Event Extras

Big Slick Celebrity Poker Tournament & Party

Three of a Kind
Kansas Citians will be laughing their #@*% off the weekend of July 19th and 20th when Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis come back to Our Town for the Big Slick Celebrity Poker Tournament & Party. The weekend will benefit Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics and will feature a Celebrity Wiffle Ball Tournament, a Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament and the Big Slick Party and Live Auction.

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Terrific Trivia
Spofford recently hosted its first annual Trivia Night. More than 150 guests on 18 teams duked it out to be trivia champs for children with categories in pop culture, movies, one hit wonders, and more. The evening also featured an ’80s theme, silent auction, raffle, games, and delicious fare.

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The Kansas City Art Institute

Elegant Evening
June 1st was the date for The Kansas City Art Institute’s 2013 Art and Design Auction. Guests enjoyed a delicious buffet from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions, and a performance by dancers from the Kansas City Ballet. Three silent auctions unfolded in the Dodge Building and a live auction took place on the patio of the KCAI Campus.¬† Mary and Richard Wetzel and Kathy and Mark Donovan were the co-chairmen.

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Hall of Fame

The University of Kansas Hospital
June 5th was the date for The University of Kansas Hospital’s third annual Hall of Fame at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Former Kansas Governor Bill Graves received the Legacy Award and Mary and Dr. William Reed and Deanna and Greg Graves were honored with the Catalyst Awards. Lockton Companies and Standard Beverage Corporation received the Partner in Excellence Awards.

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Kansas City Conversations

The Kansas City Club
Kansas City Conversations was held on May 29th at The Kansas City Club. John McDonald, founder and president of Boulevard Brewing Company; was the featured speaker.
Also featured in the July 13th issue of The Independent

Jon McGraw, president; John McDonald, featured speaker; and Dave Wimberly, The Kansas City Club 

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