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April 4, 2014

Volunteers fan out across Kansas City selling special edition of The Star for charity

The fundraiser, which coincides with the Kansas City Royals’ home opener, raises money for children’s charities, particularly the Rotary Club 13’s Youth Camp.

More than 1,500 volunteers will be standing on street corners and parking lots Friday morning selling a special edition of The Kansas City Star as part of Greater Kansas City Day.

The volunteers will sell the papers for a donation of $1 more.

Some of the busier street corners where volunteers will be selling the papers include the 47th Street and J.C. Nichols Parkway, 31st and Southwest Trafficway, State Line Road and Shawnee Mission Parkway, 63rd Street and Prospect Avenue and Westport Road and Southwest Trafficway.

This is the 27th year for the fundraiser which uses the slogan: “Buy a Paper, Help a Kid.”

The fundraiser, which coincides with the Kansas City Royals’ home opener, raises money for children’s charities, particularly the Rotary Club 13’s Youth Camp.

The camp at Lake Jacomo in Lee’s Summit sits on 26 acres and has provided the camping experience for children with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

Last year, more than $100,000 was raised.

“We are on pace for a record year this year,” said Paul Searcy, sales manager for The Star and a member of the Greater Kansas City steering committee.

John Mayberry, former first baseman for the Royals, and Margaret Fitzgerald, director of marketing public affairs with Milbank manufacturing company, were this year’s honorary co-chairs.

People can also make donations by going to

www.kcday.org.

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