Posted Jan 2, 2012


The Kansas City Chiefs recently joined together with Truman Medical Centers (TMC) for another special Chiefs Community Caring Team outreach activity. DL Amon Gordon and DL Jerrell Powe were flanked by KC Wolf and Chiefs Cheerleaders during the latest “wellness tour” stop at the Legacy Park Community Center. The theme of the day was focused on educating those in attendance about making healthier lifestyle choices.

Together, these Chiefs representatives discussed the importance of eating right and staying active. The Chiefs contingent also led the youth in attendance through a series of health stations including an obstacle course, nutrition breakout session and a class on stress management techniques.

“That was such a special event to be involved with,” noted Gordon at the event’s conclusion. “It was great to get out in the local community and talk to kids about staying fit and getting proper nutrition. This program is such an incredible support tool for the kids. Both the Chiefs and Truman Medical Centers did a great job of relaying the information to those in attendance. To round things out, the Legacy Park Community Center was an outstanding place to hold something like this in my opinion. I was very glad to be a part of this ‘wellness tour’ stop.”

The “wellness tour” series is a result of the Chiefs and TMCs’ “Partners for a Healthy Community” outreach program. Truman Medical Centers is a two-hospital, not-for-profit health system located in Kansas City, Mo. Its downtown location, TMC Hospital Hill, is the largest provider of outpatient specialty care in Kansas City, operates the busiest adult emergency department in the city and has one of the top Level 1 trauma centers in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Its suburban hospital, TMC Lakewood, is located in Eastern Jackson County and provides a range of specialty and outpatient services.

This is another example of the Kansas City Chiefs commitment to playing an active role in our community. The Hunt family has made corporate citizenship and charitable giving a priority for the Chiefs. Those efforts focus on organizations and programs which improve the civic and cultural climate in our region, support families and children in crisis, improve health and wellness among children as well as preserve the legacy and history of the game of football. One way the organization supports these efforts is through Chiefs Community Caring Team visits.