OJC Annual Gala

OJC Annual Gala

“Voice for the Voiceless”

Gala Honorary Co-Chairs Bob & Kelly Pascuzzi
invite you to join us for a night to remember.


Friday, February 22, 2019

6:00 p.m. Cocktails

Noah’s Event – 7341 W 133rd St Overland Park KS 66213

Dress: Cocktail Attire

Join us for drinks, dinner with silent and LIVE auction and LIVE entertainment with Janice Freeman, a Neo-Soul artist from Harrisburg, PA and Jazz performed by musicians from Jazz for Good Foundation. We will hear from speaker David Meltzer, and our Emcee will be Shawn Parr.

David Meltzer

Shawn Parr

David Meltzer is the former CEO of the legendary Leigh Steinberg Sports Agency and the co-founder and CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, arguably the most notable sports marketing firm in the world.

He started with nothing and yet became a millionaire just nine months out of law school and a multi-millionaire by the time he was 32. But then he went broke, but then, he made it all back again, and now he is a successful serial entrepreneur and philanthropist who, through hardship, was forced to codify the rules of success. Since regaining his footing, he’s written two #1 best-selling books on the subject of success, Connected to Goodness and Compassionate Capitalism: A Journey to the Soul of Business, he also shares his principles on his top 5 iTunes business podcast, The Playbook.

One of his principles: find ways to serve others. To that end, everything that he and his business partner, Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon, has a charitable component, and this rule has only accelerated their business growth. Sports 1 Marketing is currently involved in projects surrounding many of the world’s biggest sporting events, including the Super Bowl, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, The Masters, and countless others.

His passionate desire to help others pursue their potential has seen him lauded with countless awards, including being honored as one of Marshall Goldsmith’s Top 100 Business Coaches in the World and being named the chairman of the Unstoppable Foundation.

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Please feel free to check out David’s social media, which highlights why both Forbes and Entrepreneur named him one of the top keynote speakers on the planet and awarded Variety Magazine’s Sports Humanitarian of the Year.

Shawn Parr has been the voice of Country Music for almost 30 years. Born and raised in Southern California he now resides in Nashville Tennessee and is currently hosting the Nationally Syndicated Radio show “Nash Nights Live for Cumulus Broadcasting heard on over 130 stations nationwide.

Shawn is the voice for The Academy of Country Music Awards, The Golden Globes, American Music Awards, The Chase for GSN and has also been featured on numerous nationwide specials. For 8 years Shawn was the voice for California Speedway and has hosted many projects for ESPN.

Shawn has not only succeeded in the world of hosting, voice-over, and radio, he has also made the transition into acting on television and in movies. Shawn has recently had TV roles on ABC’s Nashville and played a detective on NBC’s Heist. Shawn’s movie roles include Curtis Hanson’s Lucky You starring Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall & Eric Bana, Waist Deep starring Tyrese Gibson. Drone Virus with Billy Wirth, and Death and Texas starring Steve Harris, Andy Richter, & Charles Durning.

As a scratch golfer, Shawn has hosted his own charity golf tournament for the John Tracy Clinic for hearing-impaired children and in the last 20+ years he has helped raise over 1 million dollars for the clinic. Shawn has served on the Board of Directors for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for over 20 years and hosts 5-10 charity fundraisers each year coast to coast. Living in Tennessee Shawn now serves on the Board of Directors for Nashville’s T.J. Martell Foundation. Shawn has also donated time, money, and effort to numerous charities throughout Southern California and the country. Some of these organizations include the Boys and Girls Clubs, MDA, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Firefighters Association and the LAPD have had Shawn host numerous benefits. On his show Nash Nights Live the theme is to “#GiveBack” and as long as Shawn has a voice the word NO will not be a part of his vocabulary.

Janice Freeman, a neo-soul artist from Harrisburg, PA, is the voice the nations have yet to hear. The soulfulness and round sounds of her vocal range are beyond imaginary overtones ever heard before. Moving to California in 1999 she studied music and computer information systems. Joining the group M.I.G, she traveled the world, particularly Japan, singing gospel music. Janice auditioned for Sunday Best and climbed to top 6 in the United States. In 2013, she was called to pursue her solo career and is currently working on her album. Not only is she pursuing a singing career, Janice has a heart for wanting to be a songwriter, therefore was accepted into THE top Writer’s associations in the World called SESAC. Her new single “You” was released February 6, 2017. Also in addition to a music career, Janice has always had a heart for acting and is now going to be a part of a movie “Roxi Blews”, definitely writing a few soundtracks but also will hopefully be making an appearance.

A BIG Thank You to our Sponsors:

  • Bob & Kelly Pascuzzi
  • Adrian’s Cafe
  • Scherzer’s & Associates
  • Santa Fe Pet Clinic
  • Eatherly Constructors, Inc.
  • Tom and Kari Lipscomb

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