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First Downs for Down Syndrome – Huddle Time

Huddle Time will take place on June 9th at Paddy O’Quigley’s in Leawood and will feature live and silent sports auctions.  Masters of Ceremonies will be sports radio host Steven St. John, along with Chiefs players Rudy Niswanger and Ryan Lilja and the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line.  Proceeds will benefit First Downs for Down Syndrome (FDFDS), which raises funds for area individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

Also featured in the May 28th issue of The Independent magazine
Photo Credit: Courtney Kern


Casey Wiegmann, emcee; Blake Docking and Rudy Niswanger, emcee



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