Nick Wright is at the Larry Stewart Memorial Radiothon and has asked us to plug the event. We are more than happy to do so as this is a fantastic cause.
Here is a bit about the event:
The Salvation Army Larry Stewart Memorial Radiothon (held on August 26th at Crown Center) is a longstanding tradition. “Secret Santa” Larry Stewart, who co-founded the event, believed in The Salvation Army and its mission to help people in need. To honor Larry Stewart’s memory, the Radiothon was renamed in 2008.
The 2010 Honorary Co-Chairs of the Larry Stewart Memorial Radiothon are Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer Frank White and his wife, Teresa. Frank, one of the most decorated second basemen in baseball history, played his entire career for the Royals, from 1973 to 1990. He was a five-time All-Star and is an eight-time Golden Glove winner.
Proceeds from the Larry Stewart Memorial Radiothon benefit The Salvation Army Children’s Shelter. The Children’s Shelter cares for children ages birth through 17 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect. Since opening in 1981, the shelter has cared for more than 6,000 children.
“We get a chance to make life more normal for kids who have been through a great deal of trauma – physical and sexual abuse, exposure to drugs, neglect and other harmful environments where adults are scary, risky and abusive,” said Tanya Johannes, director of The Children’s Shelter.
If you want to help, please call 816-373-1000.