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Fan Appreciation Day Hits High Gear

Posted Dec 23, 2012

Ford and Chiefs combine for amazing gift

Huge prizes were given away all afternoon to the Chiefs Kingdom's amazing fans during Fan Appreciation Day at Arrowhead. The festivities all led up to an incredible grand prize at halftime. A Chiefs Red Ford Fusion rolled onto the field to be given away to one dedicated (and very lucky) Chiefs fan.

Three season ticket holders stood on the field as they eagerly awaited their turn to select one of three keys from a Chiefs helmet. After choosing a key, one by one each attempted to open the door of the 2013 Ford Fusion. Tensions built as keys one and two both failed to open the door… and contestants were down to the last key.

The contestant whose key opened the door was Joe Williams, a 50-year season ticket holder.

“I’ve been here since the old stadium, now at the new stadium,” Williams explained. “I remember the day the new stadium opened and it was great being able to pick our seats and it’s been a lot of fun spending our Sundays here.”

Williams said he prepared and practiced for this car giveaway, determined to drive the Ford Fusion home.

“My kids pressured me to work on all the Chiefs trivia and practice throwing the football so I could win,” Williams commented. “It ended up being much easier competition, just picking a key out of the helmet and unlocking the car. It’s a great Christmas present!”

The Chiefs and the Midwest Ford Dealers Association teamed up to present the biggest fan opportunity as part of the organization’s continuous celebration of 50 years in Kansas City.

“The Chiefs and the Midwest Ford Dealers combined to have a 2013 Ford Fusion as the grand price today for Fan Appreciation Day,” Mark Smith said, Chairman of the Midwest Ford Dealers Association. “The dealers were extremely excited to be involved with this and it worked out great. It was a lot of fun.”

The Midwest Ford Dealers Association is the official car and truck of the Kansas City Chiefs, making this special opportunity possible. Williams was ecstatic that he was the recipient of the new Ford Fusion and is grateful for his chance to participate.

“It’s the best thing that could ever happen,” Williams noted. “I’m very excited about this and so happy I could take part in this opportunity. I certainly would like to thank Ford and the Chiefs for this wonderful Christmas present.”

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