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Chiefs Kickoff Luncheon

Chiefs celebrate the start of the season at the Kickoff Luncheon

For more than 40 years, the Chiefs Kickoff Luncheon has provided the community with an opportunity to celebrate the start of the NFL season. This year, the event was held at the Kansas City Downtown Marriott hosted by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

The Kansas City Chiefs hold a luncheon on August 27, 2014

"This is the most exciting time of the year for us," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "The kickoff luncheon is a great celebration of the city, the community and a fun way to kickoff the year. It's great to have the entire Hunt family here, to have the support of the Chamber and the support of the fans."

This unique luncheon is the only event that the entire Chiefs roster, including coaches, players and cheerleaders are in attendance. Voice of the Chiefs Mitch Holthus emceed and was sure to get fans pumped up for the season.

Mitch Holthus with a great introduction for Dontari Poe! — Rachel Santschi (@KCChiefs_Rachel) August 27, 2014

"The Chiefs are an important part of our local economy, our culture and who we are as a community," KC Chamber President and CEO Jim Heeter. "It's a fun event kicking off the NFL season and gives the business community an opportunity to support the team."

Directly following the event, the Chiefs traveled to Green Bay to take on the Packers. Tune in to the final preseason game on Thursday, August 28th at 6:00 p.m. on KCTV5.

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