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Remember: An email will be sent to you the Friday BEFORE each event giving you specific details about the location, address, and what to bring and expect.
Teens age 12-18 with Down syndrome are welcome to sign up for these events. There is no charge for these events during the school year.
OPEN STARS Registrations
Family Night at the Mavericks Game @ Silverstein Eye Arena in Independence, MO
Game Time: February 1st, 2020 @7:05pm and Bobblehead Give-Away Night
Teen Tickets: $10, Family Tickets $15 (Ages 2 and under free)
This will be a night where any and all family is welcome to join in the fun! Family members must purchase their own tickets, and a ticket for their teen with Down syndrome. DSG has reduced the cost of the Teen ticket and will pick up some of the cost. This is a great opportunity for families to go out together with all their friends from DSG! The theme of the evening is the Mascot's birthday party so all the mascots from all the local colleges, professional teams, etc will be there including KC Wolf, Slugger, etc. It's going to be a great time! Get your tickets now! (Closes 12-20-19)
Sensory Friendly Nutcracker Usher and Show @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (Downtown): Offered December 18th at 6pm (Usher arrive at 4:30pm)
DSG STARS will again get the opportunity to experience what it is like to work as an usher at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts! This was a HUGE success last year and thanks to the great job our teens did, they have asked us to come back! Teens will work alongside one of the Kauffman Center ushers, gaining valuable work experience in a safe environment. Even if your teen isn't ready to be an usher, the whole family can still go to the event! We are currently looking for 30 more ushers!
Teens interested in being an usher and families who are chaperones or who are attending with an usher: Each usher must have a chaperone to stay near them during the usher part of the evening. This is for the safety of all involved. Usher tickets are discounted to $15 as DSG will pick up the other half of the ticket since teens will be working part of the evening. These tickets are limited and are FCFS. Family members chaperoning each usher can purchase additional tickets through DSG at $28 each. You may purchase tickets for any family members in your party through DSG. This is a HUGE discount for the Kauffman Center! Tickets normally range in the $50+ range per seat.
Teens and families wishing to attend who do NOT have a teen usher in their party: Tickets cost around $28 each with fees and taxes. Big Discount!! You will order your tickets through the Kauffman Center directly as they prefer to handle the ticket sales for this event. DSG will only handle the usher tickets since we are paying for half of the ticket. Please call: 816.931.8993 to reserve your tickets. They are FCFS and this sensory friendly event is only offered this one night.
Find out more about the Sensory Friendly Nutcracker by visiting here.
This link is for those interested in Ushering and their chaperones ONLY.
12-3-19: STARS Lawrence Holiday Dance and Gift Exchange
Teens are invited to join us for a fun night of dancing and exchanging gifts with their friends at STARS. Attendees should purchase and wrap a gender neutral gift under $10. We need a minimum of 10 teens to register for this event to host it so please encourage your friends to sign up and join us!
12-4-19: Shopping with the STARS Prep
Teens will join us at the DSG office to help price all the items we will be selling in the Holiday Shoppe at the Holiday Party. We will also do role plays on how to help kids shop, how to handle money and how to wrap gifts.
12-8-19: STARS Holiday Shoppe and the DSG Holiday Party Overland Park Convention Center
Bring your family and join us for breakfast with Santa and visiting our college fair tables highlighting post secondary programs in the area. Teens will be assigned 20 minute shifts to work in the Holiday Shoppe to gain some work experience!
2-1-20: Maverick's Game: Tickets available above