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Special Events

Fun for a Cause

The YMCA Challenger program hosts unique special events throughout the year to help support Challenger sports, activities and young adult social outings. Find out what's coming up next and join the fun!

Save the Date!
Challenge Your Fashion 2023

Mark your calendars for the 15th Annual Challenge Your Fashion presented by ProAthlete!

YMCA Challenger Athletes will walk the runway with current and former professional athletes from your favorite teams!
Enjoy dinner, live and silent auctions, live music and more during this very special night filled with fashion and fun - all for a great cause.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Kansas City Marriott Muehlebach Downtown
1213 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please email To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here.

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Thank You For Supporting
Challenge Your Fashion

Challenge Your Fashion presented by Pro Athlete was filled with fun, fashion and great times. Our 14th annual event was held on March 5, 2022 at the Loews Hotel in Downtown Kansas City.

Thanks to our guests, volunteers and event sponsors for making this year's event such a success. We also thank Greg and Linda Westbrook for co-chairing the event, as well as the 2022 planning committee for their support.

This great night for a great cause benefits the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenger program, which provides children with disabilities the opportunity to build confidence, learn new skills and make friends through sports programs, swim lessons, social events, before and after school programs and more.

Challenge Your Fashion Model Ruth Fox
Challenge Your Fashion Model Ruth Fox

Thank You For Supporting
Cheers! Adventure Edition

Access For All

The Y's popular Cheers fundraiser returned in 2021 to benefit the YMCA of Greater Kansas City's adaptive programs for people with disabilities. It was first event in the new Kirk Family YMCA in downtown Kansas City, Mo.

What a night! Because of your support, Cheers! Adventure Edition presented by JE Dunn, raised a net total of more than $45,000 to benefit the YMCA of Greater Kansas City's adaptive programs.

Thanks to Chairs Mark Moberly and Kerri Stowell, Honorary Chairs Frank and Nancy Kirk, our sponsors, volunteers and guests for making this event a success. 

Suitcase with Y luggage tag and stickers that say "We Welcome," "I (Heart) to Travel," "Access for All," "Y for All"

Join the Fun

Stay tuned for the next fun and exciting YMCA Challenger special event! Sign up for our emails to get new event notifications sent straight to your inbox.


Take a look back on some of the great memories made at past YMCA Challenger events. 

Challenge Your Fashion Model Micah Bledsoe
Challenge Your Fashion Model Ava Sessions with Royals Player Nicky Lopez
Challenge Your Fashion Model Ethan Harris
Challenge Your Fashion models backstage
Challenge Your Fashion Cade Hudler and Brett Phillips
Challenger Athlete Yandel Pina
Challenge Your Fashion Model Allison Sonne
Challenge Your Fashion Model Cade Hudler
Challenge Your Fashion Model Ruth Fox
Challenge Your Fashion Model Knox Gray
Challenge Your Fashion Models Cole Wood-McKeown and Alexis Gifford
Challenge Your Fashion Model Kelcie Olivia Turner
Challenger Athlete Brock Hurla and Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders

Support Challenger Programs

You don't have to wait until a special event to support the Y Challenger program. Show your support by making a donation online.