The Kansas City Ambassadors, presented by Empower Retirement, are hosting the 2019 Kansas City Ambassador Gala on Friday, May 3 and tickets are now available to the public. Kansas City Ambassadors and other Chiefs alumni will be present for an evening of hors d'oeuvres from award-winning local chefs, beverages, live and silent auctions, dancing and live music. Current Chiefs players are also expected in attendance to support the Ambassadors and other former players.
Individual tickets can be purchased by the public starting at $150 or $275 for a pair. VIP tickets, including access to the pre-event cocktail reception, are $250 each or $450 for a pair. Sponsorships are also available starting at $5,000. For more information on the event, or to register for tickets and sponsorships, visit www.chiefs.com/community/ambassadorgala.
The annual gala raises money for the Ambassador Charitable Foundation. The funds raised are generously donated annually to more than 25 local non-profits, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City and Camp Quality.
"We are looking forward to a special night at the 2019 Ambassador Gala," said Ambassadors President and former Chiefs Center Tim Grunhard. "This year's event will be hosted at The Abbott and we expect another fantastic evening with some of the Chiefs greatest alumni in attendance. The funds raised from the Gala will allow us to make a tremendous impact in the Kansas City community, and we want to sincerely thank everyone who decides to get involved, either as a guest or as a sponsor."
The 2019 Kansas City Ambassador Gala will be hosted at The Abbott Kansas City in the Crossroads Arts District. A cocktail reception for VIP ticket holders will begin at 5:30 p.m., general admission will open at 6:30 p.m. and the evening program and live auction begin at 8 p.m. Cocktail attire is suggested. Food for the event will be provided by Rancho Grande Cantina, Red Door Woodfired Grill, Nothing Bundt Cakes, The Monarch, Garozzo's Ristorante, Old Shawnee Pizza, O'Dowds, Donutology, Panache Chocolatier, Jasper's and Covet Bakery.
The Kansas City Ambassadors are a close-knit group of former Chiefs players who continue to serve the greater Kansas City community and the Chiefs through a number of different initiatives. The Ambassadors support the Kansas City community with local scholarship programs, school visits, charity volunteering opportunities and their annual Ambassadors Golf Classic, all of which run through the Ambassadors Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
The Ambassadors are the only group of their kind in the NFL and members are hand-picked based on tenure and their willingness to participate in Ambassador outreach events and meetings. They offer regular support for youth-based causes, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City and Camp Quality.