Greater KC Day: Buy a paper, help the kids
Celebrating Royals' opening weekend, April 1 fundraiser will benefit Rotary Camps & Children's Mercy
As our World Champion Kansas City Royals prepare to kick off their 2016 season, the city once again prepare to celebrate - this time through Greater Kansas City Day on Friday, April 1. Every year, thousands of Rotary Club volunteers and donors work together to sell newspapers and make Greater Kansas City Day one of the largest one-day fundraisers in the metropolitan area. Why? It’s all about improving the lives of children. Millions of dollars have been raised for Kansas City area charities as well as Rotary Club 13’s Youth Camp.
This year, Children's Mercy will also benefit from the citywide endeavor, thanks to the Centurions Leadership Program. Centurion volunteers will sell commemorative editions of The Kansas City Star at various locations around town, with half of the proceeds benefiting the Centurions' charity of choice - Children's Mercy in 2016 - and the other half will benefit the Rotary Camps for Kids.
So as you're driving to work or around town Friday morning, be sure to wear your blue, stop at a corner, thank the smiling volunteers and buy a paper to help the kids!
Click here to learn more about the Centurions Leadership Program and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.