Straub Construction is always looking to give back to the community. What better way to do this than helping kids, and getting to shoot guns in the process!
Thursday, April 28th is National Super Hero Day
From 11:00am to 5:00pm, Straub Construction will be the title sponsor for the 1st Annual Shadow Buddies Shootout at Saddle and Sirloin.
For more details and to register, please download the Shadow Buddies Shootout flyer.
Besides stepping up as the title sponsor, Straub has also committed 20 employee volunteers. Our volunteers will help with everything from event registration, cooking, score keeping, cart driving, and more.
The Shadow Buddies Foundation
The Shadow Buddies Foundation is a not-for-profit set-up by the executive director, Marty Postlethwait of Olathe, 21 years ago.
Marty was visiting the hospital, with her son Miles, who was born with multiple congenital birth defects when the buddy idea began.
During one of his many hospital visits, when he was six, Miles told his mom he longed for a buddy who was just like him. Marty enlisted a seamstress friend to create a “Buddy” for him. Soon after that came the Shadow Buddies Foundation.
Today there are 28 different types of Shadow Buddy dolls and the foundation ships Buddies to all 50 states and 17 different countries. There have been almost one million Buddies sent out so far.
The foundation has teamed up with the Kansas City Chiefs, KC Royals Charities, Sporting KC Victory Project, Garmin, Straub Construction, and many more. They also have partnerships with many “Buddy Stars”. Travis Kelce, Tony Gonzalez, Matt Cassel, and Dom Dwyer to name a few. How cool would it be to have Travis Kelce deliver a Super Hero Buddy in a Super Hero cape while you’re in the hospital?
Who knows, maybe one of these stars will be at the Shootout as well!?!?
Please contact Greg Hellbusch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-451-8828 to register for a Shadow Buddies Shoot-out team. There are only 16 teams and they are filling fast!