Boulevard of Dreams Proceeds to Help Make Dreams Come True for KC Kids
An evening at the drive-in raised funds for the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City.
On Thursday, April 29th, John A. Marshall Co. was a proud Partner Sponsor of the annual “Boulevard of Dreams” event benefitting the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City. This annual affair helps raise funds to make a wide variety of dreams come true for critically and chronically ill children within the Kansas City community. From ocean cruises to new computers to Disney character or celebrity meetings and shopping sprees, the Dream Factory relies on funding from generous donors.
Unfortunately, last year’s event, like so many others, was cancelled due to the pandemic. This year, in order to accommodate a large group and provide a safe environment for all, the event was moved outdoors to the Boulevard Drive-In Theatre in Merriam, Kansas. Approximately 125 people attended the event, which included:
- Food Trucks from Crave of KC
- Carnival Games
- Silent Auction Baskets
- 50/50 Raffle and a Blind Wine Pull
- Special Handcrafted Ale honoring the Dream Factory by East Forty Brewing Co.
- Short Program with Live Dreams Granted by Emcee Len Jennings of KMBC9
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle movie on the Big Screen
Boulevard of Dreams, like the Dream Factory, is 100 percent powered by volunteers. It was formed by a group of friends in our industry who decided it was time to make a difference in their local community. The event has grown tremendously over the past 12 years, from raising $12,000 the first year to over $165,000 in 2019. While this year’s numbers weren’t as significant, we’re thrilled that many still contributed to this worthy cause and look forward to a more normal event in 2022!
John A. Marshall Co. has been a proud supporter of the Dream Factory and this event since its inception in 2009.
For more information about the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City, visit https://www.kcdream.org.