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Cheers! Adventure Edition
Presented by JE Dunn

Discovery Awaits

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 the first event in the new Kirk Family YMCA in downtown Kansas City, Mo.

Cheers to a Great Night!

Cheers! Adventure Edition

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

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. 

Proceeds benefit the YMCA of Greater Kansas City's adaptive programs, which provide youth and adults with disabilities the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive through recreational and educational opportunities, including sports, swim lessons, social events, Head Start, and before and after school programs. 

If you were unable to attend or didn't get that auction item you wanted, there's still time to make a donation.

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

Event Details

Guests at Cheers! Adventure Edition had the opportunity to explore many spaces throughout the 65,000 square-foot Kirk Family YMCA plus the outdoor synthetic turf field.

Inside, entertainment included music in the lobby from members of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, and jazz saxophonist Willie M. Thornton in the gym following the program.

Four dinner food stations offered the flavors Kansas City is known for:

  • Freight House District: BBQ
  • River Market: Pasta
  • Westside Station: Street Tacos
  • Plaza: Desserts


JE Dunn Construction Logo

Presenting Sponsor
JE Dunn

Discovery Sponsors
Fred & Jami Pryor

Quest Sponsors
Centric Projects

Expedition Sponsors
Advent Health
City Wide Maintenance 
Lathrop GPM LLP
Olathe Health

Supporting Sponsors
ECCO Select
Truman Medical Centers/University Health
K.C. Gunite
Mark Moberly and Kerri Stowell
Commerce Bank
Pro Metals
Country Club Bank
Jenny Burkhead

Partner Sponsors
Mr. Adam Sterns
Dr. Michelle Robin
Andrea Allison-Putman & Andre Putman
Baron Contracting
Spencer Fane
BOK Financial
Ann and David Rhoads
Tico Productions
Ernst & Young LLP

In-Kind Sponsors
Boulevard Brewing Company
Clear10 Vodka
Let's Roam
SpeedPro - North Kansas City

2021 Sponsorship Information

Make a difference as a sponsor, and enjoy added guest benefits and recognition.

Discovery Sponsor - $10,000

Sponsorship includes:

  • 16 tickets and reserved seating
  • 8 Valet Parking Passes
  • Listed as a Discovery Sponsor on all promotional materials including program, email, social media and website.
  • 4 banners at YMCA Membership Center/Program locations including Kirk Family Y
  • Special gifts for sponsor guests  

Email for more information.

Quest Sponsor - $5,000

Sponsorship includes:

  • 12 tickets and reserved seating
  • 6 Valet Parking Passes
  • Listed as Quest sponsor on promotional materials including program, email, social media and website
  • 2 banners at YMCA Membership Center/Program locations
  • Special gifts for sponsor guests

Email for more information.

Expedition Sponsor - $2,500

Sponsorship includes:

  • 8 tickets and reserved seating
  • 4 valet parking tickets
  • Listed as Expedition sponsor in program and on website
  • 1 banner at a YMCA Membership Center/Program location
  • Special gifts for sponsor guests

Email for more information.

Supporting Sponsor - $1,500

Sponsorship includes:

  • 6 tickets and reserved seating
  • Listed as a Supporting Sponsor in program and on website
  • 1 banner at a YMCA Membership Center/Program location of your choice
  • Special gifts for sponsor guests

Email for more information.

NEW! Partner Sponsor - $250

Sponsorship includes:

  • 2 tickets and reserved seating
  • Recognition in program and on website

Email for more information.

Exterior of Kirk Family YMCA, south view across 11th Street
The historic lobby of the Kirk Family YMCA
Overhead view of summer day campers in gym at Kirk Family YMCA, Y logo visible on middle of gym floor

About the
Kirk Family YMCA

The historic Lyric Theater has been transformed into a new state-of-the-art Y, focused on supporting a more vibrant downtown core and providing life-strengthening programs for all ages.

Group of YMCA Challenger sports with coaches on a basketball court
Instructor and participant in pool for adaptive swim lesson
Staff member holding hands interacting with child in adaptive program

Adaptive Programs

Throughout the Y, programs are designed to be inclusive and accessible, to ensure all have the opportunity to be active and belong.


Individuals with disabilities of all ages have the opportunity to build skills, stay active and connect with friends through YMCA Challenger adaptive sports and social events. Activities are led by volunteers and provide important opportunities for new experiences. Sports include baseball, basketball, bowling, flag football, and soccer. Young Adult social events range from outings to visit attractions around Kansas City to dance parties at the Y.


People of all ages and abilities can learn to swim at the Y. Y adaptive swim lessons help people with disabilities get active, develop new skills and gain confidence. Classes are modified to work with each participant on individual needs while learning basic water safety and swimming skills. 


The Y’s Head Start programs provide high-quality inclusive learning opportunities that are individualized to support each child's and family's unique needs. Ten percent of enrollment opportunities are reserved for children with disabilities from ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Nearly half of those children are diagnosed after they enroll in the program. Y Head Start programs provide screenings and ongoing assessments to ensure children receive the critical early intervention and transition services they need to have positive outcomes in all their future endeavors.

SCHOOL-AGE (Day Camp and Before & After School Y Club) 

The Y’s school-age programs work with children of all abilities to ensure that they are included, accepted, learning and making friends. Working with parents and children, the Y’s school-age programs provide opportunities for social, emotional and physical development.


Donate Now

Unable to attend the event? Show your support with a tax-deductible donation.