KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The lead up to Red Friday has turned into a week-long celebration. Tuesday in Kansas City was part of it as the Chiefs defensive line visited the Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City, Missouri.
"You know this is amazing," said Chiefs defensive tackle and Grandview native Xavier Williams. "Red Friday is a part of everything. Permeates through the entire community. You go to restaurants, you go to grocery stores, schools, everything. Everybody participates in Red Friday. So this is fun being on this side of it."
This was more than just your average visit as the players and kids all divided up into two teams—Red & Gold—and competed in a series of "Minute to Win It" style challenges. Those included a pie-eating contest that involved finding a gummy worm with your mouth. Rookie Derrick Nnadi won that competition.
"I honestly don't know [how I won it]," said Nnadi. "I just tried to scan everywhere and I just found it right there."
Justin Hamilton, Jarvis Jenkins, Chris Jones, and Allen Bailey were other Chiefs who visited the charity. Fans can purchase special edition flags for Red Friday with proceeds going directly to the Ronald McDonald House. The initiative raised $338,00 last year.