SATURDAY MAY 5, 2018

OVERLAND BARK CONVENTION CENTER

6000 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66211


Event Information

Fur Ball Chairs

Sandy and Dave Johnson – Honorary Chairs
Jill and Raymond Kowalik – Co-Event Chairs
Nancy and David Yeamans – Co-Event Chairs

Event Emcee:

Gary Lezak,
KSHB’s Emmy Award
Winning Meteorologist.

Attire:

We encourage guests to dress for the theme! This year’s theme is Cinco de Meow. Each year, 75% of our 1,000 guests dress in the theme. Feel free to get creative with a full costume or go casual with a floral print dress or printed poncho.

Don’t be afraid to get creative and adventurous – remember this event is all about having fun! Formal attire is not encouraged. If you don’t want to dress in the theme, that’s purr-fectly okay, you are welcome to come in slacks or a sundress. Check out our Pinterest fashion inspiration board for ideas!

Agenda:

5:30-7:30 pm:
Social Hour & Silent Auction
Make your way down a Mexican street festival enjoying cocktails at 18 open cantinas, bid on one-of-a-kind silent auction items or try your luck with our 50/50 drawings.
7:00-7:30 pm:
Head into the Ballroom for Dinner
7:30 pm:
Dinner
7:45 pm:
Silent Auction Closes
8:15 pm:
Special Presentation & Live Auction
Emcee Gary Lezak and The Nigro Brothers lead you to bid on the most exclusive live auction items.
9:30-11:00 pm:
Live Music
Band: The M80s, KC’s hottest 80’s tribute band

Menu:

On the Border Tapa
Crispy chips and traditional style salsa, by Mission Taco Joint.

Puerto Vallarta Citrus Salad
Romaine lettuce paired with sliced oranges, watercress, carrots, charred corn, baby heirloom tomatoes, avocado, red radish, seasoned black beans, and topped with fried tortilla straws served with a Lime Dressing and a Chipotle Cilantro Dressing options.

La Paz Braised Beef Short Rib
Braised Beef Short Rib topped with chimichurri sauce and served with grilled zucchini, yellow squash, and red bell peppers. Paired with saffron mashed potatoes with roasted poblano peppers and corn garnished with a beef tamale with enchilada sauce and cotija cheese.

Three Amigos Verde (Vegetarian Entrée)
Two Vegetarian Enchiladas and Vegetarian Tamale, cotija cheese, and a mixed enchilada salsa and green chili sauce served with a blend of whole baby carrot batons, parsnip, butternut squash, roasted zucchini and yellow squash alongside mixed chayote, corn, and chilies with a splash of lime.

Sazon Risotto (Vegan/Gluten Free)
Vegan fiesta inspired Risotto and chopped butternut squash stacked with a generous portion of sautéed julienned squash, zucchini, and red pepper, whole baby carrot, asparagus, acorn squash slice, zucchini and yellow squash wedge, and a quarter roasted red pepper.

Mexican Choco-Purr Freddo
Chocolate cup filled with half chocolate pot de crème semifreddo and half vanilla ice cream paired with caramelized pineapple and starfruit with an almond Florentine cookie.

For dietary restrictions or special
accommodation, please contact Andrew Starr at astarr@waysidewaifs.org or 816-986-4414.

FAQ:

Q: How do I become a Fur Ball sponsor?
A: View our sponsorship options here.
Q: Do you have an e-invitation I can view? 
A: Yes, see e-invitation here.
Q: I can’t attend. Can I still donate?
A: Yes, of course! Donate here.
Q: Are the 18 bars all open?
A: You bet they are!
Q: How do I donate an auction item?
A: We are looking for unique items to be featured in our auctions. For more information or to donate, please contact Molly Moody at mmoody@waysidewaifs.org, 816-986-4409 or visit our Auction pages.
Q: Do you have directions to the venue?
A: Yes, you can find directions here.
Q: Do you need volunteers for the night of Fur Ball?
A: Yes, please contact Amanda Smasal at asmasal@waysidewaifs.org or 816-986-4422 to discuss
opportunities.
Q: How much of my ticket is tax deductible?
A: Fair market value is $90 per person.