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Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City Annual Wine Tasting & Auction

If you follow us on Facebook, you might have seen a post last week about some of our team members at the 15th Annual Private Cellar Wine Tasting & Auction that benefits Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City.  This year’s event was held at the Gallery, near the Power & Light District.

At the Wine Tasting & Auction

We feasted on delicious small bites while tasting excellent wines and bidding on unique and rare wines from Kansas City’s foremost private collectors in the silent and live auctions. Best of all, we were supporting an organization that is near and dear to our hearts. The Down Syndrome Guild and the Kansas City Down syndrome community are the beneficiaries of the event.

Sassafras Project Manager Katie Jones attended the event and had this to say: “I was thrilled to be able to attend this incredible event. It’s super fun, and all in the name of broadening awareness and fostering positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome.  What’s not to love?!”

About Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

If you’ve read any of our previous blog posts, then you know that The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide support and resources for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals who serve them.

Down Syndrome personally touched the life of Sassafras President Geoff Holton and his family. His Aunt Rosalie had Down Syndrome and passed away just over a year ago. Rosalie is the inspiration for Sassafras Marketing’s partnership with DSG.  You can read more about Geoff’s incredible Aunt here.

“Although she is gone and it was a sad time, when I think about my family’s experiences with Rosalie it makes me smile. My wish for you is that you get to encounter an individual that has Down syndrome. It will be an experience of true and genuine fun, laughter and (most of all) love. These are characteristics and emotions that we all thrive on and desire more of in our lives,” said Geoff.

Learn more about the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City by visiting their website.


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