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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City – 27th annual Kids Night Out

The 27th annual Kids Night Out, a benefit for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, was held on April 15th at the Overland Park Convention Center. Mary Jane and Michael Judy served as the honorary chairs, and Andy Burczyk, board member, was the chair. The program featured a message from Sanay C., Missouri State Youth of the Year. Dan + Shay, the Grammy Award-winning duo, performed. The evening also included cocktails, a delicious dinner, and live and silent auctions.   

Katherine Patterson, Stephanie Hetherington, and Lindsey Podrebarac


Suzie Vipond, Ellen Burris, Juliet Hawley, and Laura Baumert


Jayden H., 2022 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City Youth of the Year; Abby Eden, and Sanay C., 2023 Missouri State Youth of the Year


(Seated) Glenn Mills, Ryan Holmes, Katie Maloney, and Clayton Mayfield (standing) Roshann Parris, Harper Holmes, Jayden H., Nailah Hasam, and Jeff Dobbs


(Seated) Andrea Burczyk, Jackie and Andy Burczyk, event chair; and Doug and Tricia Hunt (standing) Nicole Oglesby, Luuk Wassenaar, Maddie Torti, Sam Torti, Shaun Oglesby, Drew Burczyk, and Connie and Tom Cargin


Carissa and Bill Keen


Cassidy Thompson, Taylor Ward, Kelsey Harris, and Collin Thompson

Featured in the May 27, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Mark McDonald Photography


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