The Big Event

Friday, August 12th, 2016
Doors open at 6 PM
Theatre in the Park – Shawnee Mission Park (directions)
7710 Renner Rd, Shawnee, KS 66217


This year, we are headed outdoors! At the eleventh-annual BIG (Build-Invest-Grow) Event we look forward to sharing stories from our partners and the children in their care, introducing you to the lives you support, and dreaming about what the future holds. Invite your friends, and join us for a summer picnic in the park celebrating a movement of orphan care and orphan prevention right here in Kansas City and around the world.


$50 General Admission
$300 4-guest Reserved Blanket Picnic Area
$500 8-guest Reserved Blanket Picnic Area

What to Expect

Enjoy an evening of live music, food truck dinner, and stories of what God is doing through your efforts to care for His children. Bring your own lawn chair, or purchase one when purchasing your tickets ($12 each). Reserved blanket areas are available for 4 or 8 guests along with general admission. The attire for the evening is casual. In case of cancellation due to weather, the BIG Event will take place on Sunday, August 14th.

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Printing Your Ticket(s)

If purchasing a reserved picnic area, print a copy of your ticket for each guest sitting at your area. A link to your ticket is included in the confirmation email you receive after purchasing your tickets. Click the ‘Print Tickets’ link at the bottom of this email to print. Please contact us at if you have any trouble printing your ticket(s).

Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn how your business can be part of this evening celebrating the positive difference being made in the lives of children around the world by sponsoring The BIG Event. Learn more here or contact Kali at or 816.536.8333.

2016 Sponsors


                    Triune              BE-ThorntonTomasettilogo  

                          Harvest Productions        BRN Logo2COLOR [Converted]