Offensive Linemen to visit Fans at Local KFC to Raise Awareness for First Downs for Down Syndrome

Posted Dec 3, 2012

WHAT:        Members of the Chiefs offensive line will be visiting a local KFC to interact with fans and raise awareness for First Downs for Down Syndrome. Customers visiting the below KFC on Tuesday will have the opportunity to meet members of the Chiefs offensive line, Chiefs Cheerleaders and have their picture taken with KC Wolf.

WHO:         Members of the Chiefs Community Caring Team, including members of the offensive line, Chiefs Cheerleaders and KC Wolf, as well as a representative from First Downs for Down Syndrome. (Subject to change)

WHEN:       Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 12-1 p.m.


                  8400 Clint Dr.

                  Belton, MO 64012

WHY:         First Downs for Down Syndrome is the charity of choice for Chiefs offensive linemen. Since its inception in 1992, FDFDS has raised over $5.5M thanks to the partnership. FDFDS is a 501(c)3 organization that teams with the offensive line to raise money for Down Syndrome organizations, raise awareness of Down Syndrome and create positive images of those with Down Syndrome. FDFDS is supported solely through tax-deductible contributions and participating in special events and fundraisers held throughout the year.

A nine-year partner of FDFDS, KFC is part of Yum! Brands, Inc., the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants, with more than 36,000 locations around the world. KFC operates more than 5,300 restaurants in the United States and more than 15,000 units around the world and is a partner of the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs and KFC already partnered for the 2012 KFC First Downs for Down Syndrome Donation Drive earlier this fall, giving KFC customers the opportunity to donate $1 to FDFDS with every purchase at local KFC restaurants.

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 and support families and children in crisis as well as preserve the legacy and history of the game of football.


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