Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kansas Charity Hosts Unique Fundraising Effort ; CEO Reece: 'We Wanted to Do Something Different'

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kansas Charity Hosts Unique Fundraising Effort ; CEO Reece: 'We Wanted to Do Something Different'

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The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Kansas invited poker players to gather Sunday afternoon at The Bar N' Grill, 2121 S.W. Belle Ave., to help raise money and awareness for the organization.

Mindee Reece, CEO of the Ronald McDonald House, said that when she assumed the role of CEO in November, it was apparent that the organization wasn't visible in the community.

The fundraiser Sunday was one way to spread the word about the work the organization does.

"We wanted to do something different," Reece said. "It's been a really exciting day. We've successfully shared our message about what our mission is."

In addition to the no-cost poker tournament, there also was a raffle and a silent auction. Raffle items included a spa package and a restaurant gift card package, among other prizes. Silent-auction items included tickets to Chiefs and Royals games, jewelry and tickets to performances at the Topeka Civic Theatre.

"The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families with sick children in nearby hospitals," Reece said. …

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