This morning I had the chance to attend the Big Slick Kansas City press conference. Big Slick started in 2010 as a celebrity poker tournament and party hosted by Kansas City natives and comedic actors Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis to raise money for Children’s Mercy of Kansas City. Each year, Riggle, Rudd and Sudeikis invite celebrity friends to participate in the weekend; alumni from years past include Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, Johnny Knoxville, John Oliver, Nick Kroll and many others. Big Slick alumni David Koechner and Eric Stonestreet joined Riggle, Rudd and Sudeikis as official Big Slick co-hosts in 2014.
Check out this video I created from today’s press conference. ?
Now approaching its seventh year, Big Slick has donated more than $2.2 million to Children’s Mercy, helping the non-profit hospital explore the benefits of genomics and personalized medicine in cancer treatment, expand its Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and family/play rooms; add entertainment systems to every oncology hospital room; and purchase more than $500K in advanced early detection equipment. For more information on Big Slick visit www.bigslickkc.org or follow Big Slick on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.