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Books on Tap

What an amazing evening Books On Tap 2023 turned out to be!

Books on Tap - Reach Out and Read Kansas City's 10th Annual Fall Fundraiser. Drinks, Music, Food, Raffles and Silent Auction

We enjoyed the activities, food and most of all, the conversations with our sponsors and supporters. The inaugural pickleball tournament, Paddles and Pages, was so much fun to watch. Thanks to all those who participated and congratulations to our winners, Deb and Theresa! And let's not forget those silent auction items! From Chiefs tickets to a year's supply of flower deliveries, there were certainly some happy winners who walked away with incredible items.

Because of the amazing support received, we not only met our fundraising goal, but we also exceeded it! Together, we raised over $46,000! These events are so crucial in getting books to local children, and your help has made that a whole lot easier. Your partnership and generosity have warmed our hearts. It was an unforgettable night, without a doubt!

Pickleball winners Theresa and Deb.
Tabletop display at the Chicken N Pickle event venue.
Silent auction, raffle prizes, a photobooth, games, great food, drink and good company.
Doubles pickleball action during this year's new pickleball tournament.

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting childhood literacy!

  • The University of KS Health System - Pediatrics
  • Sallie Page-Goertz & Kenn Goertz
  • Pamela Miller & Michael Cummings
  • Baby & Child Associates
  • Humana
  • Chicken N Pickle
  • Teresa & Tom Walsh
  • Monica Tiffany
  • Tanya Rodecker Wendt & Sam Wendt
  • All About Books
  • Peggy & Jim Andra
  • Scheels
  • Ascend Learning
  • Tension Envelope
  • Cathy & Joe McCaddon
  • Theme Strategic Proposals
  • Kathy Palermo
  • Lucas Flooring
  • Azura Credit Union
  • Dorothy Overbey

Event Planning Committee

  • Liz Botts
  • Gaby Crowell
  • Derek Gale
  • Ben Gebhards
  • Claire Hansen
  • Anchitha Honnur
  • Gina Kellogg
  • Stacy Pratt
  • Marissa Steele
  • Cate Stein
  • Taylor Worthington

This event wouldn't have been such a success without the help of this talented and dedicated team!

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Reach Out and Read Kansas City

Reach Out and Read Kansas City

Mailing Address:
3901 Rainbow Boulevard

Mailstop 1051

Kansas City, KS 66160 

Physical Address:
KU Medical Center Support Services Building
2100 W. 36th Ave
Kansas City, KS 66103

Phone: 913-588-2793