On March 11, BARRE, Kansas City Ballet’s young professionals association, held its annual fundraiser at Pennway Place to raise money to support Reach Out And Dance (R.O.A.D.) programs. R.O.A.D. programs are one of the many ways KCB’s Community Engagement and Education department reaches out to the Kansas City community.
Special Thank Yous
The event MC was the lively Mark Walberg from “Antiques Roadshow” and included a special performance for KCB’s Second Company. Guests also enjoyed tasty bites from PB&J Restaurants and beverages from Martin City Brewery, Rock and Run Brewery, Crane Brewery, Amigoni Winery, and Jacquie Ward. And, of course, there was also dancing with DJ Jeremy Anderson.
Kendra Scott Jewelry and SPC Portrait Art donated pull bags that were a flat $60 and $99 respectively. Plus, a silent auction with 35 items from massages, to Chiefs, Sporting KC, and Royals tickets, and more helped raise nearly $7K.
The proceeds will be earmarked for 16 new R.O.A.D. Scholarship Schools allowing the program to reach 800+ kids in the Kansas City Public School District and Turner School District.
The BARRE Board was quite pleased with the event turn out of nearly 150 attendees.
Save the Date
And, mark your calendars, work has already begun on next year’s fundraiser scheduled for March 10, 2018.
Not yet a BARRE member? Memberships are still available here. If you purchase now, your membership will be good through July 2018.