Our Cause - KT1D

Strikeout Type 1 Diabetes

Strikeout Type 1 Diabetes, or “KT1D”, is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization that was founded by Samp’s Hack Shack owners, Amy and Bill Sampen. Amy and Bill have two sons that have type 1 diabetes, and a granddaughter who has tested positive for 5/5 antibodies necessary for type 1 diabetes to manifest itself. Countless other friends and Hack Shack family members have also been effected by this relentless disease. Needless to say, this disease “hits home” for them.


Type 1 diabetes only accounts for roughly 5% of all diabetes and is much different from the much more common form of diabetes – type 2. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, whereas type 2 diabetes occurs from poor lifestyle choices and is reversible with exercise and diet. There is no cure for type 1 diabetes! (click HERE for article to information about recent advances towards a cure for type 1 diabetics)  Type 1 diabetes forces its patients to make dosing decisions 24/7/365 with insulin – a potentially lethal substance.


Strikeout Type 1 Diabetes mission is to:

  • Raise awareness of type 1 diabetes
  • Provide education, advocacy, and resources for students/parents with type 1 diabetes of their rights in the classroom and in competition sports
  • Provide financial aide to those working hard towards a cure for type 1 diabetes
  • Provide collegiate scholarships to students with type 1 diabetes


Make your tax-exempt donation to the “strikeout type 1 diabetes” foundation by: clicking the button below or money order to the address below.



For more information, please contact:

Strikeout Type 1 Diabetes

PO BOX 261

Brownsburg, IN 46112

Phone: 317-407-9929

Email: Info@StrikeoutType1Diabetes.org

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