TODAY’S 44th ANNUAL BLARNEY BREAKFAST
RAISES MORE THAN $54,500 FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Wichita, KS – The 44th Annual Blarney Breakfast, a benefit for Rainbows United, Inc., kicked off St. Patrick’s Day weekend celebrations in Wichita at Old Chicago East this morning.
More than 900 people attended, raising $54,554 in net proceeds to benefit children birth – 21 with special needs served through Rainbows’ Targeted Case Management Program. It is the second highest net proceeds in the history of the longtime community event. “It’s a great event bringing the public, businesses and celebrities together to support children with special needs,” said Margaret Shook, event Chair, Chi Epsilon Chapter of ESA.
“A highlight of the event was the presentation of specialized equipment to five Rainbows’ children as part of the event,” said Deb Voth, President.
Celebrities from the Wichita area, including Sean Tarbell of Davis-Moore Auto Group, Sierra Scott, KAKE TV anchors, Fire Chief Tammy Snow, and other Wichita personalities were on hand to meet guests and serve coffee. KEYN 103.7FM, Power 93.5, KNSS and KAKE TV provided live broadcasts from the event.
The first 750 Blarney Breakfast attendees received a free commemorative 44th Annual Blarney Breakfast mug, courtesy of Vornado Air.
Recipient of the I LOVE ICT gift basket was Jeremy Hopner of Andover. Winner of the Chris Stapleton tickets was Dee Rankin.
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, and Dunkin’.
Blarney Sponsors are: Spirit AeroSystems, Bob & Arlo Casper, Vornado Air, Davis-Moore Auto Group, Textron Aviation, Tom & Julie Gentile, Black Hills Energy, LS Industries, Inc., Linder and Associates, Cox Communications, and Aero Plains Brewing.
Rainbows’ Targeted Case Managers help families overcome barriers by helping them identify what they want for their child, how to access available services and resources, as well as helping coordinate the child’s education, purchased services and natural supports.
The Intellectual/Developmental Delay services provided by Rainbows includes respite and on-going care, case management, supplies and any assistance that is needed with durable medical equipment.
For more information, contact Michelle Eastman, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, at 316.558.3435 or visit RainbowsUnited.org.
Rainbows United, Inc. enhances the lives of children with special needs and their families by bringing together community resources and providing customized services.