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Blarney Breakfast

March 15, 2013 6 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.

Grab a hearty breakfast, enjoy bottomless cups of coffee and participate in the festivities with bagpipers, Irish dancers and much, much more! More than 1,000 people celebrate each year at Wichita’s most beloved St. Patrick’s Day event.
Friday, March, 15, 2013 from 6 to 9:30 a.m.
Old Chicago East (Kellogg and Rock Road)

Purchase tickets at the door.


Watch the KAKEland commerical here.



Wichita, KS – The 38th Annual, Original Blarney Breakfast, a benefit for Rainbows United, Inc., kicked off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations two days early in Wichita at Old Chicago East this morning.

More than 1,000 people attended, with more than $37,300 in net proceeds to benefit children birth – 21 with special needs served through Rainbows’ Targeted Case Management Program. “It’s a great event bringing the public, businesses and celebrities together to support children with special needs,” said Margaret Shook, event Chair, Chi Epsilon Chapter ESA.

A highlight of the event was the presentation of equipment to Rainbows’ families. Part of the proceeds from the event were joined by funds provided through Children’s Miracle Network at Via Christi Health to provide tablet communication devices for 7 Rainbows’ families. “It was wonderful to be able to provide these valuable communication tools to several Rainbows’ school aged children as part of this year’s event,” said Deb Voth, President. “Helping children communicate their needs and wants in a visual way helps the entire family and eliminates many frustrations.”

Celebrities from the Wichita area, including Dawson Grimsley of Davis-Moore Auto Group, KAKE-TV, and other Wichita personalities were on hand to meet guests and serve coffee. KEYN 103.7FM, Power 93.3 and KAKE-TV also provided live broadcasts from the event.

Blarney Breakfast partners are: Chi Epsilon Chapter of ESA, Old Chicago East, KAKEland, Docuplex Graphics, KEYN 103.7FM, Power 93.9 and Chris Cakes of Wichita.

Blarney Sponsors are: Bob & Arlo Casper, ServPro of Northeast Wichita, Linder and Associates, Vornado, Davis Moore Auto Group, Dave Neal and Associates, Douglass Wealth Management Team, Wells Fargo, Spirit AeroSystems, Cox Communications, Wichita Federal Credit Union, High Touch Technologies, Bank of Kansas, and LS Industries.

Winner of the Parks Motors 2013 Chevy Spark will be posted on Rainbows’ Facebook and Twitter on Sunday evening.

Rainbows' Targeted Case Managers help families overcome barriers.
Rainbows' case managers help families identify:

  • What they want for their child
  • What resources are available
  • How to access those services and resources
  • How to coordinate education, purchased services and natural supports

Intellectual/Developmental Delay Services:

  • Respite care
  • On-going care
  • Assistance with durable medical equipment
  • Supplies
  • Case management

For more information, contact Michelle Eastman, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, at (316) 558-3435 or visit RUCFoundation.org.

Rainbows United, Inc. enhances the lives of children with special needs and their families by bringing together community resources and providing customized services.

Committee Members

Margaret Shook: Chi Epsilon Chapter of ESA
Barb Orsi: Chi Epsilon Chapter of ESA
Blair Stenzel: RainbowsUnited
Cyndie Ewy: Chi Epsilon Chapter of ESA
Rich Syslo: Old Chicago East
Bryan Frye: KAKE TV
Jay Ewy: Docuplex Graphics
Brad Horning: Entercom Radio
Don Hall: Entercom Radio
Pat Butler: SERVPRO
Sean Digiovanni: Northwestern Mutual
Michelle Eastman: RainbowsUnited
Amy McDonald: RainbowsUnited
Kelsey Parker: AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow

Opporutnity to win!

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