Chiefs Name Ascension This Week’s Red Friday Spirit School

Posted Dec 16, 2011

The Kansas City Chiefs recently honored Ascension Catholic School for exhibiting Chiefs spirit and exemplifying the Chiefs PLAY 60 ideals of eating right and staying active. Through the season-long Chiefs Red Friday Spirit School Program, the Chiefs recognize a local school each week that demonstrates its Chiefs fandom for all to see. As this week’s winning school, Ascension received a congratulatory assembly led by members of the Chiefs Community Caring Team, focusing on the Chiefs PLAY 60 message.

This Red Friday Spirit School assembly kicked off with Chiefs Insider Josh Looney officially recognizing the students for all their efforts. Chiefs LB Andy Studebaker then congratulated the students and shared some of his secrets for eating healthy and staying active. Looney, Studebaker and loveable mascot KC Wolf then challenged the students to several PLAY 60-themed activities before Ascension was awarded a congratulatory Chiefs Red Friday Spirit School football and banner.

“It was a lot of fun being out at Ascension today,” noted Studebaker following the assembly. “This school has a lot of Chiefs pride. Plus, you could tell that they all not only enjoyed having us out here but took what we said about eating right and staying active to heart. I was watching their faces as they left the gym today and you could tell how much this Red Friday Spirit School visit meant to them.”

The Chiefs Red Friday Spirit School program is in its second year. This initiative recognizes local schools from throughout the region that showcase their Chiefs spirit on Fridays during the NFL season. Schools that send pictures and narratives of their Chiefs Red Friday Spirit School activities to have the chance to win a Chiefs Community Caring Team school assembly.

Earlier this year, the Chiefs also recognized Spring Hill Elementary as the local NFL PLAY 60 Super School. One of 34 NFL PLAY 60 Super Schools selected from throughout the country, Spring Hill received a $10,000 NFL PLAY 60 health and wellness grant. It was presented at a special Chiefs Community Caring Team school visit.

This is another example of the Kansas City Chiefs commitment to playing an active role in our community. The Hunt Family has made corporate citizenship and charitable giving a priority for the Chiefs. Those efforts focus on organizations and programs which improve the civic and cultural climate in our region, support families and children in crisis, improve health and wellness among children as well as preserve the legacy and history of the game of football. One way the organization supports these efforts is through Chiefs Community Caring Team visits.


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