Women in Aviation Air Capital City chapter will host a fundraiser in May featuring a former space shuttle astronaut.
Charles D. Walker, an industrial payload specialist who served on three shuttle missions, will be the keynote speaker at the event set for 5 to 8 p.m. on May 12 at Rolling Hills Country Club, 223 Westlink.
Tickets are $50 and reservations must be made by May 7. Reservations can be made online or by calling 316-305-6939.
The money raised will be used to send girls from low-income families to space camp at the Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center in Hutchinson. It is in concert with Children First: CEO Kansas Inc.’s Future Women in A STEM (Aviation, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program.
Women in Aviation is an international nonprofit that provides networking, mentoring, education and scholarships for women in the aviation and aerospace industries.