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101 Awards

Fabulous Football
March 2nd was the date for the 43rd annual 101 Awards at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Joe Freeman and Bill Nelson were the co-chairmen. This year’s recipients were Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, J.J. Watt, Aldon Smith, Bruce Arians and Chuck Pagano, and Pete Carroll. Don Shula received the Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football. Proceeds benefited the Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation.

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Kansas City Conversations

Captivating Conversations
Kansas City Conversations was held on March 15th at the Kansas City Club. Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 commissioner; was the featured speaker.
Also featured in the April 6th issue of The Independent

Bob Burda, Kathy Turpin, Bob Bowlsby, featured speaker; and Jon McGraw and John Teasdale

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Notre Dame de Sion

All the World’s a Stage
Notre Dame de Sion School’s Gala Auction took center stage at Starlight Theatre on March 2nd was the date for Notre Dame de Sion School’s Gala Auction, “All the World’s a Stage.” Guests enjoyed cocktails, a delicious dinner and silent and live auctions. Ann and Frank Uryasz were the honorary chairmen, and Pam and Kevin Kramer and Heidi and Ethan Whitehill served as the co-chairmen.

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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary

Breakfast of Champions
March 2nd was the date for the 32nd annual Omelet Brunch. The event benefited the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary and was held at its Westport Community Center. Phil Witt, Abby Eden and Carolyn Long were the celebrity chefs. Guests enjoyed made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit, pastries, and beverages. Proceeds support Salvation Army homeless shelters, food pantries, emergency assistance, and substance abuse programs.

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Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance

Crescendo Kick-off Party
A Kick-off Party was held recently for UMKC’s Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo at the lovely home of Regina and Bill Kort. Crescendo will be held on November 8th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Nancy Lee and Jonathan Kemper are the honorary chairmen, and Jenny Erdman and Tim Van Zandt are the co-chairmen.

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