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 2nd Annual SportsFest Luncheon With Special Guest Herschel Walker

It was a hot but memorable day on Wednesday, July 20th for the second annual SportsFest Luncheon at the North Club at Arrowhead Stadium! Our special guest during the luncheon was the Legendary Herschel Walker, who entertained the crowd with his funny stories and witty comebacks, all while sharing his personal and professional experiences and showing incredible strength of human spirit and character.


Herschel Walker posing for photo with Club youth.

In addition to Herschel Walker, another highlight of the luncheon was the presentation of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s John J. “Buck” O’Neil Diamond MVP Award to Kansas City Royals Senior Vice President-Baseball Operations/General Manager for the Kansas City Royals in honor of his tremendous work on behalf of the Clubs and youth in sports.

After a great lunch and program, all guests were treated to the Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians baseball game at “The K”, courtesy of the Kansas City Royals.

While in town for the event, Walker also paid a visit to the Independence Unit of the Clubs, touring the Club site and spending some quality time with Club youth answering questions, posing for photos and generally having a great time.

The Boys & Girls Clubs Sports programs go beyond teaching the game of sports. It is our mission to instill values that will create opportunities for successful futures. Herschel Walker is a living embodiment of the attributes that we teach: healthy living, great character, integrity and compassion.

When our supporters make an investment into our program, it is one that pays off for generations of youth, as it has done with Herschel Walker. Thank you to all of those who raised funds, supported, participated, and attended 2016 SportsFest Luncheon.

Keep checking back for information on SportsFest Luncheon 2017.