In the Know: 6.5.19
The company opened its newest retail branch in Des Peres and marked the occasion by donating $20,000 to local charities that were chosen by the public: African Vision of Hope and Hope Community Project. Pictured: CEO Ken Poteet and Stephanie Bahn-Poteet
The nonprofit, which helps women recover from sex trafficking, addiction and violence, hosted its inaugural Bravely Awards Luncheon. Four local female leaders were honored for their dedication to social justice: Joan Lipkin, Rev. Traci Blackmon, Christine McDonald, Aisha Sultan (pictured at top).
u.s. women’s national soccer team
Soccer fans (35,761 of them!) watched the team defeat New Zealand 5-0 at Busch Stadium May 16. The game was part of the Send-Off Series prior to the FIFA Women’s World Cup starting June 7 in France.
forest park forever
After closing for renovations in June 2017, Emerson Central Fields turned into Party Central to celebrate its reopening. The event included soccer and rugby games, live music, hot air balloons and more.