WATCH: @Chiefs head coach Andy Reid let each of our Special Olympics Missouri athletes hold the Lombardi trophy at our Third Annual Evening with Andy Reid. Thank you SO much to Coach Reid for your continued support of #SOMO! Such an amazing night! pic.twitter.com/PQGFfPbmTb
— Special Olympics MO (@SOMissouri) June 9, 2023
The Kansas City Chiefs host local Special Olympians at Arrowhead Stadium for the third annual “Evening with Andy Reid” event.
Coach Reid was joined by Chiefs defenders Justin Reid and George Karlaftis at the event. Eric Stonestreet was the emcee of the evening, but the star of the show was the Lombardi Trophy. Before the event formally began, Reid posed for pictures with a number of Special Olympians while holding the Lombardi Trophy.
Reid answered questions for the athletes, but there were also fundraising elements including a “Fund-a-Need” and an auction. At its roots, this event is a fundraiser and early estimates show that Reid and the Chiefs raised a ton of money for the Special Olympics Missouri branch. Here’s some information about that from their website:
More than 450 people came together to support SOMO at the Third Annual Evening with Andy Reid at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday, June 8. This year’s event has raised more than $254,000, but that is just the initial total. It’s expected to increase as our staff continues to collect donations.