The Big Slick Celebrity Weekend in Kansas City, Missouri kicked off on Friday in person for the primary time since 2019 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event is a fundraiser for the local Kid’s Mercy Cancer Center, and is hosted this 12 months by 4 actors who grew up within the Kansas City area: Eric Stonestreet, Paul Rudd, Rob Riggle and David Koechner, in accordance with the Kansas City Star.
They were joined by about 30 celebrity guests, including musician Sheryl Crow, actors Adam Scott, James Van Der Beek, Ginger Gonzaga, Heidi Gardner, Richard Kind, Kat McNamara, Anthony Hill, Seth Herzog, in addition to YouTuber Sean Evans, sports commentator Joe Tessitore and WWE wrestler Baron Corbin, amongst others.
Star power: Musician Sheryl Crow lend her support for the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend in Kansas City that is a fundraiser for the local Kid’s Mercy Cancer Center
Celebrity fundraiser: Paul Rudd was among the many 4 co-hosts who grew up within the Kansas City area, which also included actors Eric Stonestreet, Rob Riggle and David Koechner; Rudd is pictured with YouTuber Sean Evans, who’s the co-creator of the series Hot Ones
Like years past, the weekend stuffed with fun features an array of fun-filled events, including live music, comedy, magic, live auctions and a Friday afternoon softball game at Kauffman Stadium.
With all of the celebrities hanging around over the weekend, a few of them, like Crow, took part in meet and greets and VIP experiences to assist raise money.
The event wrapped up with the Big Slick Party and Show at T-Mobile Center that brings comedians, television personalities and musicians to the stage.
Regular co-host Jason Sudeikis needed to cancel just days before the kickoff as a result of a schedule change within the filming of his Emmy-winning TV series Ted Lasso in London, organizers announced Tuesday.
Fun-filled: As co-hosts, David Koechner, Eric Stonestreet, Rudd and Rob Riggle worked in lots of comedy into the fundraising effort
Auction time: For the fitting price a fan could accompany Adam Scott to the season two premiere and after party for his series Severance
Working it: Scott used his gift for the gab to assist sell his Severance package to the audience
If it makes you joyful: Crow was certainly one of the celebrities who was available for meet and greets
The Big Slick fundraising event was founded back in 2010 when Riggle called up fellow Shawnee Mission graduates Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis with some ideas to boost money for Kid’s Mercy, which included hosting a poker tournament.
All of them agreed, after which with a just over a few months of planning, they called their family and friends to assist in giving their support.
A few of those friends were high-profile celebrities like Will Ferrell, Bobby Cannavale, George Wendt and SNL Alum Will Forte, who ended up helping raise greater than $120,000 on the time.
Spicing things up: Rudd shared some Hot Ones stories with the show’s co-creator and host, Sean Evans
Plenty of guffaws: Saturday Night live comedian Heidi Gardner got in on a number of the live auction portion of event
Supportive: Actor James Van Der Beek was also readily available so as to add to the star power
Funnyman: Comedian Seth Herzog got playful with actors Anthony Hill and Kat McNamara
Since its inception, the Big Slick event has raised greater than $13 million for Kid’s Mercy Cancer Center through sponsorships, a live auction and a various online fundraising campaigns.
In line with its Big Slick website, ‘Kid’s Mercy is a number one independent kid’s health organization dedicated to holistic care, translational research, educating caregivers and breakthrough innovation to create a world of well-being for all children.’
Founded in 1897, the ability provides the best level of care for kids from birth through the age of 21, and has been repeatedly ranked as certainly one of ‘America’s Best Kid’s Hospitals’ by U.S. News & World Report.
Actor Richard Kind found himself struggling to eat spicy wings during certainly one of the fun-filled events alongside comedian Brian Quinn, who offered some assistance
All within the name of fundraising: Quinn and Rudd enjoyed just a few laughs as Kind downed some drinks to melt the spicy burn in his throat after playing along to the Hot Ones concept
Since its founding in 2010, the Big Slick event has raised greater than $13 million for Kid’s Mercy Cancer Center through sponsorships, a live auction and a various online fundraising campaigns; Stonestreet and Rudd are pictured accepting a $150,000 donation