Community Programs

First Downs for Down Syndrome

First Downs for Down Syndrome (FDDS) raises money for the Down Syndrome Guild of Kansas City and the Down Syndrome Center of Children's Mercy Hospital. The program is based on the success of the Chiefs offensive linemen to gain first downs. FDDS has flourished since the program's inception in 1992. A shining example was this past year's Buddy Walk fundraiser, which saw 300 teams of volunteers and fundraisers join forces in raising over $450,000. Other collaborative efforts between FDDS and the Chiefs include the annual Wine Auction and Tasting along with the popular Huddle Time. For more information, please visit: