The Kansas City Corporate Challenge Kickoff Party took place Friday, April 15th at the Truman Sports Complex. There’s such a great vibe being out there after the two great seasons from the Royals and Chiefs in 2015, and the great start the Royals are having for 2016.
The afternoon started with setting up our tailgate spot along with the other 220 teams entered in this year’s event. There were bands, DJ’s, tailgate games, face painting, jump houses, great BBQ and much more! Last year there were 30,000 people with the cooler weather we had. I can’t imagine what the final number was this year.
During the Kickoff Party there is a mile walk that participants and their families are encouraged to take part in. Each company earns one point for each participant, and our division maxes out with 10 points being earned. We easily did that! It was fun walking and sharing camaraderie with the other 6,000+ participants.
While most of us were participating in the walk (and Parker running it because he was in a hurry to get to a kids track meet) we had Ernie slaving over the grill at the tailgate. He served up some great food and we all had a great time.
Cheers to all the 2016 KCCC competitors!