Watch parties start Monday for World Cup matches

Watch parties are starting Monday, Nov. 21, at the KC Power and Light District in Kansas City, Missouri, for World Cup matches.

The watch parties start at 1 p.m. Monday with the U.S. vs. Wales kickoff. Thirty-two national teams will play 64 matches from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18 in Qatar.

The watch parties will be at KC Live! In the Power and Light District.

Broadcasts for U.S. and Mexico matches will be shown live on the theater-sized LED screen, which is 40 feet wide and 18 feet high. Match commentary will play through a covered outdoor venue in English for USMNT matches and in Spanish for El Tri matches.

On Tuesday morning, Mexico will play Poland at 10 a.m., and will be part of the watch party.

Scheduled Nov. 25 is USA vs. England at 1 p.m.; Nov. 26, Mexico vs. Argentine at 1 p.m.; Nov. 29, USA vs. Iran at 1 p.m.; and Nov. 30, Mexico vs. Saudi Arabia at 1 p.m.

Tickets for admission to the watch parties are free for all ages and available to reserve in advance via SeatGeek. It will be first-come, first-serve.

No Other Pub, 1370 Grand Blvd., will be open for all World Cup matches kicking off at 9 a.m. or later (excluding Thanksgiving Day) for indoor watch parties using the venue’s 10 foot by 15 foot video wall and surrounding HDTV screens.

United Way plans ‘United By You’ Day on Saturday

The United Way of Greater Kansas City will join with local businesses and influencers to launch the “United By You” Day on Saturday, Oct. 22.

This one-day, citywide event will activate several businesses in all six metro counties that United Way supports in a shared giveback opportunity throughout the city. The purpose of “United By You” Day is to raise awareness and inspire community action for residents to become change-makers — or, as United Way calls them, Waymakers — and drive community betterment for Kansas City, together, a spokesman stated.

“For more than 100 years, our organization has been at the forefront of community-oriented solutions that affect our residents, and we depend on our Waymakers to help forge a path forward ensuring that all members of our community thrive in health, education and financial stability,” said Chris Rosson, chief executive officer of UWGKC. “United By You Day will mobilize our shared connectivity and unite Kansas City in one day of support, where anyone can easily become a Waymaker just by shopping at their favorite local business.”

Participating Kansas City businesses are donating 20% of their profits during a selected time period, which will benefit the six main community issues UWGKC works to improve: health, financial stability and education. The organization has also aligned with local Kansas City influencers, Molly Buchanan (@CrowningGloryBlog) and Ritz Dasgupta (@ritz_journospeak), who are supporters of the organization and plan to preview the day of giving with their audiences on Instagram.

Participating from Wyandotte County:

Wyandotte County
Kinship Café
719 N. 6th St., Kansas City, Kansas
Give Back: 20% Donated 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

“United By You” Day is one of the several new initiatives UWGKC has launched this year. Over the summer, the organization also announced an entire branding refresh and a renewed mission to become the most creative community problem-solving organization in Kansas City, according to a spokesman. To sharpen its vision even further, UWGKC also recently announced the Impact 100 List, made up of the 100 most impactful local community partners that UWGKC will support in 2022. Impact 100 organizations will receive unrestricted funding from UWGKC to address each organization’s most pressing individual needs.

For more information about United By You Day, including businesses participating in other counties, visit https://www.unitedwaygkc.org/whats-new/unitedbyyouday

Fundraiser scheduled tonight for KU Health System

Treads and Threads, an annual fundraiser for the University of Kansas Health System, will be held tonight at the Truman Sports Complex, Kansas City, Missouri.

The event includes a pre-party reception from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by live entertainment and fireworks from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The event includes creative black-tie attire, food and drink and the music group Alabama.

Guests will be in the area between GEHA field and Kauffman stadium at the Truman Sports Complex.

The event is a benefit for patient care.

For more information, visit https://www.treadsandthreads.org/.