Where’s Streater? Catch Him Here, There, and Everywhere! Now Touring First Fridays in the Crossroads Art District

The Rod Streater Foundation Joins ArtsKC to Host Big Brothers Big Sisters

WHAT: Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rod Streater continues his “Where’s Streater?” journey this time touring the streets and enjoying what has become the city’s liveliest and most popular events, First Fridays in the Crossroads Art District, Kansas City’s creative neighborhood. New to the city, Rod is anxious to visit the trendy neighborhood, taking in all of the excitement of a First Friday event from arts organizations, galleries, studios, live entertainment, food trucks, and hopefully, Rod can give Chiefs fans their first glimpse of Streater on the KC Streetcar! What better way to share the experience than with local “Bigs” and “Littles” from Big Brothers Big Sisters as they soak up Rod’s appreciation for the arts and learn about him pursuing a second degree in Game Art Animation. Rod is partnering with ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council to provide participants with an interactive, educational and artsy experience at First Fridays presented by Art of the Car Concours!

WHO: Rod Streater, WR Kansas City Chiefs
15 “Bigs” and 15 “Littles” from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council (Craft led by Arts Asylum, Featured Gallery Artist Danton Rezos, and First Fridays sponsor Art of Car Concours)
Kemper at the Crossroads – Featuring artwork created by teens involved with their No Boundaries Teen Art Institute
Reactor Design Studio – Featuring InstaShow, an interactive IRL InstaExperience

WHEN: Friday, June 3 Rod available for one-on-one interviews throughout the event.
3:45 p.m. – 3:55 Meet at Big Brothers Big Sisters (1709 Walnut)
3:55 p.m. – 4:10 Walk to KC Streetcar @ 16th and Main – Ride to 19th Main
4:10 p.m. – 5:00 ArtsKC (106 Southwest Blvd.)
5:05 p.m. – 5:30 Kemper at the Crossroads Tour (33 W. 19th)
5:35 p.m. – 5:45 Reactor Design Studio (1817 Grand)
5:45 p.m. – 6:00 Food Truck – Deco Street Eats (located in front of Reactor) / BBBS

WHERE: See above for location according to specific time.

WHY: ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council’s mission is to unleash the power of the arts. ArtsKC promotes, supports and advocates for the arts in Kansas City. Rod arrived to Kansas City in April and soon thereafter joined the ArtsKC Encounter Program, giving him a behind-the-scenes look at the arts in our community. All proceeds from the Encounter Program benefit the ArtsKC Fund which provides grants to artists, arts organizations and arts programs in the Kansas City region. Join Rod and become an Encounter member today at ArtsKC.org/Encounter

Art of the Car Concours, a benefit for the Kansas City Art Institute Scholarship Fund, debuts vintage and classic cars. Examples will be on display at ArtsKC in advance of their annual event on June 26, 2016 at KCAI.

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is one of the most admired non-profit organizations in the country, having literally helped millions of at-risk children change the course of their lives for the better through one-to-one professional mentoring. BBBS of Greater Kansas City was recently recognized as Agency of the Year and was honored with the Gold Standard award.

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, all participants will receive a “Where’s Streater? t-shirt, food and drink, participate in an art project, in addition to Rod’s contribution to the Encounter Program. To learn more about Rod’s foundation, visit: www.rodstreaterfoundation.org.

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