Save the Date – Madminton the Sequel!

Greetings Esteemed Madminton Forerunner!

MadmintonGiving the Basics is back with Madminton the Sequel, and we would LOVE to see you and your partner again this year at Theis Park. We have been working on version 2.0 of the event, and are excited to show you the upgrades – a streamlined tournament, enhanced concessions, and zanier fun!

All of this merriment supports a fabulous cause – seriously, pat yourself on the back for helping us raise $75,000 for Giving the Basics in 2015. Your good deed made it possible for the agency to help thousands more metro area neighbors each month. Let’s do it again this year!

Tickets are available at Eventbrite

Please join us on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. The tournament will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Along with the epic quest to crown the best badminton team and the team clad in the most fabulous costumes, there will be live music, Boulevard beer, wine, a Wicket and Peg bourbon tasting and other refreshments. Children and pets are welcome. The weather promises to be sunny and in the 70’s.

Parking for the event is at Kauffman Gardens and the Kauffman Foundation at 4801 Rockhill Road.

There will be a Pick a Prize with items from Garmin, Indigo Wild, Lush Handmade Cosmetics, the Chiefs, Sporting KC, Trader Joe’s, Grand Street Café, La Bodega and other kind donors. We suggest that you bring picnic gear (chairs, blankets, etc.). Also, donations of hygiene items will be collected (view a list at

Hope to see you at Madminton, and please share this with your friends. Check out the fun video at

Very best regards,

Heidi Whitehill and Holly Bisbee

Co-Chairs of Madminton