June 14, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The onset of the 2014 FIFA World Cup has prompted several Northeast residents to celebrate and embrace the neighborhood’s diversity. This weekend, the Colonnade, located on the Concourse of Kessler Park, will feature screenings of the World Cup soccer games, thanks to a group of local church leaders.
Rev. Luis Mendoza of Iglesia Cristian Palabra Viva, right across the street from the park, helped organize the event, bringing in the large projector, screen and audio equipment.
“Northeast residents root for a variety of teams,” Mendoza said. “Because the area has many people from different countries, it’s a way to bring people together and enjoy something we all like.”
The viewings are free to the public.