Arrowhead Stadium is often a scary place for opponents to visit, but that reputation took on a whole new meaning on Monday as the Chiefs hosted the third annual Chiefs Kids Club Trick-or-Treat Bash.
Over 1,000 costumed kids celebrated Halloween by trick-or-treating through the Scout Investments Club Level and participating in a wide variety of activities, from pumpkin decorating, a magic show and face painting to meeting a handful of Chiefs players.
"It's always great to get out in the community," said linebacker Reggie Ragland. "The kids get to see your face and we can show them that we're just regular people, too. It's great being out here and just seeing the kids' faces. It's special."
Ragland was joined by offensive guard Bryan Witzmann, running back George Atkinson and defensive tackle Daniel Ross in signing autographs for the kids in attendance.
"It was cool to be a part of this," Witzmann said. "I remember when I was a little kid how much it meant to be around professional athletes, so I'm happy I can return the favor."
Other players, including punter Dustin Colquitt and linebacker Frank Zombo, were clad in costumes with their families for the evening.
In addition to members of the Chiefs Kids Club, the Chiefs welcomed 200 families from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to the event.
JDRF, the largest funder of Type 1 diabetes research in the world, plays an active role in supporting families with children fighting the disease.
"We're guests of the Chiefs just to enjoy the night with everyone," said JDRF Outreach Manager Marlo Martin. "Our families look forward to this event every year - they just absolutely love it. The children love to trick or treat, to see all the other kids and to just have fun being a kid."
The Kansas City Chiefs host the third annual Chiefs Kids Club Trick or Treat Bash at Arrowhead Stadium