Nov 29, 2019 7:13 PM

Chiefs vs. Raiders: Need to knows

Posted Nov 29, 2019 7:13 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs return to Arrowhead Stadium in Week 13 of the regular season for an AFC West matchup with the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Opening kickoff is slated for 3:25 p.m.


Fans can find important information and reminders regarding Sunday afternoon’s game below.


Chiefs Recognize American Indian Heritage Month

The Chiefs will celebrate American Indian Heritage Month in a variety of ways this Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium. The day’s events will commence with a ceremonial Blessing of the Four Directions, conducted by Fred Thomas, Vice Chairman of the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas, followed by a Drum Blessing by Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe member Cody Hall, coinciding with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s group performance of a ceremonial drum honor song.


Following the ceremonial blessings, our nation’s colors will be presented by the Kansas Native American Color Guard and singer/songwriter Tabitha Fair, native of the Chickasaw Nation, will perform Sunday afternoon’s national anthem.


Toys for Tots Collection

A partnership in its 54th year, the Kansas City Chiefs, along with local members of the Marine Corps Combat Logistics Regiment 4 and local representatives of the Marine Corps League, are hosting the annual Toys for Tots collection at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. Fans are encouraged to donate new and unwrapped toys for boys and girls up to the age of 15 as they enter the Arrowhead Stadium gates. United States Marines will also be accepting cash and check donations (made out to “Toys for Tots”) at these stadium collection points if fans prefer to make a monetary donation to support a local child in need this holiday season. To kick off the Toys for Tots drive, the Chiefs Red Coaters, with the help of DICK’S Sporting Goods, donated 70 youth bicycles to the collection. This drive is the longest of its kind between an NFL franchise and the Marine Corps.


Traffic Alert

Road Construction Surrounding Arrowhead Stadium

All fans are reminded that MoDOT has commenced a multi-year construction project on sections of I-435 and I-70. Please be advised that there will be detours on game day at the I-435 and I-70 Interchange for travelers on Southbound I-435 toward Arrowhead Stadium. Complete information regarding detours and construction plans can be found at modot.org/node/16145 and modot.org/i-435-and-i-70-interchange.

 

Parking Gates

Parking lot gates for Sunday afternoon’s game open at 10:30 a.m. Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and purchase passes in advance at chiefs.com/parking. Purchasing parking passes in advance is a more cost-effective method and can help expedite entry into the Arrowhead Stadium parking lots. Parking passes can be accessed via the Chiefs Mobile App on game day. Red Parking passes are $40 when pre-paid online at chiefs.com/parking and $60 cash only at the tollgates.

 

Stadium Gates

All Arrowhead Stadium gates will open at 1:30 p.m. for the 3:25 p.m. kickoff. Gates for guests with tickets to the CommunityAmerica Club Level will open at 1 p.m.


Ford Tailgate District

The Ford Tailgate District will continue to be present at all Chiefs home games throughout the 2019 season. Located in Lot M outside of the Founder’s Plaza on the north side of Arrowhead Stadium, the free Ford Tailgate District features drink specials, food trucks, tailgating games and live entertainment leading up to kickoff of all Chiefs home games. The Ford Tailgate District will open at 11 a.m. on Sunday in Lot M.


GEHA Drum Deck

New in 2019, the club has introduced an exciting new space to add to the Arrowhead Stadium gameday experience, the GEHA Drum Deck. Located below the west scoreboard in the upper level, the GEHA Drum Deck is a new, permanent site for two gameday traditions – the Drum Honoree and the Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader. Actor, comedian and Missouri native David Koechner will serve as this week’s Drum Honoree and Special Olympian Bradley Tanner from the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will be Sunday afternoon’s Tony DiPardo Spirit Leader.


Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat

To help celebrate the franchise’s 60th season, the Kansas City Chiefs introduced the Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat at Arrowhead Stadium. For each home game in the 2019 season, the club will select one honoree who embodies the spirit of Lamar Hunt and represents the four pillars of the Chiefs Mission: Win with Character, Unite our Community, Inspire our Fans and Honor Tradition. The two gold seats are located in Section 121 of the lower bowl, symbolically positioned under Lamar Hunt’s name in the team’s Ring of Honor.


