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Walk for Water, Water Awareness Night raise funds and awareness for those without clean water
Grundfos in conjunction with the Kansas City Royals hosted its second annual Kansas City Walk for Water and Water Awareness Night on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Kauffman Stadium.
The walk supports Water Missions Intl., a non-profit engineering organization that provides communities in the developing world with sustainable safe water solutions, many of which utilize Grundfos’ solar- or wind-powered water pumping technology.
The Walk for Water is a non-competitive, educational event that mimics the trek of those who walk almost four miles per day to provide their families with what is often contaminated water. Halfway through the 3.5-mile walk, participants filled 3-gal buckets with water, simulating the true burden of life in a developing nation.
Corporate contributors to the 2013 Kansas City Walk for Water include sponsors AES, Austin Nichols, the Kansas City Royals, the Leadership Forum, LMC Truck, Mid-America Pump, Morgan Hunter and Pump and Power Equipment.
Following the Walk for Water, all participants received a voucher to watch the Royals play the Cleveland Indians. In partnership with the Royals, Grundfos sponsored a Water Awareness Night at the game, bringing thousands of fans’ attention to issues of global water scarcity. The first 10,000 fans received a Royals- and Grundfos-branded aluminum water bottle. Fans also learned conservation tips for water use in the home and outdoors through messages and displays on the stadium’s jumbotron.