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Chiefs and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Announce Details For 2017 Kickoff Luncheon



KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Celebrating its 55th consecutive year in 2017, fans and members of the Kansas City business community will commemorate the start of another NFL season at the 2017 Chiefs Kickoff Luncheon. The event, taking place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 24 at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, will benefit the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce for the sixth year in a row.
 
One of the most unique events of the entire year, the Kickoff Luncheon will feature appearances by the full 2017 Chiefs roster, including all members of the coaching staff. In addition, the event will be highlighted by remarks from Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, Head Coach Andy Reid, General Manager John Dorsey, a number of veteran players, as well as KC Chamber President and CEO Joe Reardon.
 
Tickets for the event are now available through the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce at http://www.kcchamber.com/Programs-Events/Networking/Chiefs-Kickoff-Luncheon.aspx.
 
“A valuable tradition for Chiefs Kingdom and the entire Kansas City business community, the annual Chiefs Kickoff Luncheon is one of the most unique and engaging events on our calendar throughout the year,” Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. “Lamar Hunt’s vision for this event continues to deliver a great experience that will once again benefit the KC Chamber. We look forward to joining so many of our supporters to kick off the 2017 season.”
 
“The Chiefs annual Kickoff Luncheon is a signature – and sellout – event connecting Chiefs fans with the players and coaches, and is always a delight,” Joe Reardon of the KC Chamber said. “There’s no better way to kick start your enthusiasm for the upcoming Chiefs season than the Kickoff Luncheon, and we’re thrilled, once again, to partner with the team for this exciting and unique event. The only thing I want to add is, GO CHIEFS!”
 
Proceeds from this year’s annual Chiefs Kickoff Luncheon will benefit the KC Chamber in support of the Big 5 – five specific areas outlined by the Chamber to improve the Kansas City region – growth in early childhood education, life sciences, arts, entrepreneurship and the urban core.
 
Sponsorship packages are available, some of which include exclusive meet-and-greet opportunities with players and coaches. Single admission tickets start at $75. For more information on purchasing tickets please email KC Chamber Events Director Morgan Moravec at moravec@kcchamber.com.
 
For media interested in covering the event, an advisory with full media availability surrounding the 2017 Kickoff Luncheon will be released at a later date.

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