For the third year in a row, 70 football fans will converge on Arrowhead Stadium this Thursday, June 16, to participate in the Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Camp, a benefit for the Center for Concussion Management at The University of Kansas Hospital. The money raised will be used to improve access to concussion testing, community care and education. Proceeds from the camp recently funded a training session for nurses on how to prepare for emergencies.
Dozens of campers, each wearing a personalized Chiefs game jersey, will have the chance to experience everything a Chiefs player goes through, from dressing at their own stall in the locker room to watching game films with former Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil, to working on different football skills on the field under the guidance of former Chiefs players, to being introduced by name as they enter the playing field from the tunnel, just like on game day.
Former Chiefs players Shawn Barber, Anthony Davis, Tim Grunhard, Dante Hall, Eddie Kennison, Christian Okoye, Will Shields and Jan Stenerud will guide the campers at various skill stations around the playing field, and act as team captains as the campers compete in the 7-on-7 Flag Football Tournament.
The camp begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 16, as the participants gather for dinner, cocktails and a live auction with the former Chiefs players and coaches and Chiefs broadcaster Mitch Holthus. Game day begins Friday, June 17 at 10 a.m. as the teams take the field for the skills competition and the 7-on-7 Flag Football Tournament.
Video shows players and coaches from last year’s fantasy camp.