Fashion Show Benefits YMCA Challenger Program
Professional athletes and YMCA Challenger athletes left their jerseys at home and walked the runway in the latest fashions at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s 10th Annual Challenge Your Fashion fundraiser on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
The event benefited the YMCA’s Challenger adaptive sports and social programs for kids with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities. More than 500 people attended the popular fundraiser presented by Humana at the Marriott Muehlebach. It raised a net total of $151,402.
Guests enjoyed dinner, live and silent auctions, the fashion show, and live music from the band Dolewite. Proceeds from this event will expand the Fred and Shirley Pryor YMCA Challenger Sports Complex and Challenger programs to give more kids of diverse abilities the opportunity to be part of a team, make friends, play sports and participate in recreational activities. Emcees were Royals commentator Rex Hudler and Sports Radio 810's Steven St. John. Models included Christian Colón from the Royals, Brian Harris and Ignacio Flores from the Comets, SEC Network commentator Jarrett Sutton, Fox Sports UFC reporter Laura Sanko, UFC Women's Featherweight World Champion Megan Anderson, Chiefs Cheerleaders, and YMCA Challenger athletes and volunteers.
Photos from the event are available on the Challenge Your Fashion Presented by Humana Facebook page.