Company Surprise Leads Staff to Urban Youth Academy

Towards the end of every quarter, we have a company all-staff meeting in our bar. We call it Around the Horn. It’s a fireside chat type of setting and we talk about prominent business items and we pass out a bunch of awards for employees, including service-time awards.


To start 2018 off on the right foot, we decided to switch it up. Since the Urban Youth Academy had recently opened and they enjoy baseball too, it made for a cool opportunity. For the second time in less than 6 months, we decided to surprise the team. We got a bus and loaded everyone on it and went down to the Urban Youth Academy.

We had about 45 people in the group and when we arrived we split into smaller groups and were given tours of the facility. Once the tours wrapped up, we held our Around the Horn meeting around home plate on the indoor field. It was awesome! After that, it looked like it was time to leave, but we weren’t done just yet. We split up into teams and played a game on the indoor field. So it was surely time to go now, right? Well, one more thing....we scheduled two food trucks The Casual Foodie and TacoKingKC to pull up to their facility and provide food for our employees and the awesome Urban Youth Academy staff!

It was an awesome upgrade over our typical quarterly meetings. We got to learn about a fantastic organization and got to meet some amazing people. We want to thank the staff at the Urban Youth Academy for being great hosts. If you haven’t been there, it’s a must-see in Kansas City. Organizations and programs like this really make you realize that the future of youth baseball in Kansas City is in great hands!