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Saturday, March 1, 2014

ALS Fundraiser 2014 Starlight Theatre Kansas City

A Night of Hope 2014 ALS Charity Event Starlight Theatre

This Friday the Keith Worthington Chapter of Kansas City's local ALS Foundation held it's 26th annual gala "A Night of Hope". The fundraiser was held at Starlight Theatre and the theme this year was stars of the big screen and theater. Guests dressed up as their favorite stars and walked the red carpet upon entrance to the gala. We spotted Elvis, Ellen, Austin Powers and his "shag girls", Cleopatra and several more great costumes. The guests at the ALS gala seem like one big family, even though there were several hundred in attendance. Many Kansas City charity events and fundraising organizations don't appear to be as closely knit as the ALS group. These kind people are very dedicated indeed to funding ALS research as was marked by the extraordinary length of the auction portion of the night.

A Night Of Hope 2014 at Starlight Theatre started out with a silent auction that included autographed sports memorabilia, and many great donations made by local Kansas City businesses and restaurants. The night then went into a live auction where patrons bid on lavish vacations to different tropical locations, condo stays and packages, and tickets to major sporting events. After that auction was over, they went into an open cash auction - in which bidders simply raised their bidding cards when a dollar amount was announced. The auctioneer would call out to the guests at Starlight Theatre "Ten Thousand Dollars, do we have anyone who would like to donate Ten Thousand Dollars", and on and on it went all the way down to $250. The auction portion of A Night Of Hope 2014 ALS charity event lasted over 3 hours, topping even the most lengthy auction in Kansas City, Children's Mercy Hospital, who are known to have extremely long auctions as well. Their goal was to raise over $50,000 in direct cash donations and they easily topped that number. It was very clear that the ALS chapter in Kansas City are extremely committed to their charity, and this charity event at Starlight Theatre proved their dedication. Awards were given out as well, one award called the Tom Watson Award for Courage, and another award called the George Brett Award for Commitment.

The 2014 ALS charity fundraiser event ended with a fantastic performance by Big Show Dueling Pianos, who got the audience up on their feet and dancing for the remainder of the evening. These guys were incredible, you could tell that they were no average piano bar players like what you see downtown, these dueling piano players were of the highest caliber and the night ended with chants of "one more song, one more song" - simply incredible entertainment from Big Show Dueling Pianos.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dream Factory Gala Event 2012 at Starlight Theatre

One of Kansas City's purest and most respected charity groups, Larry Moore's "The Dream Factory" will hold it's annual Gala at Starlight Theatre on April 20th, 2012. The Dream Factory is a volunteer driven charity that works to make dreams come true for children who have been diagnosed with life threatening illness and disabilities. Each year, several of these children are given the chance to live out their "dream", and the Dream Factory does it's best to make those dreams happen for the child.

This year's 2012 Gala at Starlight Theatre will feature a casual cocktail hour, followed by a delectable sit down dinner that will feature a film showing all of the dreams that came true in 2011 for the children. The dinner will be followed by our famous live auction and a guest appearance by KMBC-TV's Larry Moore. The delightful evening will be topped off with entertainment straight from Los Angeles, California in the form of The Dave Stephens Swing Orchestra, provided by Adam Blue Productions. Dave Stephens was featured in last year's lighting of the Plaza Lights performing "Zat You Santa Clause" and has been a jazz legend for over 2 decades. Guaranteed to get you out on the dance floor, the Dream Factory Gala 2012 will be a magical and rewarding night that will benefit many children who could use a "dream".

Tickets are $100 per person and are available at the Dream Factory website at Sponsorship packages are also available for larger groups and companies that wish to donate. The Dream Factory Gala is a Kansas City charity event that you will not want to miss! A beautiful night out under the stars at Starlight Theatre, a great dinner, superstar entertainment by Dave Stephens and all for a great cause. We will see you there!

The Dream Factory Gala Event 2012 at Starlight Theatre will support the goals of this great Kansas City charity which include:
  • Create smiles on the faces of children who are either seriously or chronically ill
  • Promote a better family atmosphere during a time of great suffering
  • Involve the whole country in the pleasure of granting dreams to children in need of a little ray of sunshine in their lives
  • Locate children who are seriously or chronically ill and insure that their dreams come true
  • Raise the funds necessary to provide these dreams whenever the need arises, and never be forced to refuse any child’s request due to the lack of funds
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