Local song competition promotes tolerance, acceptance and diversity

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two Kansas City foundations announced they will a local singing and songwriting competition to help promote tolerance, acceptance and diversity.

The faith, love and song competition will be available to participants in the Greater Kansas City area ranging in age from 14-21.There is no entry fee for the competition and songwriters will be allowed to enter more than one song.

Families of those who were shot outside of the Jewish Community Campus and Village Shalom last April will sponsor the event. Other sponsors include Reat Griffin Underwood Memorial Foundation and RRACE foundation.

“Music is healing,” said Mindy Corporon, whose son Reat Griffin Underwood and father Dr. William Corporon were killed in the shooting. “It can bridge the gap between religions and race. Together, as a community, we can overcome evil, when we join hands and voices to make good louder. My father and Reat each had a love of music and this songwriting competition adds meaning to how they lived their lives,”

The competition will be a part of the SevenDays series of events in April where winners will be announced.