For the Chiefs October 21, 2018, game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Cameron Black, a project lead at Alphapointe and author of “The Blind Quarterback” blog, as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Black received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first pass to Trent Bryant before touring the Chiefs broadcast booth and enjoying the game.
“Being recognized as a Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion is a dream come true,” said Black. “I keep telling people that when I thought of attending my first Chiefs game, I always thought I would be in the stands, not on the field throwing the first pass. It is a huge opportunity and something I will never forget.”
Blind since birth, Black paid little attention to televised football until he and his wife, Katherine, relocated to Kansas City. Concerned about making friends in his new city, Black began to learn about football—specifically the Chiefs—as a way of connecting with his local community and others at his new workplace: Kansas City-based organization Alphapointe, the largest employer of people who are blind and the region’s leading provider of vision rehabilitation, education and advocacy to anyone experiencing vision loss.