I was wondering how (or if) the Kansas City Chiefs would help with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and they have just announced that tonight’s 50/50 raffle at the preseason finale will benefit those efforts. The Hunt family will match those proceeds.
Here’s their press release:
As an initial response to the massive flooding, damage and displacement throughout the state of Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Chiefs and the Hunt Family Foundation have announced that the proceeds from tonight’s 50/50 Raffle will be directed to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. In addition, the Hunt Family Foundation will match the 50/50 Raffle contribution.
"Like everyone, we have been heartbroken by the devastation that Hurricane Harvey has brought to the state of Texas,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this disaster, and this contribution is a first step in our ongoing commitment to helping those in need."
During each Chiefs home game, the Hunt Family Foundation draws a raffle ticket in which half of the night’s jackpot goes to a lucky ticket winner and the other half benefits a charitable foundation designated by the club. Since the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle began in 2013, more than $1 million has been donated to local and regional charities.