Chiefs-Themed Corvette Highlights Annual Pancake Breakfast

Chiefs-Themed Corvette Highlights Annual Pancake Breakfast


Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, team president Mark Donovan, general manager John Dorsey and Chiefs alumni were all readily available for fans to speak with Sunday morning, but instead, a car garnered most of the attention.

Of course, this wasn't an ordinary car.

This was a Chiefs-themed Corvette, or, as 12-year season ticket member Marty Bean, who rolled up in the vehicle, described it, a "Chiefs-vette."

"I actually bought it from a friend of mine," Marty said. "I saw him at a car show probably eight years ago in Illinois, and I love the Chiefs and I love the Corvettes, so I told him, 'I've got to have that car.'"

At the time, Marty's friend was not willing to part with the vehicle, so each year, he kept pressing.

Finally, about a year and a half ago after years of haggling, they came to an agreement. Marty had his "Chiefs-vette."

"This kind of completes me," Marty said Sunday morning with a smile.

"His life is nothing but Chiefs and Corvettes, so he got the best of both worlds," his wife Barbara, also a season ticket member, added.

Marty and Barbara brought the car up to Season Ticket Member Appreciation Day on Sunday morning for the purpose of both showing it off and grabbing signatures from Hunt, Donovan and Dorsey.

The car already had signatures from legendary quarterback Len Dawson, defensive end Jared Allen and former head coach Herm Edwards, among others.

"It seems like every year there is something that sort of surprises you," Donovan said of seeing the car. "This 'vette this year is pretty cool, and it just goes to show how passionate our fans are. I mean, you look at this, a vehicle worth thousands of dollars, it's dedicated to our team."

During Season Ticket Member Appreciation Day, the Chiefs host fans for a pancake breakfast before they head out to see the team practice at the Mosaic Life Care fields.

Donovan said the combination of the fan turnout and the energy they bring makes the pancake breakfast one of his favorite events of the year.


"I think what's special for me is just how many people come out and how much they appreciate being here, and to see the excitement in their faces as they roll up—you're seeing K.C. Wolf and alumni and Clark here, but they're just excited for the season.

"Our staff does a great job of giving back and creating ways like this to give back and make being a season ticket member even more valuable."

Despite it being a rainy morning, the Chiefs estimated that nearly 2,000 season ticket members came out for the event.

"I think it's great that even though a storm's coming in a couple of hours, we can see the dedication of all our season ticket members," fan experience representative Xochitl Glaser said. "They don't care. They're out there to support their Chiefs."

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