Supporting our Communities
The Kansas City Blues play in the Division I competition of the men’s club USA Rugby, which is the highest level of domestic competition. They also field a Division III team to offer new players a chance to learn the game while allowing them the opportunity to advance to the DI side. www.KCBlues.org
Unified FC is a Kansas City-based nonprofit soccer club devoted to preparing youth to face life’s challenges by inspiring male and female athletes to reach their potential and learn respect and responsibility. Their mission is to provide an opportunity for young people and the community to develop healthy life and team skills through participation in the beautiful game of soccer. www.UnifiedFC.org
Midtown KC Now is the champion and leading community partner of Kansas City’s Main Street Corridor, working to support commercial, mixed-use and residential progress, as well as effective community and economic and aesthetic development to encourage the renewal of Midtown. www.MidtownKCNow.org
Pilgrim Center Inc. is dedicated to bringing people and resources together to improve the quality of life in Kansas City’s urban neighborhoods. Their annual Hyde Park Pilgrim Run benefits the center’s programs for children.
Bike Walk KC works to make greater Kansas City a safer and more accessible place to walk, bicycle, live, work and play. They do so through advocacy education and bike sharing. www.BikeWalkKC.org
The American Royal Association has been a Kansas City tradition since 1899, celebrating the region’s agricultural heritage. The association scholarships, education, awards and competitive learning experiences that reward hard work, leadership skills and agrarian values. www.AmericanRoyal.com
Friends of the Konza Prairie is dedicated to supporting the Konza Prairie, an 8,600-acre preserve that serves as biological field station dedicated to research and education. The friends’ projects include environmental education, a docent program, workshops for teachers, and student involvement in research and data collection on the prairie.
Penn Valley Park Conservancy restores, preserves and enhance historic Penn Valley Park as a vital urban green space and as a recreational and cultural resource for the enjoyment of all through education, advocacy and public/private partnerships. www.PennvalleyPark.org
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City keeps families close to their sick children while they get the care and supportive services they need. On any given night, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City serves 87 families. In 2018, their houses and family room provided comfort and care to 7,625 families as well as opened their doors to support over 60,000 visits from family and friends of in-patients at Children’s Mercy. rmhckc.org