Friday, June 1, 2012
Jazzoo 2012 Kansas City fundraiser will feature live music by Ida McBeth, Dr. Zhivegas, Dolewite and several other Kansas City bands provided by Adam Blue Productions. Jazzoo 2012 will begin at 6:30pm with a patrons only "happy hour" and then the main gates will open at 7:30pm. Jazzoo 2012 will be open until 12am. There will be 10 specialty bars set up throughout the Kansas City Zoo at different locations.
The dress code for Jazzoo 2012 is what makes this Kansas City charity event so special. The dress code is known as "creative black tie". No jeans are allowed, but you can get pretty creative with your tuxedo or evening gown. See the picture above for an example, Jazzoo is a very unique experience as the guests will be donning very entertaining costumes.
All of the benefits of Jazzoo 2012 go towards the animals of the Kansas City Zoo, and this year, in particular, the "extreme makeover" of the Tiger display area. Several different ticket package options are also available including single tickets at $175.00 each and several corporate packages are also available if you would like to bring your entire company out to Jazzoo 2012. In the past few years the weather has ranged from extremely hot to rainy, but this year it looks like the weather will be ideal as we are experiencing a cool weather patch in Kansas City. So come out tonight and spend the evening wandering around the Kansas City Zoo, eating great food, drinking a cool beverage or two, listening to some great live music and supporting the animals at Jazzoo 2012.
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Monday, October 10, 2011
Kansas City is home to several excellent Kansas City charity events and fundraisers in 2011, and here at Kansas City News we like to keep you up to speed on upcoming charity events that are happening in Kansas City and the surrounding areas. So far this year we've had some great charity events including The Kansas City Zoo's Flights for Flippers featuring dueling pianos and also the Zoo's Sunset Safari featuring the KC All Stars. There are some great charity events coming up in 2011 including:
October 15th, 2011
Charity Fundraiser for Camp Quality NWMO
Although this particular event is for Camp Quality staff only, they will be holding a National meeting on Saturday October 15th, 2011 at the Holiday Inn in St. Joseph, Missouri and will feature entertainment from Kansas City's dueling pianos. Camp Quality NWMO provides year round support for children with cancer and their families. They sponsor a week long camp for the kids around the second week of June located at Camp Farwesta, just outside Stewartsville, Missouri. Camp Quality NWMO began in 1986 with 40 campers and 40 companions. The charity now averages 105 campers and 105 companions annually and this year marks the 26th camp. To get involved with Camp Quality NWMO just visit their website at www.campqualitynwmo.org
October 29th, 2011
First Hand Foundation's Masquerade Ball "Night of the Titans"
The 2011 Masquerade Ball marks the 6th year in a row that Cerner's First Hand Foundation has held this creative black tie charity fundraiser. Definitely geared toward the young Kansas City hipsters, this upscale event is held at The Midland Theater by AMC and will feature live music by Dr. Zhivegas produced by Adam Blue Productions. Catering will be provided by Hyatt Regency Catering, and there will be an open bar for the entire night from 7pm - 12am and an after party at Windows on Main on the top floor of the Midland Theater. Tickets for the Masquerade Ball 2011 are $110.00 for single tickets and sponsorship level tickets range from $1000 to $60,000. To purchase tickets please visit https://applications.cerner.com/firsthand. The First Hand Foundation is not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization that provides funding so individual children may have access to health care that would otherwise be impossible. Backed by Cerner, the First Hand Foundation's mission is to directly impact the health status of a young life. This Kansas City charity was founded in 1995 and has distributed more than $14 million to impact 134,000 young lives in 76 countries.
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