About the Event

Thank you for your interest in our event. Rooks County Healthcare Foundation invites you to  “Rookstock 2020” fundraising event to benefit the Rooks County Health Center (RCH) expansion project and, ultimately, the entire Northwest Kansas region. The event will be held on Saturday, May 2 beginning at 6:00 p.m. 1 mile north and 1 mile west of Plainville, Kansas.

“Rookstock 2020″ is our fourth event for the public phase of our capital campaign to raise funds for the hospital expansion. Featuring a catered dining experience, high end auction and quality music from some of Rooks County’s best known musicians, this gala event will be like no other the area has seen before. It will be a celebration of the talent, vitality and vision that mark Rooks County.

Headlining the music entertainment will be local artists who have made a name for themselves in the music community.  In 2020, headline musical act will be Lucas Maddy & The Kansas Cartel.

All funds generated from ticket sales, auction items and memorabilia will be designated for the capital campaign to help fund the current hospital expansion project. In order to meet the growing demand in the region for RCH services the hospital just completed a new Rehabilitation Center which includes a zero entry hydrotherapy pool and indoor walking track. This is part of the vision and determination of RCH to meet the challenges of providing the best possible healthcare not only for the citizens of Rooks County but also for those in neighboring counties that are struggling to provide quality care.

As you may be aware, RCH has provided healthcare education and services to northwest Kansas citizens for over 60 years. The funds generated by this event will be used to fund expansion activity that will ensure continued local access to the best quality healthcare for the citizens of Rooks County for generations to come. Our goal is to raise a net total of $250,000 with this gala event.

Due to the high level of interest and the size of this year’s facility we plan on having 300 people in attendance. We are specifically inviting major employers and businesses from throughout Kansas, as well as former residents of Rooks County who currently have businesses outside the immediate area.

Your attendance or participation as a sponsor will help assure the success of this major gala event as well as make a powerful statement about your commitment to the physical and economic health of this region. On top of that, if you’re a native of the area you’ll be able to reconnect with old friends in an atmosphere of fun, great music and appreciation for the region we have all called home.

Come back to western Kansas to support this most worthwhile of causes along with good friends, good food and an evening of quality blues and country/rock.

The Rookstock meadowlark flies and sings again through your support. Join us, and help make great things happen for the people of Rooks County and the region.  We genuinely hope to see you here on May 2.


Eric Sumearll, Executive Director
Rooks County Healthcare Foundation