Every year, the Kansas City Chiefs select a game on their home schedule to benefit a local non-profit organization in a major way. In the last six years, the Chiefs have raised over $3 million for local charities, averaging a half million dollars with each game.
The trend will likely continue in 2012 for one organization that meets the requirements. The official Chiefs press release notes, "The Chiefs Children’s Fund and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation will jointly administer the application process for qualified agencies. Interested 501(c) (3) organizations must submit a preliminary statement of interest to the club prior to May 13th at 5 p.m. The 2012 recipient will be announced this summer after the review process is complete. The Chiefs Charity Game beneficiary must be located in or primarily serve residents in Jackson County."
Those interested can find full details here. It's another strong example of just how community oriented the Chiefs organization continues to be.