Actors resume personal mission to raise money for sick kids with Big Slick KC weekend

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The boys are back in town! A group of comedy kings in today’s movies and TV shows were in Kansas City Friday morning, raising money for children. It’s the 5th year for Big Slick KC. The event started four years ago as a celebrity poker tournament.

Each year the group changes it up a little by adding other things like a whiffle ball game, the Royals game at the K, an auction, and this year, bowling. Friday morning, the guys answered questions for the media, then met some of the patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital.

The actors, all fathers, told us kids at the hospital are the reason for all of this. Big Slick has donated $1.4 million to the hospital. No word on this yet on this year’s goal, but the organization promised to let us know after the event how much money was raised.

“We’re all fathers, everybody, we’re excited to be here. It means a lot. It’s personal for us,” actor Rob Riggle said.

“Moving it down to the Plaza and letting people from out of town get the feel that hospitality, actual human beings. The Plaza is as much as a treasure as Kauffman or Children’s Mercy is, and it’s exciting that they get to feel, go have some great Kansas City food,” actor Jason Sudeikis explained.

Big Slick activities will continue throughout the weekend. For more information, click here: bigslickkc.org.

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