Community Finalizes Chiefs Camp Plans

Community Finalizes Chiefs Camp Plans

Missouri Western State University isn't the only one finishing preparations for Chiefs Camp.
Missouri Western State University isn't the only one finishing preparations for Chiefs Camp.

Many businesses and organizations are working to finalize their plans for the Chiefs' arrival.

At the St. Joseph Visitor's Bureau, they've been active with social media and work on their advertising campaign. They're hoping to bring in Chiefs fans from all over through many outlets, including online advertising.

"St. Joseph is notoriously a large Chiefs fan base so we think getting the word out definitely on the national sports channels and the regional sports channels will promote St. Joe in a positive light, and hopefully encourage some people who may not have visited here before to come up," says Beth Conway, of the St. Joseph Visitor's Bureau.

The St. Joseph Metro Chamber has assisted the university, using their contacts to help organize the community tent, where area businesses can showcase their products and services. The Chamber, along with Western and other partners are also planning a "Red Rally" to kick off the camp.

"We're going to have a band, the Phil Vandel band will be playing country music. There will be a balloon artist, food, drinks, lots of red and white, and Chiefs spirit to get everyone pumped for the first day of camp," says Kristi Rasmussen, of the St. Joseph Metro Chamber.

Chiefs fans can't wait for it all to start.

"Yeah I'm gonna try to get out there at that training camp when they start up out there, because I'm a die-hard Chiefs fan, I mean it's my favorite team. It's been since I was a kid," says Michael Ball, a Chiefs fan.

The Chamber says the "Red Rally" will start at 1:30 p.m. Friday, two hours before practice starts at the camp's entrance.
Hy Vee is also giving free hot dogs and soda to the first five hundred people.

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