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Chiefs announce details for September 6th “Red Wednesday” festivities

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The Kansas City Chiefs have revealed further details about their annual tradition, Red Wednesday, which is the 2023 iteration of the customary Red Friday celebration. This event will occur on September 6, a day before the Chiefs’ matchup against the Detroit Lions for the 2023 NFL Kickoff Game.

In line with the past decade, the team will offer a limited-edition commemorative flag for a minimum donation of $5 to mark this yearly ritual and contribute to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. The flag for this year, designed to commemorate the team’s victory in Super Bowl LVII, will be available at over 135 McDonald’s restaurants in the Kansas City and St. Joseph areas, select Hy-Vee locations, as well as various public sites and street corners across the metropolitan region. The proceeds from flag sales will benefit RMHC-KC. The map of flag sale locations can be accessed at www.chiefs.com/redwednesday/.

Over the course of nine years, the sale of Red Friday flags has generated over $4.5 million to support RMHC-KC in their mission of providing assistance to families during times of illness and need. Fans outside the greater Kansas City and St. Joseph areas can purchase flags online at shop.chiefs.com for $10, starting on the morning of Wednesday, September 6. Online orders offer both domestic and international shipping options, with net proceeds from domestic sales also going to RMHC-KC.

Chiefs President Mark Donovan expressed the significance of Red Wednesday (previously Red Friday) as a cherished and impactful tradition that unites the community in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. He expects this year to break previous flag sales records and looks forward to celebrating the beginning of the 2023 football season with Chiefs Kingdom while aiding the organization and families it serves.

Red Wednesday (Red Friday) pays homage to the tradition initiated by Chiefs Founder Lamar Hunt and the Chiefs Red Coaters in 1992. This practice involves selling team-themed commemorative items throughout the city to raise funds for local charities, particularly those aiding youth in need. Since its inception, Red Friday has raised around $6 million for local charitable causes.

The celebration will commence in the week leading up to Red Wednesday and extend through the Chiefs’ home opener against the Lions, offering various events and opportunities for Chiefs Kingdom to connect with the team and each other, both in-person and online.

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