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  • Chiefs again helping Holiday Helpers

  • The Kansas City Chiefs and the Independence School District’s Holiday Helpers program are once again partnering to raise money for families in need this Christmas.

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  • The Kansas City Chiefs and the Independence School District’s Holiday Helpers program are once again partnering to raise money for families in need this Christmas.
    “This has been a very successful fundraiser for us every year,” said Alli Kisner, assistant director of the Independence School District Foundation. “This year, they (Kansas City Chiefs) offered us even more tickets, which is great for us.”
    Holiday Helpers is an assistance program geared toward families not served by other community organizations during the holiday season, such as the Salvation Army or Community Services League. In exchange for volunteer hours, families have the opportunity to “shop” for their children in order to provide Christmas presents.
    For the fundraiser, the Chiefs will support four special Holiday Helpers games. Tickets can be purchased at a discount and a portion of the ticket prices will go toward the Holiday Helpers program. Similar fundraisers have also been sponsored by the Missouri Mavericks and Kansas City Royals.
    “I think the Holiday Helpers program is so beneficial because it is not only supporting our families in the district, but is also bringing the community together for a great cause,” Kisner said. “This program helps families not helped by another program and really reaches out to families that might otherwise be forgotten.”
    Tickets are available for the season-opening Sept. 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons, the Sept. 30 game against the San Diego Chargers, the Oct. 7 game against the Baltimore Ravens and the Oct. 28 game against the Oakland Raiders. All games are at noon, with the exception of the Oct. 28 game, which is at 3:05 p.m. Tickets are $37 each.
    In addition, the Chiefs have promised a small amount of lower-level seats for each game. These seats are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. The school that brings in the most tickets will receive a Chiefs “Play 60” Assembly, so buyers should put the name of the supported school in the “Additional Comments” box when purchasing tickets.
    For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Independence School District’s website at www.ourindependenceschools.org. Click the “Cheer on the Chiefs” article and follow the directions to order tickets.
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