Girl Scout Day at the K was a Record-Breaking Success!
Well, 2016 Girl Scout Day at the K is a wrap! Nearly 12,000 Girl Scouts, friends and family descended upon Kauffman Stadium to cheer on our 2015 World Champs as they took on the Houston Astros!
With that many Girl Scouts in one place, it was our largest Girl Scout event of the year and you didn’t have to look far to spot a girl in a Day at the K shirt, uniform or even a homemade shirt to celebrate the occasion!
The Kansas City Royals made sure that everyone else in the stadium knew that it was Girl Scout Day as well!
Girl Scouts who sold 300+ boxes of Girl Scout Cookies not only earned 2 free tickets, but the chance to walk around the field prior to the game!
Our top cookie seller, Girl Scout Cadette Tehya Frederick from KCMO was presented with a baseball autographed by Pitcher, Ian Kennedy prior to the game!
Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient, Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff from Parkville, MO threw out the first pitch to Girl Scout Cadette Sarah Barlow from Leavenworth, KS.
The colors were presented by Girl Scout Cadette Troop 1248 from Lee’s Summit, MO during the National Anthem.
In the Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat was Gold Award Recipient, Teresa Shockley from Leawood, KS. Teresa’s Gold Award project focuses on providing an alternative coping mechanism for teens suffering from mental illness. She created Little Free Libraries that were stocked with books and music suggestions specifically selected to help teens overcome challenges such as depression, suicidal thoughts and anxiety. Inside each book Teresa included a personal message about why that particular book can help with recovery. Today, there are eight libraries in locations that teens can easily access.
Girl Scout Dad and volunteer CPT Milton L. Lewis II was recognized in the Salute to Heroes seat! CPT Lewis is Incoming Commander at Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS.
During the televised broadcast, three Girl Scouts who sold more than 2,000 boxes of cookies (GS Cadette Rebecca from Spring Hill, KS, Brownie Jaycee from St. Joseph, MO and Daisy Emauri from Eudora, KS) delivered a sweet snack break to Rex Hudler and Ryan Lefebvre. We found out that Rex is not a Thin Mint man. What? Don’t worry – he loved the Lemonades and did share his family are definitely Thin Mint fans!
What an amazing day that we had AND our Boys in Blue WON! Following the victory a few of our super fans waited patiently to deliver a victory present of Girl Scout Cookies to LORENZO CAIN!
Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in 2016 Girl Scout Day at the K! We want to hear about the memories you made with your girl, family or troop, so be sure to leave those in the comments below!
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