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Kansas City Chiefs and Royals do some work together (besides Alex Smith's first pitch)

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The Kansas City Chiefs lost pricey players in free agency, didn't sign any receivers of note and enter a season in which some national folks expect them to take a step back to reality.

The Kansas City Royals were supposed to be competing for a playoff spot this season but they find themselves one game under .500 and in a tie for third place in the division in what has been a somewhat disappointing season so far (depending on how it ends, of course).

Enough with the bad. Let's take a peek at one good thing each team has done. Reps from both the Chiefs and Royals on Saturday served almost 300 meals to families at the Ronald McDonald House, according to Rachel at

"It means the world to the RMHC-KC to have a partnership with the Chiefs and the Royals," Ronald McDonald House CEO Holly Buckendahl said. "Both organizations have been very instrumental in helping us build our new house, by lending their time, their talent and their finical resources. Plus, both organizations have helped raise awareness for our goals and our mission at the RMHC and we are so grateful for them and their support."

I spy Jeff Allen and Weston Dressler in the photos the Chiefs have of the event.

When most people need help, it's obvious what they need -- money. The Chiefs and Royals both obviously have money they distribute among the community in various ways. But what each team can also provide that the normal person may not is awareness. Everyone in the city pays attention to what each team does so if you want to shine a light on something, the Chiefs and Royals are a good start.

While we're here, we'd also like to bring awareness to Alex Smith's first pitch last Friday, which was significantly better than his last first pitch.

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