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“Our family is excited to begin this art program at Arrowhead Stadium to commemorate the Chiefs first 50 years in Kansas City,” Sharron Hunt Munson said. “Arrowhead is not only a great venue for football, but is also an iconic entertainment destination in the Midwest. We are looking forward to working with local and regional artists to display artwork at Arrowhead that celebrates the Midwestern culture that the Chiefs and our family have been proud to be a part of for the last five decades.”

The camp, which is part of three facilities that host over 6,300 campers each summer, targets at-risk urban youth. Through Bible study and activities like swimming, sports, and a gravity-defying elevated obstacle course, the camp aims to engage campers while building self-esteem and leadership qualities.

The camp program is offered at a fraction of the original cost in order to accommodate less fortunate families. But the Chiefs covered attendance costs and more during a camper send-off event at Arrowhead Stadium last month. At the event, Spann and the other campers received team-related camping gear, including Chiefs-emblazoned beach towels, team apparel, and other items.

General manager Scott Pioli has done a tremendous job of preparing the Chiefs—on paper—for great success this season; that included providing Cassel with all the tools to shed the negative image cast upon him. But with the Kansas City fans as starved as they are for a playoff victory (18 seasons and counting), even a postseason win simply won’t be good enough at this point.

It is clear that Cassel has endured a less-than-ideal tenure in Kansas City. In spite of that though, fans are ready with the guillotine regardless of the results in 2012.

Houston is a great candidate for a breakout year if he can build upon the final five games of the 2011 season. If Houston severely falters, Studebaker and Sheffield will be in competition to back him up as well as Gabe Miller. Miller was one of the team’s fifth-round draft choices in 2011, but he was placed on injured reserve last season.

It’s Houston’s job to lose and the young linebacker that still has plenty of room to grow. His improvement as a pass-rusher will only make Hali more effective as teams are forced to balance their protection schemes.

The Chiefs had the third-fewest sacks in 2011 and while it is partly due to the fewest number of pass attempts against Houston’s development will go a long way to improving those numbers.

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