Event: Rock the Night with We Rock the Spectrum KC
Written by: Cassidi Jobe
We Rock The Spectrum Kids Gym is Kansas City's only fully inclusive indoor play facility. Through our physical location, mobile We Rock On Wheels program, and community outreach programs, our mission is to provide our community with inclusive resources and environments that promote acceptance and understanding of those with developmental differences.
Rock The Night is our annual charity gala. This year it will be held on Wednesday, September 20th from 5-10 pm at 28 Event Space and includes dinner, open bar and a silent auction. We are so blessed to have amazing event sponsors that allow us to put 100% of the proceeds of this event right back into our organizations programs and services such as sponsorships for families who cannot financially afford to access our programs and services, to further our community outreach programs. Examples of our community outreach programs include; donating the bus to community events that benefit children in need, community education, and public speaking, as well as the 'Rockin' Kids All Abilities' team at the Kansas City Kids marathon (that WRTS will be sponsoring) and to continue to provide our community with sensory based, inclusive play facilities that promote understanding and acceptance of those with developmental differences.
Basically,this isn't one of those charity events that you go to and a very small portion actually goes towards the cause and the rest goes to pay for the actual event! I am not saying anything negative about those types of events -- but I think people like to know that the money they are putting towards the event tickets and with their silent auction purchases is directly impacting the lives of children with special needs in our community. Oh and it is genuinely a great time! The venue is gorgeous and the atmosphere is so positive and fun!
Our event sponsors include, 28 Event Space, Brancato's Catering, Claire Ryser Photography, Events By Elle, Good Earth Floral Design Studio & KC Mobile DJ. (we are contractually obligated to mention all of the above in any of our marketing material!)
If you'd like to purchase tickets -- www.rockthenightkc.eventbrite.com