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The Kansas City women’s soccer team’s partnership with Palmer Square Capital Management prioritizes giving back to the community through their work with the organization Variety KC.

Of the revenue obtained through the KC and Palmer Square partnership, 10% of it goes back towards the community. Specifically, a portion of the revenue is donated directly to Variety KC.

Variety KS

Variety KC is a charity that provides children with developmental disabilities the adaptive equipment and opportunities needed for not only activity but also inclusion.

What They Do: “We remove mobility and communication barriers by providing the necessary equipment and devices and provide inclusive opportunities for all children right here in our community.” – Variety KC

Their Mission:

Help ensure that every kid has a chance to be active, be social, and belong

Upcoming Involvement with KC:

The team plans to make a donation to the organization by auctioning off a worn jersey from the Challenge cup. The jersey will be signed by all players before being auctioned off.

A big impact this partnership is having on the community is within the stadium itself. Variety KC and the KC women’s soccer team are working together to make the stadium more accessible to everyone.

Ways they are doing this:

  • Variety KC’s Sensory Room provides guests a sanctuary if the excitement and environment get overwhelming. Young guests can quiet down with a room filled with sensory toys and gadgets, while parents can still watch the game on a TV until the child is ready to re-enter the game.

  • Variety KC Sensory Backpacks can be checked out for FREE at guest services. These backpacks include noise cancelling headsets, weighted blankets, fidget toys and battery chargers for iPads.

  • Visitors will find four adult -sized changing tables throughout the stadium. These are located in the family restrooms and allow privacy for families to help toileting with dignity.

  • Variety KC Communication Boards are located at the first aid areas of the stadium and will allow non-verbal children to easily communicate their wants and needs to friends and families.

  • Children Mercy Park staff has been trained to recognize families who may need assistance and are informed on how to assist in a kind and friendly manner.

  • Handicap Parking is available to guests with special needs and ample accessible seating is available, including seating for families and friends.

Abby Bonebrake

Abby Bonebrake

Sports Philanthropy Network

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