University of Kansas Hospital
KANSAS CITY, Kan.— Former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green never liked being on the receiving end of a blitz, but May 15 and 16, at Arrowhead Stadium, he and other former pro players will show you how it’s done.
Green is one of several celebrity coaches and a co-chair of the inaugural Chiefs Fantasy Camp to benefit The Center for Concussion Management at The University of Kansas Hospital.
“If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a Chief, get ready in the locker room and run down the tunnel at Arrowhead, now is your chance to find out” Green said. “Chiefs Fantasy Camp participants will break down game film and compete in a skills competition that includes quarterback accuracy, route running, field goal kicking and more, and even get a chance to play ‘seven on seven’ at Arrowhead for bragging rights.”
Trent won’t be alone. He’ll be joined by other Chiefs greats like running back Priest Holmes, “The Human Joystick” Dante Hall, Pro Football Hall of Fame kicker Jan Stenerud, “The Nigerian Nightmare” Christian Okoye, former Chiefs linebackers Anthony Davis and Shawn Barber, and even former Chiefs Head Coach Dick Vermeil.
The Hunt Family Foundation is proud to participate in this inaugural Chiefs Fantasy Camp limited to the first 100 participants. Along with Green, David Gentile, president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC), is a co-chair.
Blue KC will provide free health screenings to Fantasy Camp participants prior to the camp.
“A ticket to Chiefs Fantasy Camp will be a once in a lifetime experience for fans, who in turn will be helping to fund community concussion awareness and prevention," Bob Page, president and chief executive officer of The University of Kansas Hospital said. "With the proceeds from Chiefs Fantasy Camp, we will be able to educate even more parents, coaches and players of all athletic ability to help them stay in the game safely, whatever their sport or activity.”
Concussions are common injuries. Up to 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur in the U.S. annually. High school athletes suffer up to 300,000 concussions per year … double the concussion rate of a decade ago.
“Whether a concussion occurs on the playing field or the playground, the injury requires watchful care and treatment to prevent permanent damage or disability,” Michael Moncure, MD, medical director of The Center for Concussion Management said.
Tickets to Chiefs Fantasy Camp cost $2,000 each. $1,000 is tax deductible. To register, go to http://www.kcchiefs.com/fantasycamp.html.