WHAT: Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rod Streater continues his “Where’s Streater?” journey this time going down the Rabbit hOle in Kansas City with students from Gordon Parks Elementary. Rod’s love of art and children’s books make the Rabbit hOle and its mission a perfect fit for his first “Where’s Streater?” event in Kansas City. The Rabbit hOle, has created its first full-scale Immersive Storybook Experience featuring Jon Agee’s beloved picture book classic, The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau. This “Where’s Streater?” journey will take Rod and the children into the world of 19th Century Paris where an unknown artist (Felix Clousseau) enters the Palace’s Grand Contest of Art, and sets off a chain of bizarre and mysterious events. Come along and join us for our adventure to the Rabbit hOle.
WHO: Rod Streater, Kansas City Chiefs
Deb Pettid and Pete Cowdin, Founders and Directors of the Rabbit hOle, and the erstwhile Reading Reptile
Sixty-four first and second grade students from Gordon Parks Elementary
WHEN: Wednesday, April 27
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 Rod Available for One-on-One Interviews (Also Throughout Visit)
1:30 p.m. – 1:40 Welcome: The Rabbit hOle Executives and Rod Streater
1:45 p.m. – 2:20 Tour of the Galleries (1st Grade); Activities (2nd Grade)
2:20 p.m. – 2:55 Tour of the Galleries (2nd Grade); Activities (1st Grade)
3:00 p.m. Depart the Rabbit hOle for Gordon Parks Elementary
WHERE: The Rabbit hOle, NE Corner of 17th and Oak (400 E. 17th Street), Kansas City, MO
WHY: The Rabbit hOle is a work in progress – a 501(c)3 start-up in search of a building to call its own. It is important that the press and the public understand that the Immersive Experience is not the Rabbit hOle per se, but rather a demonstration of just one of the many important components that will distinguish the Rabbit hOle to come. Please visit: www.rabbitholekc.org to get a glimpse of the magic to come.
Gordon Parks Elementary, a Kansas City, MO public charter school, provides urban-core children, including those who are at risk, an individualized education that is balanced to develop character, intellect, creativity and physical well-being.
The Rod Streater Foundation, a donor-advised fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, was established in 2014. With signature programs like, “Where’s Streater? Catch Him Here, There and Everywhere”, the foundation provides a channel for local youth to experience activities which promote healthy lifestyles, technology, culture and the arts. The Mission of The Rod Streater Foundation is to create a platform to inspire potential and impart leadership values of respect, responsibility and positive attitude among local youth. For this experience, the foundation is providing a bus for their visit, admission, French pastries and treats, along with “Where’s Streater” t-shirts for all of the children, chaperones and teachers. Visit: www.rodstreaterfoundation.org to learn more about Rod’s foundation.