Event Extras

Kansas City Young Matrons – Magic Ball, “All That Jazz!”

Darol Rodrock was the honorary chairman, and Edie Downing and Gigi Rose served as the co-chairmen of Kansas City Young Matrons’ Magic Ball, “All That Jazz!” The January 14th event was held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, a dinner, a silent auction, five raffles, and entertainment by Dueling Pianos. Proceeds support Healing House and its mission to provide safe housing and support for people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

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Kansas City Young Matrons – 2017 Magic Ball Patrons’ Party

A Patrons’ Party for the Kansas City Young Matrons’ 2017 Magic Ball, “All That Jazz,” was held on January 11th at The American Jazz Museum. Honorary Chairman Darol Rodrock introduced Bobbi Jo Reed, Healing House; and Ball Co-chairmen Edie Downing and Gigi Rose thanked patrons for their support. Healing House, the beneficiary of the Ball, is a faith-based substance abuse recovery organization.

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – Snow Ball

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas held its 43rd annual Snow Ball on January 21st at the Overland Park Convention Center. More than 1,850 guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and formal dinner followed by dancing to the tunes of Lost Wax. Lynn and Jay Reardon were the Snow Ball presidents, and Don Foley, Rich Teahan and Pat Wilkerson served as the Snow Ball honorary presidents.

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American Heart Association – Kansas City Heart Ball Patron Party

The American Heart Association’s 30th Annual Kansas City Heart Ball Patron Party was held on January 19th at Lathrop & Gage. Guests were treated to a sneak peek of the Heart Ball program and a preview of the Charlie Hustle line of products benefiting the American Heart Association.

Bob Grossman

Susan and Rick Worrel and Dr. Sanjaya Gupta

Daniel and Jenna Bell, Teri Ackerson and Leslie and Jacob Bayer 

Jill and Ray Kowalik with Dr.

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Warriors’ Best Friend

Warriors’ Best Friend places service dogs adopted from shelters with veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The organization received a grant from the Home Depot Foundation to finish construction on the service dog training facility. The new space will allow Warriors’ Best Friend to shelter and train more service dogs who will then be placed with veterans in need of their support.

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