help in any capacity, and for our customers who came out for the first time and those who continue to come back and spread the word for us! We couldn’t pull it off without YOU! So, thank you for continuing to support “Pumpkins for a Purpose.” You make a difference in the lives of families impacted by childhood cancer, because of your support of CTF and the Pumpkin Patch.

Accepting Sponsors for 2014 Pumpkin Patch

| June 10, 2014 -

Hard to believe, but it’s time to start gearing up for our 2014 pumpkin patch! We have already been working on details for this year’s Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch. There are new opportunities for sponsors, such as an exclusive day at the patch for your company for our platinum sponsors. Another new addition this year will be family weekends every weekend that the patch is open, complete with fun family activities such as face painting and a bounce house.

We already have several sponsors, who have jumped on this opportunity to support a local charity in the community, while gaining prime marketing exposure. Our deadline this year is JULY 1st, so don’t delay. Go HERE to complete a submission form.PumpkinPatch-RackCard-FrontPumpkinPatch-RackCard-Back


2013 Pumpkin Patch Wrap Up

| November 12, 2013 -

Boys with Pumpkin Patch sign

We are truly humbled and thankful beyond words for those who supported our 2013 Pumpkin Patch fundraiser! This year was difficult on an emotional level, without Rod’s presence. His absence was real and truly felt on a daily basis by those volunteers who knew and loved him. There is no doubt, he is pleased with the outcome this year….a whopping 41% increase in sales from last year to this year!! Rod Cook would be super proud of this

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We really could not pull off a month-long pumpkin patch without our volunteers. The commitment and countless hours selflessly given by these volunteers is mind-blowing! We also could not do what we do without our incredible business sponsorships. These truly allow us to operate the patch without using a dime from our budget, thus more dollars doing what matters…helping families with a child diagnosed with cancer. We also got the opportunity to bring more awareness to childhood cancer and what CTF does, which is priceless. So, thank YOU who were involved in ANY way; whether unloading and volunteering, doing things behind the scenes, sponsoring, cleaning up after, “BUYING your pumpkins for a purpose”, or just telling someone you knew to come get their pumpkins from us. We hope you know how deeply grateful we are!!

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Pumpkins Anyone?

| October 24, 2013 -


It’s hard to believe we are only 7 days away from Halloween and the closing of the 2013 patch. It has already been hugely successful, beyond what we could have hoped for. We have sold LOTS of pumpkins already, but most importantly, we have met lots of new faces that we were able to tell about the mission of The Cooper Trooper Foundation.

To say it has been difficult without Rod’s presence this year, is beyond an understatement. His passion and excitement for the pumpkin patch each year, left a mark on all those involved. That is the very reason we press on. That is why we are more motivated than ever to make others aware.  The impact of childhood cancer on families is real. It is harsh. It is life altering. Sadly, the lack of funding and support it receives from the government pales in comparison to other cancers. Unfortunately, siblings are “lost” in the shuffle, with little support. That is WHY we exist. We will make a difference…one dollar toward research, one sibling encouraged, and one family empowered. ONE at a time!

If you are in the area, come see us this weekend. It is sure to be hopping! The Cooper Trooper Foundation thanks everyone who has supported us this year. Now let’s go carve some pumpkins and make some pies!

2012 Pumpkin Patch Thank You

| November 17, 2012 -

A HUGE “Thank You” to so many who supported our 3rd Annual Pumpkin Patch! We are thrilled to announce that the Foundation raised almost $40,000 between pumpkin sales, sponsorships, and donations during the month of October! 



November 2, 2011

| November 2, 2011 -

Wow! Wow! Wow! The Cooper Trooper Foundation would like to thank everyone who supported our 2nd Annual Pumpkin Patch!  We are pleased to announce that we sold over $64,000 in pumpkins and this effort brought in more than $25,000 in funds for the foundation.