On opening day of the baseball season, the city’s daily newspaper, the Royals, Interact students and Rotarian volunteers and donors work together to make Greater Kansas City Day one of the largest one-day fundraisers in the metropolitan area. Why? It’s all about improving the lives of children. This year Greater Kansas City Day will be Friday April 4, the same day as the Royals Home Opener. Gardner and Springhill Rotary Clubs will be out in force at local intersections collecting donations to send disadvantaged kids to camp.
Rotary has served hundreds of metro area children.
The Rotary Youth Camp is designed specifically for children with physical, mental or emotional disabilities which make it difficult to attend other camps.
The Rotary Camp is situated on 26, wooded acres; the entire Youth Camp is wheelchair accessible. There are 13, dorm-style cabins, a large dining hall, and a state-of-the-art, zero-entry swimming pool. The camp is open year-round. It is funded by donations from events such as, Greater Kansas City Day that cover the camp’s operating expenses.
Rotarians, like so many other Kansas Citians, understand the vital mission that takes place every year on opening day.
It’s not just a time to sell commemorative newspapers and garner donations; it’s a chance to change lives.