Yes, there was also football, but Season Ticket Member Day at Kansas City Chiefs' training camp really means one thing—pancakes.
And there were more than 1,500 served Sunday morning on the campus of Missouri Western State University—home of Chiefs' training camp for the eighth-straight year. The Chiefs' bring in Chris Cakes, a catering company that holds the Guinness World Record for number of pancakes flipped in an hour, to serve STMs breakfast before practice.
"This has been a great tradition that we started up here in St. Joe," Chiefs' President Mark Donovan said of the pancake breakfast. "Our STMs look forward to it every year, so that makes it fun for us."
The day also meant the chance to interact with Kansas City Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, Donovan, and new General Manager Brett Veach.
Chiefs Season Ticket Members were invited to attend a pancake breakfast prior to practice.
For Melissa Wallace, a four-year STM, this is her fourth year attending STM Day at training camp.
"I think it's very generous that they provide breakfast, provide former players to get autographs from, KC Wolf, Donovan and Hunt," Wallace said.
The pancake breakfast provided STMs a chance to see Veach if they weren't selected in the raffle to attend his introductory press conference.
"I'm anxious to see Brett Veach," Wallace said. "I didn't get to go to his press conference the other day, so I'm excited to get to see him."
And Veach was excited to meet fans too.
"This is exactly why you come to a place like St. Joe," Veach said. "You get away from Kansas City and can come here in more of a public format where we can meet the fans and hang out with them.
"And really they're the ones who drive this whole thing, so our ability to come out and spend time with them, I don't think they realize it's as much fun and exciting for us as it is them."
While others have experienced many years coming to the pancake breakfast, for others it was there very first time.
"This is our first year being season ticket member holders," Dyyone Alberty said excitedly.
Alberty and her husband drove from St. Louis to be at STM Day—her husband's first STM event and her second.
"We're here together and it's very special," Alberty said.
The breakfast is catered by Chris Cakes every year.
"I love Chris Cakes," Alberty said. "Chris Cakes isn't new for us, but being here for the Chiefs training day is awesome—can't you tell?!"
"It's a chance to interact in a very social, very low-key atmosphere and as you can see from the crowd it's something they love to do," Donovan said.