The 42nd Annual Blarney Breakfast kicked off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Wichita on Friday, March 17 at Old Chicago East.
More than 1,000 people attended, raising $52,000 in net proceeds to benefit children birth – 21 with special needs served through Rainbows’ Targeted Case Management Program. “It’s a great event bringing the public, businesses and celebrities together to support children with special needs,” said Margaret Shook, event Chair, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Chi Epsilon Chapter – Wichita.
A highlight of the event was the presentation of specialized equipment to several Rainbows’ children as part of the event,” said Deb Voth, President.
Celebrities from the Wichita area, including Sean Tarbell of Davis-Moore Auto Group, Bonnie Bing, WSU men’s basketball alumni Evan Wessel, Sierra Scott, KAKE anchors, and other Wichita personalities were on hand to meet guests and serve coffee. KEYN 103.7FM, Power 93.5, KNSS and KAKE also provided live broadcasts from the event.
Blarney Breakfast partners are: Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Chi Epsilon Chapter – Wichita, Old Chicago East, KAKE, Docuplex, Chris Cakes of Wichita, KEYN 103.7FM, Power 93.5, KNSS, Dunkin’ Donuts and Armstrong | Chamberlin.
Blarney Presenting Sponsors: Spirit AeroSystems, Bob & Arlo Casper. Sponsors: Vornado Air, Davis-Moore Auto Group, Textron Aviation, Koch Industries, LS Industries, Linder and Associates, Cox Communications, Hale and Janie Ritchie, Bank SNB, Bill and Lisa Farris, George, Bowerman and Noel P.A., Joseph, Hollander & Craft, LLC, SWPlus, DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers, Telcom Insurance Group, John & Lorie Angelo.
The first 750 Blarney Breakfast attendees received a free commemorative Blarney Breakfast mug, courtesy of Vornado Air.
Recipient of the I LOVE ICT gift basket was Libby Bryant of Haysville. Darren Schopf of Wichita was the winner of 2 tickets to the Community Benefit Concert to see Billy Currington and Chris Janson.
Thank you to the Wichita community for making this event such a success! We’ll see you next year.