CARNIVAL! Night of Independence Gala
The Spirit of Brazil at an Evening of Giving!
Saturday, September 28
Harrah’s North Kansas City
1 Riverboat Drive
North Kansas City, Missouri
The CARNIVAL! Night of Independence Gala will honor individuals and organizations that are working to further The Whole Person’s mission to assist people with disabilities to live independently.
CARNIVAL! will be an extravaganza of international cuisine, spectacular carnival dancers and performances, a traditional Brazilian band, live and silent auctions and our famous balloon pop.
This event of giving supports programs and services for people with disabilities throughout the Kansas City metro area.
Dress for the event will be black tie with a colorful or creative twist!
Sponsorship Packages and Tickets Available Now!
Sponsorship opportunities available now for this creative black tie event of giving, in support of programs and services for people with disabilities throughout the Kansas City metro area.
- Please reserve your sponsorship early to receive the greatest range of benefits.
- Reserve by September 11, 2019 to receive recognition in the event program.
Keynote Speakers and Co-Chairs
Ian and Lindsey Denney
"The Whole Person has become so near and dear to our hearts since finding out Fletcher is deaf. The work they do and the resources they prove for people with disabilities is beyond amazing. The Whole Family Project has introduced us to the Deaf community and so many incredible people, as well as providing Fletcher with language from day one. Our hearts are full of joy and I look forward to giving back for all we have been given." - Lindsey Denney, TWP Consumer.
Our Venue - Harrah's North Kansas City
CARNIVAL! will be held at the beautiful Harrah's North Kansas City! Overlooking the Missouri River off Highway 210, this modern, casino hotel is 8 miles from both the upscale shops at Crown Center and the American Royal Museum. Book one of their luxurious rooms for the Gala and enjoy exquisite dining and the area's hottest gaming and entertainment!
Music by Balacobaco do Brasil
Balacobaco do Brasil plays popular music from Brazil including samba, forró , xote, baião, Axé Music, MPB, and bossa nova. The band is led by the KC-based vocalist Angelique Staggs, and musicians who are based in Lawrence, KS with Alejandro Alvila Alvarez on piano, Luciano Tosta on mandolin and lead guitar (Guitarra Baiana), Cody Case on rhythm guitar, Dylan Bassett on drums, and Mike Wade on bass.
Click here to learn more about Balacobaco do Brasil.
Volunteer at the Gala!
Enthusiastic and generous volunteers are the heart of our Gala. Opportunities are available from set-up to registration, or guest assistance to being a part of the silent auction team. Click the "Volunteer Local" button to sign up to volunteer! Thank you!