Posted Oct 1, 2012

WHAT: Members of the Chiefs Community Caring Team will be visiting a local KFC to help kick off the 2012 KFC First Downs for Down Syndrome Donation Drive. KFC restaurants will raise money for FDFDS from Oct. 1 through Nov. 4. Customers visiting a KFC during this timeframe will have the opportunity to donate $1 to FDFDS. Customers visiting the Raytown KFC on Tuesday will have the opportunity to meet members of the Chiefs offensive line and have their picture taken with KC Wolf.

WHO: Members of the Chiefs Community Caring Team, including members of the offensive line, Chiefs Cheerleaders and KC Wolf. (Subject to change)

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 12-1 p.m.

9924 E. Highway 350
Raytown, MO 64133

WHY: First Downs for Down Syndrome is the charity of choice for Chiefs offensive linemen. Since its inception in 1992, FDFDS has raised over $5.5M thanks to the partnership. FDFDS is a 501(c)3 organization that teams with the offensive line to raise money for Down Syndrome organizations, raise awareness of Down Syndrome and create positive images of those with Down Syndrome. FDFDS is supported solely through tax-deductible contributions and participating in special events and fundraisers held throughout the year.

A nine-year partner of FDFDS, KFC is part of Yum! Brands, Inc., the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants, with more than 36,000 locations around the world. KFC operates more than 5,300 restaurants in the United States and more than 15,000 units around the world.

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.