This week’s Lamar Hunt Legacy Seat honoree is Jerry Tuckwin, United States Air Force and Vietnam War veteran. Following his service in the United States military, Tuckwin served as a coach and athletic department administrator, becoming a critical figure in the development of student-athletes navigating through their transition to college life. Tuckwin also continues to be an active figure in the operations of his tribal nation, the Prairie Band Potawatomi.


Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle

This week’s Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle beneficiary will be City Year Kansas City. City Year provides holistic support to students, classrooms and the whole school, helping ensure that students in under-resourced schools are prepared with the skills and mindsets to thrive and contribute to their communities. More information on City Year Kansas City can be found at cityyear.org/kansas-city. Chiefs President Mark Donovan will be making his way through the Arrowhead Stadium parking lots prior to kickoff on Sunday selling Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle tickets to benefit City Year.


For the first time, the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle will receive additional charitable support as Pat Cocherl and the Cocherl Family Foundation have committed to matching the total donation raised for City Year Kansas City, doubling the amount of money that the charity will receive from the HFF 50/50 Raffle. More information about the Cocherl Family Foundation can be found at cocherlfamilyfoundation.org.


Tickets are three for $5, 10 for $10 and 60 for $20. Fans who are not at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday can also participate in the Hunt Family Foundation 50/50 Raffle by visiting chiefs.com/fans/5050raffle. Online sales are currently live, but fans must be located in the state of Missouri at the time they purchase a ticket online. The winning ticket will be announced during the fourth quarter of the game and winners do not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets will remain on sale through the end of the third quarter. To help make purchasing raffle tickets at Arrowhead Stadium more accessible, a credit card option is now available at kiosks located inside the stadium. The winner has 30 days to redeem their ticket. The winning ticket will be announced in-stadium and at chiefs.com/fans/5050raffle.


Safety and Security

The NFL’s clear bag policy is in place for all Chiefs games. Fans can visit chiefs.com/stadium/clearbag or nfl.com/allclear for additional information on the clear bag policy and a complete list of permitted and prohibited items. If fans have any issues or need assistance, Fan Experience can be reached at (816) 920-4237 or by e-mail at [email protected]. Beginning four hours prior to kickoff, fans can text “CHIEFS” <space> YOUR LOCATION AND ISSUE to 69050 for assistance.


Tune In

Fans unable to attend Sunday’s game can tune in to KINA (910 AM and 107.5 FM) and 99KG (99.9 FM) as “Voice of the Chiefs” Mitch Holthus, former Chiefs LS Kendall Gammon and Chiefs Reporter BJ Kissel bring the action. The NFL on CBS crew of Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson will be on the call for Sunday afternoon’s national broadcast. ESPN Radio will also produce a national radio broadcast with the crew of Jason Benetti and Dusty Dvoracek, and Tico Sports will have a Spanish broadcast on La Mega 1160 AM and KPPZ 100.5 FM featuring Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso and Hannah Bassham. Chiefs Reporter BJ Kissel and former Chiefs LB Shawn Barber provide fans with last-minute Chiefs updates on Field Pass. Field Pass streams live on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and the Chiefs Mobile App approximately 45 minutes prior to kickoff of every Chiefs home and away game. After the game, fans can tune in to Chiefs Rewind on all Chiefs social channels to get live postgame reaction, exclusive interviews and live press conferences from outside of the Chiefs locker room.


