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This race directly benefits designated non-profit organizations in the very neighborhood that the race runs through! This year's charities are the Police Athletic League of Kansas City (PAL) and the American Jazz Museum.
Police Athletic League of Kansas City (PAL)
The Police Athletic League of Kansas City, Inc. offers disadvantaged youth the opportunity to interact with Kansas City, Missouri Police Officers and create positive relationships by participating in cultural, character development, and sports programs. With the assistance and support of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, PAL is committed to reducing juvenile crime and victimization throughout the entire city. PAL programs and activities are designed to instill values of integrity, responsibility, self motivation and teamwork with the end result of improving the quality of life for at-risk youth.
PAL Inc. is a registered non-profit 501 (c)(3) The Police Athletic League of Kansas City, Inc., relies on the generosity of citizens and corporations to provide the resources to keep our youth active, productive and safe. Our center is supervised by Kansas City Missouri Police Officers who are assigned full-time to direct activities and oversee the young people. With the help of community volunteers these officers provide the youth of Kansas City with the proper guidance, life skills, and opportunities that will give them a better chance at a successful life.
American Jazz Museum
Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, MO, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibits and films, the Changing Gallery exhibit space, Horace M. Peterson III Visitors Center, Blue Room jazz club and Gem Theater. Each year the American Jazz Museum engages over 32,000 kids through hands-on performances, jam sessions, storytelling, clinics, poetry, tours, and outreach. They invest in 1,745 musicians, with 208 performances annually. They provide over 40 small, local businesses the opportunity to grow their commerce through First Fridays, and have a $1.2million dollar economic impact annually. These community-centered events provide an opportunity to learn about the legends, honor their legacy, or simply enjoy the sounds of modern day jazz.