Snowball Express Brings Families to Chiefs Camp

By Sean Everson |

Published 08/13 2014 01:48PM

Updated 08/13 2014 10:53PM

( ST. JOSEPH, MO. ) With only two days left at Chiefs camp, the opportunity to get close and personal with the players are limited. Today, the Chiefs invited families from Snowball Express, an organization honoring families of soldiers who have been lost since 9/11 in Iraq and Afghanistan, for a day at camp.

"We did this so that a the families of our fallen warriors understand that they will be taken care of no matter what. Those that are in uniform also understand we will respect and honor their families no matter what," said Snowball Express volunteer, Fred Galvin.

More than two dozen families from Kansas and Missouri made it to camp, eager to see the Chiefs up close and personal.

"Oh my gosh! We get to like actually see the chiefs like play and everything. Like practice I'm like now that is just so cool. But I'm like wow," said 12-year-old Dayah Gisc.

Though kids like Gisc were hyped to be at camp, Galvin says the camp offers more than just an fun time.

"It's very important before they go back to school to have this morale boost for them as well as any other time there is an annual event that they participate in," said Galvin. "It's awesome. I mean I can't wait to go to school and be like I got this jersey signed by the Chiefs," added 11-year-old Lillian Anderson.

That excitement is something that the families will never forget.

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