Despite temperatures pushing 100 degrees, 81 football fans had the time of their lives at the 3rd annual Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Football Camp, just wrapping up for the year at Arrowhead Stadium.
The campers, from as far as Reno, Nevada and Laredo, Texas, each wearing a personalized Chiefs game jersey, experienced everything a Chiefs player goes through. That included dressing at their own stall in the locker room, watching game films with former Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil, working on different football skills on the field under the guidance of former Chiefs players and being introduced by name as they entered the playing field from the tunnel, just like on game day. Each camper also competed on a team led by one of the former Chiefs in the 7-on-7 Flag Football Tournament.
The fantasy camp benefits the Center for Concussion Management at The University of Kansas Hospital. The money raised, just over $150,000 so far, 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.
The video shows the reception and reenactment of the famous 65TPT play from Thursday evening as well as campers at the various skill stations around Arrowhead Stadium on Friday, and includes sound from Bob Page, President and CEO of The University of Kansas Hospital; Mark Donovan, President of the Kansas City Chiefs; Fernando Noriega, participant from Laredo, TX; Francisco Noriega, participant from Laredo, TX; Tom Stergios, participant from Missoula, MT; and Steve Neighbors, participant and season ticket holder from Reno, NV.