GloBall is June 14

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06/05/2014 1:32 PM

If you’re a fan of Exchange City and EarthWorks, whose programs reach children in second through eighth grades, you can help support their efforts by attending the GloBall on Saturday, June 14.

The event will start at 6 p.m. in the Hunt Midwest Caves, where Exchange City and EarthWorks are located. Ticket prices are $40 per person, and proceeds will help more children attend the two programs. Jasper’s will be catering, and there will be performances by the Lee’s Summit Symphony as well as DJ Vinyl Richie. Attire is “funky formal.”

For more information or to buy tickets, go to or call Jeni Christian-Swafford at 816-659-8543.

Students in EarthWorks interact with live animals native to the Midwest in a five-habitat laboratory. Exchange City offers hands-on learning for children focusing on economics, math and communications as they run their own mock city.

Honorary chairmen for GloBall are former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes, now a professor at Park University; Benny Lee, owner of DuraComm Corp. and recent recipient of the Philanthropist of the Year Award presented by Nonprofit Connect; and CiCi Rojas, president/CEO of the Central Exchange.

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