Event Extras

WIN for KC – Women’s Sports Awards Celebration

February 1st was the date for the WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Celebration in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Area high school female state champions and six local individuals were recognized for their community contributions and achievements in sports. Olympic medalist and ESPN Analyst Jessica Mendoza was the keynote speaker.

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Children’s Mercy – Red Hot Night Gala

Cathy and Rick Baier and Becky and Brett Gordon were the honorary co-chairmen, and Stacie Prosser and John Brandmeyer were the co-chairmen of Red Hot Night Gala, a benefit for Children’s Mercy. More than 1,600 guests enjoyed the 13th annual event on February 11th in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. The starry night featured cocktails, a gourmet dinner by PB&J, live music, auctions, and dancing.

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Shawnee Mission Education Foundation – Donor Recognition Dinner

Shawnee Mission Education Foundation’s annual Donor Recognition Dinner was held on February 8th at the Broadmoor Bistro. Shawnee Mission School District Signature Culinary Program students prepared a delectable dinner.

Jim and Kathy Vigliaturo, Suzette and Kenny Southwick, Michael Kautz, and Anthony Springfield

The Broadmoor Bistro Student Chefs were hard at work preparing a wonderful meal.

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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – Romantic Revels

February 4th was the date for Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s Romantic Revels at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Barbara and Robert Bloch served as the chairmen. The Founder’s Award was presented to Mark Edelman in honor of Theater League’s 40th anniversary year, and R. Crosby Kemper III paid special tribute to HASF Founder Marilyn Strauss in honor of the 25th anniversary year of the Festival.

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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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