If not, why not let us live vicariously through you and go to the Chiefs Charity Game? The Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI) is the beneficiary of this year’s fundraiser; unfortunately, CCVI’s not eligible to be the beneficiary again in 2012, so this is the last year you’ll be able to support the Chiefs and support CCVI all at the same time (at least for a while–I’m not sure how the eligibility thing works).
The game starts at 7 p.m. this Friday, August 12, and is vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. You can check out the Chiefs Charity Game Web site at http://www.chiefscharitygame.com/index.php for more information on the game, its inception, and how they help CCVI.
As far as being an event for the blind and visually impaired: I actually would recommend it. We were lucky enough to attend the charity game last year, and Peanut absolutely LOVED it. Admittedly, at about 19 months old, he was pretty portable–we could just pick him up and move him about here and there without having to worry about stairs and similar accessibility issues. He’d had a long day that day, with an exam under anesthesia early in the morning, and he stayed up until after the game was done at 11:00 p.m. Can you imagine that feat for a toddler? The first time the crowd burst into cheers/yells, he cried, because he thought everyone was yelling at him–but once he calmed down, it was amazing how much fun he had. He clapped along with the cheers and the music, yelled with the people, and all in all had a great time. I can’t say that he followed the game all that well, but this little VI boy definitely enjoyed the game, and it was definitely worth our going, especially for his happy Chiefs-fan mother and his non-fan but tolerant father (who was shocked at how much his little boy enjoyed the game!).
My doctor has banned my gestating self from broiling out in the Missouri sun, so I won’t be able to wear my Chiefs shirt and dress Peanut up in his Chiefs outfit and go to the game–so I’m counting on some of you to go for me to support our team and CCVI! As an added bonus, there are about 12 suites that are each “themed” with a CCVI kid–and one of the very cute kids featured in a named suite is Peanut. If you’d like to get a look at a cute little guy holding balloons–from the front, even–you might have your chance on Friday!