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YMCA of Greater Kansas City – 15th annual Challenge Your Fashion

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s 15th annual Challenge Your Fashion event was held on April 22nd at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Shannon and Brent Johnson were the event chairs. Partygoers enjoyed a fabulous fashion show, where local professional athletes and YMCA Challenger athletes ruled the runway. The event also featured dinner and an auction. Proceeds support kids with disabilities to have an opportunity to play sports through the YMCA Challenger Program and accessible sports complex.

Shannon Johnson, event chair; and Mark Hulet, YMCA of Greater Kansas City


Emcees Steven St. John and Yve Rojas cheered on Challenger Athlete Justin Zessin-Nourse.


Challenger Athlete Hadley Wackerle was all smiles at the fun event.


Kristen Hamilton, KC Current


Challenger Athletes Caleb Welch and Genesis Ortiz took the runway by storm!


Kendall Gammon, former Kansas City Chiefs player

Featured in the May 27, 2023 issue of The Independent. 


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