Chiefs fan praised for returning authentic gear accidentally delivered to business

Chiefs fan returns items accidentally delivered to him
Posted at 6:38 AM, Jan 26, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-26 15:38:13-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City Chiefs fan is being praised for doing the right thing after returning a box filled with items used by running back Isiah Pacheco and backup quarterback Chad Henne during Saturday’s AFC Divisional playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The items were supposed to be sent to ADA Fundraising in Riverside, an organization that works with sports teams and agents to get items signed and later auctioned off at charities.

“We work with anyone trying to raise money for their auctions,” said Shannon Foley, who works sales at ADA.

Some of the items ADA has helped authenticate in the past include helmets signed by Travis Kelce, footballs with Patrick Mahomes' signature and photos signed by coach Andy Reid.

ADA says its latest delivery included Pacheco’s gloves, jersey and a ball used during Henne’s 98-yard touchdown drive.

"It's kind of priceless," Foley said. "It's items that were at a game and that are going to go back to the Chiefs to help raise money for their auctions."

However, those pieces of modern-day Chiefs history went missing for hours after a courier delivered them to the wrong business, with no mailing label.

The box ended up a couple of doors down from ADA at Civacon, an industrial product manufacturer.

"We were shocked. It was something that you don't see every day,” said Civacon engineer Steve Gramling.

Gramling and his family are die-hard Chiefs fans, but being next-door neighbors to ADA he quickly realized there was a mistake.

He returned the items that will eventually be signed by Pacheco and Henne to raise money for Chiefs Charities.

“I collect Chiefs memorabilia, and that would have been great to have, but it's not what we do,” Gramling said.  

While doing the right thing can be tough, ADA says this is what Chiefs Kingdom is all about.

“It says our fans love the Chiefs and they love the players and they want to make sure the product goes where it needs to be,” Foley said.