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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!

Join Us October 7 for
Cheers! Adventure Edition

Discovery Awaits

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

Enjoy delectable eats and drinks, bid on great auction items and see firsthand how your support offers boundless opportunities for people with disabilities. 

Thursday, October 7, 2021
6-9 p.m.
Kirk Family YMCA
222 W. 11th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Co-Chairs | Mark Moberly and Kerri Stowell

Honorary Co-Chairs | Frank and Nancy Kirk

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

Thank you for supporting Challenge Your Fashion

Challenge Your Fashion models backstage
Challenge Your Fashion models backstage

Thanks to our guests, sponsors, volunteers and committee for making the 13th annual Cheers for Challenger event a huge success.

All proceeds benefit our Challenger programs, including swim lessons, social events, before and after school programs and more for young people with diverse abilities.

We hope you enjoyed this great night for a great cause. Visit our blog for a complete event recap and photos from this special evening. 

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

Challenge Your Fashion Model Ava Sessions with Royals Player Nicky Lopez
Challenge Your Fashion models backstage
Challenge Your Fashion Cade Hudler and Brett Phillips
Challenger Athlete Yandel Pina
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.