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15th Annual Ms. Wheelchair Kansas Crowning Open to the Public

MWKS Crowning Invitation

Sunday, March 3, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 pm
DoubleTree Hotel
200 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS

Be there as we celebrate 15 years, say goodbye to our
current titleholders, and crown the new Ms. Wheelchair Kansas and Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas!

The ceremony will be open to the public and free of charge. It will include platform speech presentations by the contestants, farewell from the current titleholders, and crowning of Ms. Wheelchair Kansas and Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas!

Read the full press release

Print the crowning invitation

View the crowning flyer

Get directions to the DoubleTree Hotel

Do you believe in the Ms. Wheelchair Kansas mission?
Then partner with us by serving as a sponsor or in kind donor!

Ms. Wheelchair Kansas is celebrating 15 years! The 15th Annual Ms. Wheelchair Kansas event is quickly approaching, and we are currently raising funds to hold our 2019 event. We are searching for organizations, companies, or groups who would like to partner with us to celebrate women of achievement in our state. Are you willing to support us in reaching this goal? We would like to see your organization/company as a sponsor for the Ms. Wheelchair Kansas program in 2019!

In serving as a sponsor, you will be supporting an important program in our state that focuses on recognizing strong, spirited women who are wheelchair mobile. If your group would like to partner with us in achieving our mission, we have multiple sponsorship levels and benefits to choose from. Just view the sponsorship form below to get started!

We are also looking for sponsors for our Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas program!

We always appreciate in kind donations as well. If you would like to contribute in any way, please Contact Us.

View our Sponsor Letter

View and print our Sponsorship Form

Allison wearing crown and sash on stage

Allison and Melissa on stage after the crowning

Allison and Ariana on stage after the crowning

The 2018 contestants and new Little Miss pose with reigning titleholders

Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2018 Selected at 14th Annual Crowning Ceremony

The 2018 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas was recently crowned during a weekend ceremony held March 11, 2018, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Lawrence. Allison Merriam received her crown after participating in four judging sessions, as well as many other activities, throughout the three-day event held March 9-11. The weekend concluded with a formal crowning, where Allison was chosen as the new titleholder and fellow contestant Melissa Monroe, of Lawrence, was chosen as the runner-up.

The crowning ceremony, held on Sunday, was attended by more than 100 family, friends, and community members. The event consisted of platform speeches by the two contestants, as well as two on-stage questions. The audience enjoyed a slide show of memories from the weekend; a keynote speech from Paralympian Sarah Castle; and a farewell from the 2017 MWKS titleholder, Deb Young of Lawrence, and Little Miss titleholder, Sophia Beers of Wichita.

Read the full press release

Learn more about our new titleholder

View pictures of this year's event

Ariana with crown and sash

Ariana and Sophia on stage after the crowning

Ariana smiling while she gives her speech

Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas 2018 Announced at Crowning!

The 4th Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas was announced at this year's crowning ceremony. Ariana Hutchinson, of Topeka, was selected as the new Little Miss! Ariana is is an energetic and involved 12-year-old who does not let anything keep her from having fun! Ariana lives in Topeka and currently attends Robinson Middle School, where she is a 7th grader.

Learn more about Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas

Ms. Wheelchair Kansas Through Fundraisers

Pick your
favorite option:

1. Shop Online at!
Have plans to shop online in the coming months? When you shop a variety of popular stores at, a financial portion of your purchases comes to our program. And, if you shop within 45 days of registering, Ms. Wheelchair Kansas gets an extra $5.


2. Raise money by searching the web.
Use iSearchiGive as your search engine and MWKS gets $0.02 per search.


3. Make a direct financial or in kind donation... always an option.



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