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Silent Auction Growing

Oscar Night America is next week…we are busy collecting wonderful Silent Auction items to have available to raise more funds for kids in need.

Lamar Outdoor donated a free week of a Digital Billboard….Leslie Carto from the Variety Board of Directors is busy calling everyone she knows and collecting amazing one of a kind donations.

At the post office yesterday and was surprised to have a large box waiting for me from Jillian Michael’s…It was filled with books, tapes and pictures for us to use to raise more money for our cause.

The amount of generosity that lies in people is is so comforting…some people just get it…That giving to others is the most powerful gift you could give to yourself….

So excited for our fundraiser…Thanks to all who give!

Radio blitz…Alice 102 and Q104


The infamous Kathy Quinn interviewed me today about Variety and all the wonderful events we have around town…We are have the most amazing adventures lined up for Variety and Young Variety…Oscar Night America…Auto Show….Bike Drive…Royals 5K…Kathy really let us share our mission and goals with the listening audience..We thank her for her support and encouragement…Will she really have a Kathy Quinn Team for the 5K….Let’s plan on it!

Happy Valentine’s Day


Heard from Katie and Billy Butler from Spring Training Camp. They were kind enough to send an autographed baseball to our little Noah for a special surprise. They loved the video of the event and asked if they could maybe be involved when they return to Kansas City.

Met with Young Variety…Ashley Matheny. She broke all the records and goals for the Young Variety Beer for Bikes event. 100% over budget. I am in awe that these talented young people have such big and kind hearts towards giving.

A huge thank you to Blue Cross and Blue Shields  for sponsoring Oscar Night America….What a special treat to have their support!

What a day to celebrate all the love in people’s HEARTS!

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Drew 6 to perform at Variety’s Oscar Night America

We are pleased to announce….Drew 6 will perform LIVE at Variety’s Oscar Night America. Our 17th Annual Signature Fundraising Event….highlighting the telecast of the Oscar’s on the big AMC Movie Screen.

What a way to start the evening…best singing talent in town!
Buy your tickets now at! $75 per person/$125 for two!

Billy Butler Makes Dreams Come True

 Young Variety Celebrated its First Anniversary this morning, and we also gave a check to Noah’s family to help pay for his really cool wheelchair. We like to make a check presentation extra special for the child. We found out Noah LOVES the Royals and Billy Butler, so the Royals sent some tickets for the family to attend a game this summer. Billy Butler also sent a signed Baseball from Spring Trainingjust for Noah. It was signed:

” To Noah: Play Hard, Work Hard. -Billy Butler.”
What a nice thing to do!

Check Out Our NBC Action News Article!

Local charity teams up with Krispy Kreme to raise dough for their cause – – Kansas City

Young Variety Is Turning 1!

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