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YMCA of Greater Kansas City – Challenge Your Fashion

January 25th was the date for the Challenge Your Fashion gala. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, a live auction hosted by Rex Hudler and The Nigro Brothers, and dancing to the tunes of Lost Wax. The 13th annual event featured a fashion show with sports celebrities and YMCA Challenger athletes and buddies. Aly Trost and Steven St. John were the emcees. Proceeds support the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenger Program, which helps children with diverse abilities to build confidence, learn new skills, and make friends through sports programs and social activities. The event will also help the YMCA build additional accessible sports fields at the YMCA Challenger Sports Complex.

John and Janet Mikos with Lundy and Mike Byars


Jeremy Gaskill, Brock Hurla, Challenger athlete; and John Mikos


Brett Phillips


Nicky Lopez, Bri Phillips, Gabrielle Griffin, and Foster Griffin

Also featured in the March 21, 2020 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit:  Myla Tosatto


Rose Brooks Center – Cabaret

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Hunt Family Foundation – 101 Awards

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Young Friends of Art – Party Arty: Night of the Shining Sun

Young Friends of Art hosted Party Arty: Night of the Shining Sun at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on February 1st. Alyssa Vargas and Weston Owen served as the co-chairmen. Guests…

WIN for KC – Women’s Sports Awards Celebration

February 7th was the date for WIN for KC’s Women’s Sports Awards Celebration. The 26th annual event was held at the Kansas City Convention Center. Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer and…