United Way is to proud sponsor of the 17th annual TeamSmile event in Kansas City, an initiative that brings together the worlds of sports and oral health to create positive and life-changing experiences for local students.
Held at the iconic GEHA Field At Arrowhead, this event brought together oral health professionals, Kansas City Chiefs athletes, and numerous volunteers to provide free dental services and education to young minds.
TeamSmile’s approach uses the power of sports to turn dental check-ups and treatment into memorable and positive experiences for children. This year’s event saw students from across the Kansas City metro visiting GEHA Field to receive not only FREE oral health education but also screenings and treatment, emphasizing the crucial connection between oral health and overall well-being.
The event was not just about dental care; it was a day filled with joy, inspiration, and unforgettable moments. Students had the unique opportunity to meet and interact with current and former Kansas City Chiefs players, cheerleaders, and the beloved KC Wolf. The presence of these sports stars added an extra layer of excitement to the day.
TeamSmile goes beyond the traditional dental check-up by educating students about the intricate link between oral health and overall bodily well-being. By emphasizing this approach, the program aims to instill a sense of responsibility for one’s health from a young age, setting the stage for a lifetime of good habits.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to the dedicated volunteers who made this day possible. Their commitment and passion played a crucial role in creating an atmosphere of fun, learning, and community spirit. From dancing to face-painting, volunteers ensured that every child experienced a day they will always remember.
United Way is honored to have played a role in supporting TeamSmile’s mission. The 17th annual event at GEHA Field was a success, leaving a lasting impact on the smiles and lives of Kansas City students.