Chiefs Name Sunnyside Elementary This Week’s Red Friday Spirit School

Posted Dec 5, 2011

The Kansas City Chiefs recently honored Sunnyside Elementary 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 exhibits its Chiefs fandom for all to see. As this week’s winning school, Sunnyside 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 DT Kelly Gregg congratulating the students and sharing some of his secrets for eating healthy and staying active. After that, Gregg and loveable mascot KC Wolf challenged the students to several PLAY 60-themed activities. For their efforts, Sunnyside was then awarded a congratulatory Chiefs Red Friday Spirit School football and banner.

“Eating right and staying fit is very important,” Gregg shared with the students during the assembly. “When I am able to interact with youth like all and know that you understand why not only athletes but everyday folks should be focused on living a healthy lifestyle, I know we can turn around where things are currently headed.”

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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