For the Chiefs January 20, 2019, playoff game against the New England Patriots, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Deborah Wiebrecht, Executive Director of Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Wiebrecht received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first pass to Chiefs Ambassador Christian Okoye before touring the Chiefs broadcast booth and enjoying the game.
“It’s our pleasure to honor Deborah Wiebrecht as a Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion,” said Christina Lively, Blue KC’s Department Vice President of Marketing and Communications. “Her commitment to making Kansas City more inclusive for children with special needs is making a positive difference for so many families in our community.”
Since 1934, Variety KC has worked on behalf of children with developmental disabilities, providing them with mobility and communication devices as well as opportunities for inclusion. And for the past decade, Wiebrecht has led the charge as executive director, championing the organization’s belief that all kids should “be active, be social and belong.”