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Dinner of Champions: Kansas City 2021

June 02, 2021 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Char Bar, Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO, USA


Updated 5/26/21: This year's Dinner of Champions is now sold out! While tickets are no longer available to join us in person on June 2nd, you're still more than welcome to participate in our silent auction. Silent auction packages will be listed online throughout Memorial Day weekend, so keep checking the site!  Bidding will go live at 9am on June 1st. The auction will close at 8pm sharp on June 2nd. If you win an auction item and are not at the event to claim it, we will bring your winnings back to our office and arrange a contactless pick-up after the fact. 

Know Before You Go

Thank you for your continued support. Your generosity is helping to advance the MS movement, and we are thrilled we get to see you at our annual Orange Party, Dinner of Champions: Kansas City, next week - Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Patio opens at 5:30pm, program starts at 7pm.

For the health and safety of our guests, face masks are required for staff, volunteers and attendees who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. Face masks for fully vaccinated individuals are optional. 

We have a few other notes to prep you for a fun, easy evening:

DRESS CODE: Above all else, ORANGE! Think "garden party vibes", cocktail casual, fancy graduation party, summer dresses, flowy/breathable, dress for the weather. We encourage you to be comfortable but classy. Casual but sassy.

MOBILE EVERYTHING: All bidding, donations, and final transactions will be done via cell phone this year (or with the help of NMSS staff & volunteers). We STRONGLY encourage you to put your credit/debit card on file ahead of time, so you encounter no barriers while you're busy having fun. Log in above and click "MY INFO" to complete your profile.

SNEAK PEEK: Whet your shopping appetite and preview the auction items (silent & live) ahead of time by clicking the "ITEMS" tab above. 35 silent auction packages are now listed for preview and will be open for bidding Tuesday, June 1st at 9am.

PARKING: Parking is free in the Manor Square Parking Garage connected to Char Bar, with access points on Pennsylvania Ave. & Mill St. Select sponsors will receive free VIP valet passes via email. Others are welcome to use valet for a fee.

**Please do not unsubscribe or opt out of event-related emails and text messages, as they are the most timely and fun methods of communication this year. We are activating a contactless check-in experience, mobile bidding/payment system, and pre-event health screening survey.**

Donate Now

Help our cause by contributing to our fundraising efforts.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

Dust off your festive orange attire and save the date for the National MS Society's Dinner of Champions Orange Party!

Join us the evening of Wednesday, June 2nd on the spacious outdoor patio at Char Bar in Westport.

We are eager to safely bring together and honor our community for their significant contributions and commitment to the mission of the National MS Society. 

Our goal is to raise more than $225,000 for MS research and services.  With your help, we'll drive toward a cure and empower the estimated 1 million people in the US with MS to live their best lives.

With inspiring speakers, enticing auctions, playful lawn games, and delicious food and drinks, this event will be the summer soiree you've been craving. 

The National MS Society is making strides for people in the Kansas City community because of your support. We can't wait to showcase how we're moving closer to a cure, together.

$224,100 Goal


Total Raised

2021 Committee Co-Chairs & Honorees

Thank you to our 2021 Committee!

Tucker Trotter (Co-Chair)
Diminsional Innovations

Ginger Rothhaas (Co-Chair)
Compassion Fix

Leigh Adams
UMB Bank

Dana Foote

Karen Garrett
Stinson LLP

Adam & Meg Godderz
Kansas City Southern

Brett Kidd

Melody Kidd

The Andy Blake Real Estate Group

Melea McRae
Crux KC, LLC

Paul Neidlein
JE Dunn Construction

David & Mari-Lynn Poskin
Kansas House of Representatives

Stacy Schieffer
Veracity Consulting

Ryan Schneider
Jones Lang LaSalle

Jodi Stice

Julia Taylor
Dentons US, LLP
Chair, Mid America Board of Trustees

Dustin Walton

Mary Wooldridge
Dimensional Innovations

Safety Protocol

Thank you for your generous support. We are excited to celebrate with you this summer! MS doesn't stop and neither will we. We've planned every detail of this event with the health and safety of our attendees, volunteers and staff in mind. In keeping with current guidance from the CDC, as well as state, city and other local agencies, a variety of new protocols will be in place. This includes mandatory face coverings for people not fully vaccinated by an FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine, reduced touchpoints to minimize physical interactions, limiting number of guests and physically distanced seating. Please note that plans may be altered as the event day approaches to ensure your safety. Please click below for more of what to expect at the event.


Hosted By

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Kansas City
Questions? Contact Jenna


Char Bar, Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO, USA

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