Due to the NFL lockout the Kansas City Chiefs coaches and front office personnel cannot meet with the players to talk football but they can get together to do a little good in Joplin, Missouri.
Around 120 members of the Kansas City Chiefs organization will be in Joplin today to help in the cleanup efforts. CEO Clark Hunt, General Manager Scott Pioli, President Mark Donovan, players, cheerleaders and even KC Wolf will all be on hand.
Here is a bit from the Joplin Globe about the groups itinerary:
Team officials are expected to take part in a cleanup session near Joplin High School, starting at about 10:30 a.m., followed by a tour of the tornado’s path through Joplin.
The Chiefs will visit Forest Park Baptist Church, 730 S. Range Line Road, one of four SEMA points of distribution in the area. Players, coaches and executives will sign autographs and interact with community members.
I want to commend Clark Hunt and the entire Chiefs organization. The Chiefs have been involved with relief efforts from the outset and even as the national news coverage of the tragedy has slowed, they continue to pitch in. We never hesitate to criticize the organization around here if we think it is necessary but I assure you we enjoy it much more when we get to praise them.
This is one of those times.