Event Extras

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City – Match Appreciation Banquet

April 2nd was the date for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s Match Appreciation Banquet. The Lifetime Friendship Award was presented, the Bigs of the Year were honored and CEO Micheal Lawrence was recognized for his 25 years of service. The evening honored match length and celebrated the creation of new friendships.

Big Brother Jeff McCarther and Antoinne

Big Sister Bri Regan and Little Sister Katie

Guests enjoyed pre-show entertainment.

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TMC Charitable Foundation – White Coat Gala

Doctor Kara Settles and Doctor Jeff Joyce and Zulema and Terry Bassham were the co-chairmen of TMC Charitable Foundation’s second annual White Coat Gala on March 25th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Kelly Eckerman served as the emcee. Proceeds support Kansas City’s essential hospital, Truman Medical Centers.

Vocalist Cherayla Haynes Davis performed for the guests.

Special Guest Frank White, Jr.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City – Kids Night Out

April 7th was the date for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s Kids Night Out at the Overland Park Convention Center. The event featured a private performance from special guest stars, Little Big Town, Grammy Award winner and five-time, reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year. Nancy and Steve Hooley were the honorary chairmen, and Andy Burczyk and Dean Newton served as the co-chairmen.

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Royals Charities – Celebrity Golf Tournament

April 17th was the date for Royals Charities’ Celebrity Golf Tournament at Shadow Glen Golf Club. Current and former players, broadcasters, Sluggerrr, and Manager Ned Yost spent time visiting with players during the tournament. An awards ceremony was held afterward that featured the 1985 and 2015 World Series Trophies.

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The Children’s Place – Angels’ Gala

The Angels’ Gala, a benefit for The Children’s Place, was held on April 29th at the Kansas City Convention Center. Guests enjoyed cocktails and dinner, a live auction with the Nigro Brothers and dancing to Lost Wax. Susie Heddens and Deborah Quirk were the honorary co-chairmen, and Melissa Batz, Tracy Dillon, Lisa Hardy, Laura Jones, and Addie Perry served as the co-chairmen.

Leslie and Jacob Bayer, Jr.

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