Kansas City Region SCCA 2016 Awards Banquet moves to a new venue

The Kansas City Region SCCA will hold it’s 2016 Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park, KS. This is a new venue for our Awards Banquet, and so how the evening progresses will be new as well. The first difference is that this will be a plated dinner rather than a buffet. That means we can continue our conversations, gossip, and bragging about our racing accomplishments while the staff brings our food to us! This does mean that you will need to make your menu selections at the time of your RSVP, and an RSVP will be required. You may submit your RSVP through a number of different methods including registering at MotorsportsReg.com, sending an email or giving a phone call to Lisa Kern, or returning your mailed invitation to Paula Diehl. The cost is $25 per person and you may submit your payment at the time you RSVP or at the door the night of the banquet. The dress is business casual. No fire suits, please. Helmets are optional.

In addition to the meal, awards, and general camaraderie, there will be a silent auction and a money tree in support of Variety KC GoBabyGo! Powered by Rockhurst University. GoBabyGo! is now a nationwide organization dedicated to turning ordinary electric toy cars into cost-effective alternatives to expensive electric wheelchairs for mobility-challenged kids. These cars do more for a child than mobility – children who achieve self-directed mobility, whether on their own or using some sort of assistive device, experience more social interactions, which leads to better communication skills. Exploration of their environment leads to improved cognition and memory and better spatial awareness.


  • Cocktails at 5:00 pm (cash bar)
  • Dinner Service 6:00 pm
  • Awards Ceremony at 7:00 pm


  • Garden Salad and Breadsticks
  • Choice of Lasagna or Chicken Alfredo (submit choice with RSVP)
  • Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce
  • Beverages include water, tea, or coffee
  • Cocktails and other soft drinks may be purchased at the cash bar.

Hotel Options

The club has reserved a block of rooms at both the Candlewood Suites and the Holiday Inn Express both nearby the Ritz Charles.

Candlewood Suites
8953 W. 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66221
(913) 685-8200

Holiday Inn Express
7580 W. 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66209
(913) 681-8400


Q. What day is the event?
A. Saturday, January 28, 2017

Q. Where is the Ritz Charles?
A. Plug in your GPS. It’s basically in the area of 135th (Santa Fe) and Antioch. The address is: 9000 W. 137th Street, Overland Park, KS 66221.

Q. Will there be Valet Parking?
A. Unfortunately, not. You can drive up to the covered front door to drop off your party.

Q. Will there be a coat check?
A. Yes.

Q. What is “business casual” dress?
A. For men, usually dress slacks, suit or nice jeans with a nice shirt or sweater. Ties and suit jackets are not required. For women, dress slacks, skirts or dresses.

Q. Can I select my dinner entrée at the banquet?
A. No. You MUST select an entrée of Fettuccini Alfredo grilled chicken OR Lasagna BEFORE the RSVP deadline (1-15-17) in order for us to estimate enough food.

Q. Can I change my entrée at the banquet?
A. Only if you can find someone to take your choice and trade with you; otherwise, I’m sorry but no. We must let our chef know in advance how many servings of each to prepare.

Q. Will there be free alcohol?
A. There will be a cash bar for alcohol and soda pop.

Q. So I can RSVP that I’m coming and what dinner entrée I want before the deadline of 1-15-17, but I can wait to pay the night of the banquet?
A. Yes! You can pay AFTER the deadline through,
1) MotorsportsReg.com,
2) our card reader the night of the event,
3) you can bring a check made out to KCR SCCA, or
4) you can mail a check with your RSVP invitation to Paula Diehl.

Q. Do I have to RSVP through motorsportsreg.com?
A. There are options for RSVP’ing:
1) You can email Lisa Kern at lisadkern@gmail.com,
2) Call or text Lisa Kern at (913) 558-7668, or
3) Mail your RSVP invitation to Paula Diehl.

Q. I have a Silent Auction item I’d like to donate for GoBabyGo. With whom do I coordinate my donation?
A. Thank you so much for your donation! Please contact Jessica Dorn at jl_dorn@hotmail.com or (308) 830-2257.

Q. What is a money tree?
A. We will have a money tree for clipping bills to for donation to GoBabyGo.

Q. What is GoBabyGo?
A. The GoBabyGo program, is a collaboration between Rockhurst University Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Engineering students to modify toy ride-on cars to provide low-tech power mobility for children with special needs. http://ww2.rockhurst.edu/gobabygo

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