Sporting Kansas City striker Kei Kamara and Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman attended the end of the year wrap-up party for the Goals for Gillis campaign that was launched at the beginning of the 2012 season. Sporting Kansas City and its supporters raised money by making monetary donations each time Sporting KC scored a goal last season.
Gillis is an organization designed to nurture at-risk youth while helping restore order and self-sufficiency to families in Kansas City. The 501(c)3 organization hosted a celebratory event Wednesday night with their most prominent donors, who were then joined by the children in both their residency and shelter programs.
Heineman addressed the donors and the Gillis staff to open the evening, thanking everyone for their generous donations of time and financial support. Local NBC affiliate 41 Action News covered the event, including an exclusive interview with Heineman which aired last night on Action News at 10.
Once the residents arrived, Kamara took the reigns by leading an autograph session and a Q&A that provided insights on the commitment and dedication it takes to become a professional athlete.