Timeline for Sunday (All times listed below are CT)

10:30 a.m. — Parking Gates Open

11 a.m. — Ford Tailgate District Opens

1 p.m. — Club Level Gates Open

1:30 p.m. — All Stadium Gates Open

2:25 p.m. — Team Warm-Ups Begin

3:14 p.m. — Raiders Team Intro

3:15 p.m. — Chiefs Team Intro

3:19 p.m. — National Anthem

3:23 p.m. — Coin Toss

3:25 p.m. — Opening Kickoff

 

--CHIEFS--

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Nov 29, 2019 7:13 PM
Cloud County men fall in conference opener

GARDEN CITY – Despite overcoming a 10-point halftime deficit to lead by seven with 3:59 remaining, the Cloud County Community College men's basketball team would see 16 of the game's final 22 points scored by host Garden City Community College to fall by a final score of 88-85 inside of Conestoga Arena in Garden City on Wednesday.


Dropping their Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference opener, Cloud County is now 5-3 overall and 0-1 in the KJCCC while the Broncbusters improved to 7-3 overall and 1-0 following a victory in their conference opener.


After a layup to open the game from sophomore Iyen Enaruna, Cloud County would go 4:24 before their basket while seeing Garden City score the next 11 points to take an 11-2 lead. Enaruna would connect on a three to break the scoring drought as the long range shot would be working in the early going for the T-Birds. GCCC's lead would stand at nine at 20-11 with 11:20 remaining before Michael Ozomah would pull Cloud County back within six at 20-14 following a made triple.


Sami Sanad would close the gap for CCCC to a single point at 23-22 following a layup with 8:39 remaining as Chad Vincent-Simon would give Cloud County the lead once again 21 seconds later. The next two minutes of action would feature five lead changes as Garden City would see Tahlik Chavez hit four threes on four consecutive possessions to give the Broncbusters a 37-31 lead heading into the final five minutes of the first half. Cloud County would be unable to cut into the lead down the stretch as Garden City would grab a 44-34 halftime lead over the T-Birds.


Three straight triples on their first three possessions of the second half would allow Cloud County to pull within three at 46-43 1:18 into the period before seeing GCCC use a 6-2 run to go up 52-45 two minutes later. A 7-1 T-Bird run pulled CCCC within one at 53-52 before tying things up at 54-54 at the 13:25 mark following a pair of Denzel Ndongosi free throws. Ozomah would give Cloud County the lead at 60-59 at the midway point of the second half with the lead growing to five at 68-63 with 7:38 remaining.


Over the course of the next four minutes, Cloud County would add to their lead and go up 79-72 following a DJ Sims made three and would threaten to pull away heading into the final stretch of the game. A made Jay Lewis layup with 3:25 remaining put the score at 81-73 in favor of the T-Birds before seeing an 8-0 run by Garden City tie things at 81-81 with 1:48 left in the game. Lewis would give Cloud County the lead one last time with a layup on the ensuing possession before seeing GCCC get a free throw and made three on their next two possessions to go up 85-83 with 49 seconds left. Ndongosi would work his way in the paint for a bucket to tie the game at 85-85 with 32 seconds remaining, but an aggressive pace by the Broncbusters would put Chavez on the line where he would hit on a pair of free throws and add another free throw following an empty possession from the T-Birds to go up 88-85 with three seconds remaining. The T-Birds would get one final chance to tie the game but would never be able to get a shot off as a turnover would end the game.


Cloud County would hit on 47 percent (31-of-66) of their shots while also going 11-for-22 (50 percent) from beyond the arc and 12-of-16 (75 percent) from the free throw line. Garden City would make a living at the charity stripe, going to the line 39 times and hitting on 24 (61.5 percent) while also holding a slim 40-39 advantage in rebounds.


Leading the T-Birds would be 22 points and three assists from Lewis while Enaruna would add 16 points and 13 rebounds in 25 minutes of work. Ndongosi would score 11 off the bench while Chad Vincent-Simon would score 10 points and assist on two buckets for CCCC.


What's Next?

Returning home for the first time in four games, Cloud County will host Seward County Community College for an 8 p.m. contest on Saturday. The Saints are 5-2 overall and 0-1 in the KJCCC following a 71-67 home defeat to Butler Community College on Tuesday night in Liberal.


--cloudtbirds.com--