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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Chiefs Linebackers Get in the Holiday Spirit Along with Variety Children's Charity





December 15, 2009

Typically, members of the Kansas City Chiefs linebacking corps are charged with snuffing out all hope that opposing teams have when it come to moving the ball. However, earlier this week they joined together with Variety Children’s Charity and showed their softer side during a holiday extravaganza. Led by Jovan Belcher, Mike Vrabel, and Pierre Walters, this Chiefs contingent was sure that everyone involved departed with big smiles and some holiday cheer in addition to a gift or two.

The day started with 400 special needs children watching the premier of a children’s animated movie during a private screening. After the movie, these kids were treated to visits from Santa and some of his red-clad elves… the Chiefs linebacking corps. As Christmas Carols played in the background, it was obvious that everyone involved was having a tremendous day.

“This is something that we all really enjoyed,” noted Vrabel. “We joined together with Santa and handed out gifts to these special, special kids. They really seemed to have a blast and so did we. It really warms your heart to see just how much fun the kids had today.”

In all, over a dozen local agencies such as Children’s Mercy Hospital, Della Lamb, Don Bosco, Marion Hope House, Spofford Home, and The Children’s Place were in attendance. These youth represented a group from throughout the metro invited to this holiday movie screening.

Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City is dedicated to raising funds in assistance of special needs children and their families. Additionally, the organization seeks to strengthen and reinforce agency programs for these local individuals. An international, volunteer-driven organization with 52 active chapters worldwide, Variety Children’s Charity is committed to bettering the quality of life for all special needs children.

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