27 Jul Centrinex Sponsors Luncheon Featuring Sugar Ray Leonard
Centrinex Proud to Sponsor SportsFest Luncheon Featuring Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard
And yes, some of our call center team and executives had the chance to talk to and take photos with the sports legend! Centrinex, a Lenexa, KS-based contact center, is a long-time sponsor of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, supporting events at Sporting Park and Kauffman Stadium. When the opportunity to support the Clubs’ first annual SportsFest Luncheon to support the Clubs’ youth sports programs arose, our CSRs and managers jumped at the chance to be a part of the fundraiser. SportsFest was held on July 9, 2015 at Arrowhead Stadium’s North Club.
The Kansas City Royals teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City to bring Sugar Ray Leonard to Kansas City for the afternoon event. The boxing legend grew up seeing lives affected by violence and crime. He joined his local Boys & Girls Club and the rest is history as he went on to become one of the most celebrated boxers of all time.
Sugar Ray Leonard participated in a question and answer session. Also, the Clubs awarded Bonnie and Herb Buchbinder with the John J. ‘Buck’ O’Neil Diamond MVP Award. The award is presented annually to the Clubs sports programs’ Most Valuable Player in tribute to Buck O’Neil’s leadership, perseverance, and support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City.
Funds raised through SportsFest supports close to 2,000 Kansas City children aged 5-18, and 100 percent of the money raised stays right here in the area. According to the press release issued by the Clubs, “For many youth, however, developmental or competitive sports are not easily accessible. Expense and transportation problems are often barriers to children from low-income households participating in physical activities. The Boys & Girls Clubs’ multitude of affordable and quality sports programs, are an important resource in helping youth develop and maintain a more physically, mentally, and emotionally fit lifestyle.”
Our contact center also is involved with Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI). RBI programs have been started in more than 200 cities worldwide, including Kansas City, and annually give over 260,000 underserved inner city boys and girls the chance to play baseball and softball.
Centrinex supports many nonprofit organizations across Kansas City, including Synergy, Community Linc, Higher M-Pact and of course the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, which is especially near and dear to Centrinex CEO, Bart Miller’s, heart. Our entire call center gets behind these organizations because they make our entire community a better place to live and work.