Chiefs fans helped raise nearly $1M for charity on Red Friday

Kansas City, Mo. – Chiefs Kingdom stepped up in a big way to help a Kansas City nonprofit.

The Chiefs said fans helped the organization raise more than $940,000 through Red Friday flag sales and a 50/50 raffle.

All proceeds are donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City.

According to Chiefs, Over the past 10 years, Red Friday sales have raised $4.5 million to help organizations help families when they have a child in the hospital.

“Wow! The Chiefs Kingdom and the KC community really showed up for sick children and their families at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of KC,” said Tami Greenberg, CEO of RMHC Kansas City. “We are so grateful to the Chiefs for wrapping their arms around this charity, and to our partners McDonald’s founder’s mission for lasting support. We are forever grateful for the impact Red Friday has on local families who are struggling the most.

Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt and the Chiefs Red Coaters started the Red Friday tradition and sold commemorative items around town to raise money for local charities.

“Red Friday remains one of the most unique and impactful traditions in Chiefs Kingdom, and the outpouring of support continues to prove how this community can unite and rally behind the cause,” said Chiefs President Mark Donovan.

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