KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some kids were “catching a break” with a few of their favorite Chiefs players on Monday night. Wide receivers Chris Conley and Albert Wilson spent time with kids at Bishop Sullivan Center as part of the “Catch A Break” fund dinner.
“Catch A Break” is program that started this year. The program aims to help folks catch a break from financial hardship.
At the beginning of the season, Conley and Wilson pledged $100 dollars for every reception made during a game. As of Monday night, their contribution stood at $6,500.
The kids taking part in the dinner were high school football players in Kansas City Public Schools. They got the opportunity to have a question and answer period with the players. The players say what they want to pass along to students is more important than money.
"The 'Catch A Break' fund has really been about people of Kansas City coming around each other and picking other people up who need a little bit of help, and the fact that there of been so many people to come out alongside us to do that has been beautiful," said Conley.
“You play the same positions, and we come from similar backgrounds so it gave me a good idea of what I need to do,” said Dreshaun Sanders, a Kansas City high school junior.
Conley said he wanted also want the young athletes to know that life is about more than just football. Thanks to Conley, Wilson, and lots of other generous donors, the new program has raised $24,600.