The Grooming Project invites you to put on your creative attire, whether it’s

Furry, Fancy, or Fun!

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Kansas City Marriott Downtown

200 W. 12th Street

Kansas City, MO 64105

Tickets — $250

Tables — $2,500 and up

To reserve a room at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown for the night of the event at our special discounted rate of $159, please click the button below. Rooms must be reserve by September 17, 2022.

In the spirit of The Met Gala, this year’s event will feature dogs on the Red Carpet wearing creations of local designers.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Top Dog — $10,000

1 premium table (10 guests)

Half-page recognition in event program

Name/logo on event promotions

Name/logo on auction website

Big Barker — $5,000

1 premium table (10 guests)

Quarter-page recognition in event program

Name/logo on event promotions

Canine Companion — $2,500

1 premium table (10 guests)

Name listed in event program

Best in Show — $1,000

2 preferred seating event tickets

Name listed in event program

Evening Schedule

6:00 p.m. 

Cocktails & Silent Auction

Hosted bar throughout the evening

7:00 p.m.

Dogs on the Red Carpet

Dinner, Presentation & Live Auction


9:00 p.m.

Live Music & Dancing

Band: 71 South

Empowering the Parent to Empower the Child (EPEC) is a 501c3 organization dedicated to reducing generational poverty in Kansas City.

Through our state-certified grooming school and our Lee's Summit grooming salon, we train struggling parents to be pet groomers and salon managers, both in-demand, living-wage trades.

The School

5829 Troost Ave, Suite B.

Kansas City, MO 64110


Open Tuesday - Friday

8 am to 4 pm

Walk-In Nail Trims

9 am to 3 pm


The Salon

1650 SE Blue Parkway

Lee's Summit, MO 64063


Open Monday - Saturday

8 am to 5 pm