Downtown Wichita sponsors multiple district events and initiatives as a means to enhance community engagement and awareness of all the district has to offer. In 2016, the organization provided $11,000 in event sponsorships. Additionally, the Downtown Wichita team provides marketing and communications assistance for general event awareness and visitor parking information. 3 9 D O W N T O W N EVENTS Community Events Annual Downtown Clean Up Downtown Wichita hosted the annual Clean Up event in partnership with City of Wichita Public Works and Parks & Recreation Departments in April. Over 100 volunteers assisted with various tasks and trash pick up, all of which help beautify the district and enhance perceptions. Westar Energy sponsored lunch for all the volunteers. This event would not be possible without the efforts of those volunteers who give back to their community.