Event Extras

Cheers for Challenger

YMCA of Greater Kansas City
The YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s seventh annual Cheers for Challenger wine tasting and auction was held on July 11th. Jenny Burkhead served as the chairman of the event which featured Trent Green and other local sports celebrities. Guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and an auction to benefit the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenger program.

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Young Friends of Art Summer White Party

Under the Tuscan Sunset

“Under the Tuscan Sunset” was the theme of the Young Friends of Art Summer White Party. Kristina Carlson and Boyce Richardson were the co-chairmen. The event was held on July 12th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Guests sported white attire and enjoyed cocktails, delicious fare and entertainment by DJ Ashton Martin. 
Also featured in the August 24th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: J.

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Party with a Purpose

AIDS Walk Kansas City
June 12th was the date for the AIDS Walk Kansas City’s Party with a Purpose Patrons’ Party. The event was held in the amazing gardens of Marianne and Ralph Getchell. Guests enjoyed cocktails, a delicious repast and entertainment by the Village Gypsy Jazz Band. 
Also featured in the August 24th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Karen Ledford

Josh Strodtman, Shawn Mullane and Michael Lintecum

David Hughes, Jr.

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Let’s Play Golf

The Vitae Foundation
July 22nd was the date for The Vitae Foundation’s 19th Annual Pro-Life Golf Classic at Blue Hills Country Club.  Guests enjoyed great golf, a live auction and a delicious Jack Stack Barbecue dinner. Kaye and Jerry Meiners served as the chairmen.
Also featured in the August 24th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Chris Wilborn

Pat Purcell, Paul Thompson, Jerry Meiners, chairman; and Nick Bono, Sr.

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Sheffield Place

Capturing Hope
Sheffield Place is a treatment and transitional living center for homeless mothers and their children. The children at Sheffield Place recently participated in the national Pictures of Hope program, an award-winning initiative founded by celebrity photographer Linda Solomon. Pictures of Hope empowers homeless children to capture their dreams through photography. The program is sponsored by Chevrolet and Cable Dahmer Chevrolet.

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