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The Super Ball

Night of Independence Awards Gala

Saturday, October 1, 2022, 6-9:30pm
The North Club at Arrowhead Stadium

Our Largest Fundraiser of the Year!

Our Super Ball Night of Independence Awards Gala is The Whole Person’s signature fundraiser which honors individuals and organizations that are working to further our mission to assist people with disabilities to live independently.

  • This creative black-tie evening of giving
  • Evening begins with a cocktail hour (cash bar), from 6-7pm.
  • KC Wolf greets guests as they arrive! 
  • Check out silent auction items in an area that overlooks the football stadium!
  • Enjoy a buffet dinner served at 7pm.
  • Program begins at 7:30pm and includes videos from our award winners, an exciting live auction with unique vacation packages.

North Club at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium

Funds raised at the Gala will directly support TWP to assist with expanding our community-based programming for people with all types of developmental/cognitive, mental, sensory, and physical disabilities.  This programming is aimed at promoting, supporting, and empowering independent living choices, preventing institutionalization and being as responsive as possible to the needs of Kansas City residents who live with one or more disabilities. Nearly all our programs and services are provided for free supporting approximately 2,500 clients annually.

Have a "Touchdown of a Night" at Arrowhead Stadium!

Have a ball while we honor individuals and organizations that have truly helped advance The Whole Person’s mission to support people with disabilities in living independently.  This will be a fun evening, at a great venue, for a good cause!

Night of Independence Award Winners

Every year we honor individuals, organizations and businesses in Kansas City who advocate for people with disabilities through their actions and support. We will celebrate these awardees at the Gala and the work they do in our community.

Our Silent Auction is Open!

WOWZA! Our Super Ball Gala Silent Auction has the goods! Charlie Hustle, Boulevard Party for 35 people, Chiefs tickets, Chicken N Pickle, Wine Tastings, KC Current tickets, Edwards-Helaire Signed Jersey, Gift Certificates for Dates & Family Fun, Pizza for a Year, Golf, Weekend Getaways, Gifts, Pampering, Food, Theatre Tickets, Original Artwork, and the list goes on, and on! The Silent Auction will keep growing until our Gala on October 1.

CLICK the link, register, and start bidding!
Auction ends on October 1 at 8:45pm. (You do not need to attend the Gala to win. Winners not in attendance, can pick-up their items October 3-7th at The Whole Person from 9-4pm daily.)

Here's how to bid

  1. Go to
  2. Sign-in with your email and choose a password
  3. Enter your name, contact information and phone number so we can contact you with bidding updates
  4. Enter your credit card information into our secure site so that your bids record correctly
  5. Happy bidding!  (You will be notified if you are outbid, and if you win!)

The Golden Ticket!

100 tickets for $100 each!

PURCHASE your GOLDEN TICKET here!  (See instructions above on how to sign-in to our bidding platform)

Winner chooses ONE of these 4 Golden Ticket Vacation Destinations! ALL include 7 nights stay for 6 guests in a 2-bedroom resort condominium!

  • Steamboat Springs, Colorado: Serious ski country and breathtaking scenery!
  • Orlando, Florida: Visit the Theme Park Capital of the World!
  • Lake Tahoe, Nevada: 7Plenty of family fun no matter the season!
  • Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina: Experience the beauty of the Blue Ridge in the land of waterfalls!

Airfare is not included. Value over $3000. Odds of winning are determined by the number of tickets sold. Winner drawn electronically at our Gala on October 1 at approximately 8:30pm CST. You do not need to be at our Gala to win. Winner notified by email if not in attendance.

$25/Ticket Raffles

Click image to be redirect to Silent Auction site to purchase a Raffle Ticket!

Thank You to our Co-Chairs and Emcee!


Gala Co-Chairs, Jessica Barranco and Sherry Duncan

We would like to thank Jessica Barranco and Sherry Duncan who are serving as Co-Chairs of the "Super Ball" Planning Committee.

Jessica is a Labor and Employment Attorney; JD, MBA, at Fisher & Phillips LLP.

Sherry is a Licensed Practical Nurse for the In-Home Services team at The Whole Person. 

Other committee members include Anna Lurvey, Kate Martinez, Susie Swanson, Carol Price, Molly Weis, Jordan Ward, and Josey Wodke.


Gala Emcee, Adriana Davalos

Adriana Davalos hosts "Great Day KC" on FOX4 Monday through Friday at 11am. Adriana joined FOX4 from WNCN CBS17, where she helped launch a brand-new lifestyle show for the Raleigh-Durham market. Prior to CBS17, she worked at WJFW NBC12 where she successfully lived out her dream running her own show, “Up North @ 4," where she served as the main anchor and producer. Adriana highlighted people, places, and fun things to do in Northern Wisconsin. Adriana got her start in the entertainment industry at the age of 19 freelancing for Splash Magazines Worldwide. The magazine gave her experience covering Hollywood’s biggest events, red carpets, galas, and award shows. She’s excited to call Kansas City her new home and attend as many Chiefs and Royals games as possible.

We are thrilled to have Adriana join us for our Gala this year!

Thank you to our Sponsors

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