2016 Kickoff Luncheon Plans Announced

The Chiefs and The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce announce plans for 2016 Kickoff Luncheon

Celebrating its 54th consecutive year in 2016, fans and members of the Kansas City business community will commemorate the start of another NFL season at the 2016 Chiefs Kickoff Luncheon. The event, taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, August 26 at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, will benefit the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce for the fifth year in a row.

One of the most unique events of the entire year, the Kickoff Luncheon will feature appearances by the full 2016 Chiefs roster, including all members of the coaching staff. In addition, the event will be highlighted by remarks from Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, Head Coach Andy Reid, General Manager John Dorsey, a number of veteran players, as well as KC Chamber President and CEO Joe Reardon.

Tickets for the event are now available through the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce at www.kcchamber.com/Events/Networking/Other/2016-Chiefs-Kickoff-Luncheon.aspx.

"The annual Kickoff Luncheon continues to be a unique opportunity for our team and our supporters throughout the entire community to come together," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "The event is a proud Kansas City tradition that began under the leadership of our founder, Lamar Hunt, and there is no better way for us to start the 2016 season than through another great Kickoff Luncheon."

"The KC Chamber is thrilled to again partner with the Kansas City Chiefs to host one of the premier sports events of the season," Reardon said. "The Kickoff Luncheon is a great way to celebrate the Chiefs and send them off for another exciting season of football. The team does so much for Kansas City, both philanthropically and in terms of bringing our regional community together in a way few other things do."

Proceeds from this year's annual Chiefs Kickoff Luncheon will benefit the KC Chamber in support of the Big 5 – five specific areas outlined by the Chamber to improve the Kansas City region – growth in early childhood education, life sciences, arts, entrepreneurship and the urban core.

Sponsorship packages are available, some of which include exclusive meet-and-greet opportunities with players and coaches. Single admission tickets start at $75.

For more information on purchasing tickets please email KC Chamber Events Director Morgan Moravec at moravec@kcchamber.com. For media interested in covering the event, an advisory with full media availability surrounding the 2016 Kickoff Luncheon will be released at a later date.

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