This heartfelt story is a part of our 80 Stories, 80 Days campaign. For every story we collect through this campaign, Unique Connect will make a donation directly to our organization, so please submit your story now.
From Beth Ott:
Last year a component was added to the Variety Show called Variety Star Search, where locals are encouraged to submit their talent and get as many votes as they could as a competition to see who would perform live the night of the Variety Show. Since voting was determined through dollars ($1 = 1 vote), it was amazing to see local youth raise money for our Variety kids through their talents. For a child to understand how important it is to give back at such an early age is so important for our community. And what better way to bring them together than celebrating what truly makes each one special. The talented young woman who won the competition last year brought tears to my eyes the night she performed live, because she not only sang very beautifully but I knew how much work she put into raising money for our Variety kids to be on that stage.
Through our 80 Stories, 80 Days campaign, we are asking all of you who have been touched by our organization in any way to share your story and help us gain more support for Kansas City children with developmental disabilities.
When you bid at the Variety Show Live Auction, you always win. Because it isn’t just about a Sporting KC experience or a “suite” evening with Katy Perry, it’s about helping children who have developmental disabilities get the mobility and communication devices they need to be included in our community. Everything else is just a really awesome bonus:
T-Bones Experience Package
To help us raise funds and find an amazing opening act for our 2014 Variety Show, Variety is hosting a star search. We’re looking for talented and fun acts that want to win big. Whether you’re a group or individual, adult or child – if you have a special or unique talent, it’s your time to shine.
Variety the Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City is excited to celebrate the song release of Drew Six’s newest recording, We Choose Livin, this Thursday at Haus in Martini Corner. He originally wrote the song for the kids of Variety, and then performed it with our Danielle Coulter at the 2012 Variety Show. After the show, Drew traveled to Nashville where he rerecorded the song with country music artist Sarah Allison Turner. His music journey can be seen here at Drew Six TV.
Variety would like to extend an invite to all our friends, family, volunteers, and music enthusiasts to join us this Thursday, October 25th, from 5-6 p.m. at Haus in Martini Corner to hear Drew sing the song live, get his autograph, and purchase a copy of the song. Drew Six will graciously donate all proceeds of the downloaded song to Variety! The song dropped today on iTunes, so we’re encouraging everyone to check it out. Thanks, Drew!