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Chiefs to celebrate ‘Red Friday’ on Wednesday this year; here’s how to get your flag

The flags will be sold for a minimum donation of $5 at more than 135 Kansas City and St. Joseph-area McDonald’s restaurants.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that the 29th edition of Red Friday will take place next Wednesday, September 9, leading up to the season opener against the Houston Texans on Thursday, September 10.

A release posted Tuesday noted that the celebration will feature Super Bowl championship branding throughout the city. Red Friday flag sales begin on Wednesday morning.

How to get your Red Friday flag

The flags will be sold for a minimum donation of $5 at more than 135 Kansas City and St. Joseph-area McDonald’s restaurants. Proceeds from flag sales benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. Chiefs Kingdom flags will also be available at Kansas City-area Hy-Vee stores and CommunityAmerica Credit Union branches.

The team has noted that to minimize contact between individuals during cash transactions, no change will be given. Fans are encouraged to use exactly $5 cash per flag or be willing to make a donation above $5 if they use larger bills.

“Last year was a special season for the team and the community. We celebrated 60 seasons of Chiefs football, culminating with a Super Bowl parade in February, and it all began with a record-setting Red Friday donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City,” Chiefs president Mark Donovan said in the release. “We have an incredible opportunity to use the platform around the NFL kickoff game to highlight the amazing work that RMHC-KC does for kids and families while generating excitement and energy for the players and coaches to feel and the world to see.”


Red Friday has raised more than $1.8 million to help RMHC-KC continue its mission of keeping families close in times of sickness and need. Flags will also be available for a minimum donation of $10 (including shipping) on shop.chiefs.com on Wednesday, September 9, with all net proceeds from online sales also benefiting RMHC-KC. For additional information about “Red Friday,” visit www.chiefs.com/redfriday.