Renewal: Rise Again!

That’s the vibe for this year’s Welcome House Breakfast on April 24, 2019, and it is the real-life story line of actor Danny Trejo.

With a prolific Hollywood career, appearing in box office hits like Marked for Death, Heat, Desperado, From Dusk till Dawn, Anaconda, Con Air, and Machete, Trejo got a second chance at life after a first go-round as a junkie, professional thief and hardcore inmate in some of the worst prisons in California.

Trejo will share his extraordinary journey in recovery and 50 years of sobriety as this year’s keynote speaker.

“We are super excited to welcome Danny Trejo to Kansas City and to introduce him to Welcome House,” says Grant Baumgartner, co-chair of the event alongside his fellow Welcome House board Member Katie Castro.

In addition to sustaining the recovery services provided to nearly 500 residents annually, the breakfast has established an exceptional caliber of support. This includes friends like the legendary Tom Watson, high-profile speakers such as Royals General Manager Dayton Moore, MLB icon Darryl Strawberry, and NFL QB Ryan Leaf, along with many generous corporate and individual sponsors.

“Our goal this year is to assemble a dream team of 100 table captains who each will take point in hosting nine friends at their table,” says Katie. While complimentary to attend, guests will have an opportunity to contribute to Welcome House as well as to take part in an auction and a raffle for fabulous prizes.

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Grant Baumgartner and Katie Castro are co-chairs of this year’s 6th Annual Welcome House Breakfast. Both are board members at Welcome House, with Grant also serving as Vice Chairman.

“We have a great committee working on this year’s event,” said Grant. “This event gets bigger and better every year because our community is a strong and united force for recovery in Kansas City.”

“Our guests are from all walks of life, and not everyone is from the recovery community,” said Katie, adding that anyone is welcome to join for what is always an inspirational and memorable experience.

Join our team of Table Captains!

What does it take to be a Table Captain for the Welcome House Breakfast?

  • Serve as an Ambassador for the mission of Welcome House: share with others the good work we do in our community as one of Kansas City’s leading residential recovery programs.
  • Commit to inviting nine friends, colleagues or community members to join you at the Welcome House Breakfast on April 24, 2019.
  • Though the event is complimentary to attend, Table Captains take the lead in sharing a contribution in an amount of their choice and encouraging their guests to do the same.

Sponsors make a difference.

Generous individual and corporate sponsors are at the heart of this high caliber event. Visit the button below to learn more about the benefits of sponsorship.