FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 7th 2008
WOMEN ARTISANS AND RETAILERS JOIN IN FUNDRAISING EVENT
8TH Annual “Artisans & Angels” to Benefit T.A.K.E.(The Ali Kemp Educational) Foundation
(Overland Park, KS February 7th, 2008) – Nearly 20 artists, designers and retailers from the Kansas City area are preparing for “Artisans & Angels 2008,” a charity fundraiser organized by the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club in Kansas City.
Artisans & Angels 2008 will take place at Deer Creek Golf Club (133rd & Metcalf) on Thursday, February 7th from noon until 8 p.m. and Friday, February 8th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday evening is “Ladies’ Night” with a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets are $5/person and will be available at the door both days.
A portion of all sales will benefit The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation and other national and local Pi Beta Phi charities. The Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club was proud to present T.A.K.E. Foundation with a check for $10,000 from Artisans and Angels in 2007. Nineteen-yearold Alexandra (“Ali”) Kemp, a member of Pi Beta Phi, was murdered in 2002 at a neighborhood pool in Leawood, Kansas. Her parents, Roger and Kathy Kemp, created The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation with these goals in mind:
- to ensure that the values and spirit Ali stood for live on
- to increase safety awareness in young girls and women
- to encourage volunteerism in our community.
More than 20,000 women and girls nationwide have attended safety trainings sponsored by The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation.