Big Slick Celebrity Weekend Recap

by Sarah Scoop

Last weekend was surely one to remember!  Kansas City’s Big Slick weekend was an incredible success and together we were able to raise a total of $2,099,787 for Children’s Mercy Kansas City.  The weekend was filled with celebrities, baseball and lots of fun. Here’s a recap of the Big Slick Friday morning press conference, and the Saturday morning Block Party.

Friday, June 1 – Big Slick press conference

The morning started off with a Q&A with four of the five hosts of the Big Slick event: David Koechner, Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd and Eric Stonestreet.  Unfortunately the fifth host, Jason Sudeikis was unable to attend the press conference, but he did stop by the block party to have some fun. These four celebrities talked about how the whole Big Slick weekend got started and shared some of their favorite memories from past Big Slick weekends.  After the Q&A, the 4 celebrities were able to spend some time with some of the children at Children’s Mercy.

Saturday, June 2 – Big Slick Block Party

This fun event began with a celebrity red carpet and street party at Prairiefire.  There were booths with free samples and coupons and lots of fun things for kids and adults to enjoy.  While fans waited to see their favorite celebrities, a red carpet host was announcing giveaways and contests for them to participate in.  The excitement came to a peak when the celebrities finally arrived and fans were able to take pictures and talk to their favorite stars. Some of these stars included Adam Devine (Pitch Perfect), Al Roker (The Today Show), Angela Kinsey (The Office), Chris Daughtry (American Idol), David Cook (American Idol), Chris Harrison (The Bachelor), Hilarie Burton (One Tree Hill), Laura Marano (Austin and Ally), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Will Forte (Saturday Night Live) and many more.  After the stars walked the red carpet, they headed into Pinstripes for the Big Slick Celebrity Bowling Tournament.

I had an absolute blast over this Big Slick weekend and it truly is incredible how much money these celebrities were able to help raise to help Children’s Mercy.  To find out more about Big Slick, click here to check out their website.

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