Alumni Weekend With The Kansas City Chiefs

It’s been a busy month of travel. We went to Paris which I shared in my last blog then we hopped on a plane to Kansas City for my husbands alumni weekend with the Kansas City Chiefs. We had not been back to Kansas City for about 5 years, life has been pretty busy since we adopted our nieces & nephews. (Do you Really have 8 Children?) We had some free time before the event which gave us a chance to visit the Jazz Museum and the Negro League Baseball Museum. Both were fantastic! I would highly recommend a visit if you are in Kansas City.

The Chiefs events consisted of Saturday night tour of the locker room area, cocktails, dinner and the induction of Priest Holmes into the Chiefs Hall of Fame. It was a very special evening catching up with some of JJ’s former teammates, coaches, Chiefs owners, staff and their wives. Sunday was game day, the alumni signed autographs before the game. It was a great game, the Chiefs vs Jets. Chiefs beat the Jets 24 -10! The Chiefs fans have always been the best fans that I have experienced. Arrowhead stadium is a great place to see a game. I don’t know if all NFL teams host an alumni weekend like the Chiefs, but, my husband and I have the utmost respect for the Chiefs and their care of former players. They really know how to make sure the alumni feel like an important part of the Chiefs organization. JJ & I want to especially thank Allen Wright the Chiefs equipment manager who we have fond memories of when JJ played for the Chiefs and who has always made sure that the alumni feel extra special.

Thank you to the Hunt Family and the entire Chiefs family! Looking forward to next years Alumni Weekend. 🙂

Kansas City Jazz and Negro League Baseball Museum
Kansas City Jazz and Negro League Baseball Museum
Inside Negro League Baseball Museum
Inside Negro League Baseball Museum

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A friend of ours relative on the left. So cool!
A friend of ours relative on the left. So cool!

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Chiefs locker room, alumni nameplate above their original lockers. :)
Chiefs locker room, alumni nameplate above their original lockers. 🙂

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1993 Kansas City Chiefs Team.
1993 Kansas City Chiefs Team.
JJ Birden, Allen Wright & Vaughn Booker
JJ Birden, Allen Wright & Vaughn Booker
JJ Birden next to his championship team.
JJ Birden next to his championship team.
Vaughn Booker in-between the championship years he played.
Vaughn Booker in-between the championship years he played.
Derrick Walker, Vaughn Booker, Allen Wright, John Alt, Marcus Allen & JJ Birden
Derrick Walker, Vaughn Booker, Allen Wright, John Alt, Marcus Allen & JJ Birden
JJ with former teammate Christian Okoye
JJ with former teammate Christian Okoye
JJ & Chiefs Owner Clark Hunt
JJ & Chiefs Owner Clark Hunt
Alumni, Coaches & Chiefs owners wives.
JJ & Marty Schottenheimer
JJ & Marty Schottenheimer
Alumni, Coaches & Chiefs Owners.
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Kimble Anders, Marcus Spears, Danan Hughes, Tony Richardson, Derrick Walker, JJ Birden
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Ricky Sigler & his daughter with JJ
Priest Holmes and Clark Hunt
One of my favorite coaches wives Pat Schottenheimer.
One of my favorite coaches wives Pat Schottenheimer.
Display with JJ's old Chiefs pads and gloves at Arrowhead.
Display with JJ’s old Chiefs pads and gloves at Arrowhead.

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Priest Holmes presented as Chiefs Hall of Fame player on the Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
Priest Holmes presented as Chiefs Hall of Fame player on the Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
Chiefs Alumni Ceremony at Arrowhead Stadium
Chiefs Alumni Ceremony at Arrowhead Stadium

 

 

 

 

 

11 thoughts on “Alumni Weekend With The Kansas City Chiefs

  1. Raina, your photos and descriptions of the weekend are very special. As a KC native, I’m so glad to know that our CHIEFS players are well taken care of as alumni. You all deserve it!

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  2. This post brings back such wonderful memories for me Raina!! Looks like it was a wonderful weekend! Can’t wait to see what you are up to next! Xoxo!

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  3. Wonderful pictures of KCC’s Raina. What a class act! I still remember when JJ sent my boys a “Fan Package” of Chief’s stuff. Sacred and valued a 9 and 12 year old!
    – Patty Reilly

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