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Thursday, May 25, 2017

One of the Best Promotions of Our City

There are a lot of good to great things about and in Kansas City, as we know, and the world seems to be learning of them and that's great, of course. One of the best ways our city is getting promoted, though, from within and without is the fairly new, annual "Big Slick" fund raiser. Here's some about this year's event from our own Kansas City Star.

Want to play a game of softball with the Big Slick celebs at the K? 

Here’s your chance.

Big Slick KC is kicking off this year’s fundraising campaign with an online raffle for the chance to participate in the softball game June 23 at Kauffman Stadium with hosts Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Eric Stonestreet David Koechner and their celeb friends.

The winner will also take in the Royals game afterward from the swanky Hall of Fame suite and get VIP tickets for two to the next day’s events: watching the bowling tournament in Prairiefire and attending the sold-out evening party and auction at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland.

Big Slick partnered with the website Omaze ( for the raffle, which, like all Big Slick events, will benefit Children’s Mercy hospital.

Donations can range from $10 (good for 100 raffle entries) to $2,500 (25,000 entries) and, depending on the amount, also can include an iron-on “Slick” decal, a custom Charlie Hustle Big Slick tee and autographed poster.

Prizes include airfare and hotel in case the winner lives outside Kansas City.

Over the years the event has generated more than $4.5 million to help Children’s Mercy cancer center expand research, provide new hospital amenities and purchase medical equipment.

Details at

It's gotten great coverage, too, on national TV.

Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Eric Stonestreet & David Koechner are inviting you to join them for a game of softball at Big Slick Celebrity Weekend 2017. 

No really. 

Enter to win:

You and a friend will:
  • Play in the Big Slick Celebrity Softball Tournament with Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Eric Stonestreet and David Koechner
  • Watch a Kansas City Royals game from the Hall of Fame suite
  • Score VIP access to two days of exciting events at Big Slick Celebrity Weekend
  • Get flown out and put up in a 4-star hotel
Yes sir. (and ma'am).

A fantastic fund raiser for a great cause with lots of fun and gets the city some terrific national coverage, all.

It doesn't get much better than that.

So what are you waiting for? Git on over there and make your contribution!

And good luck!

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