Hometown celebrities descended on Children’s Mercy hospital Friday morning to spread the word about their Big Slick Celebrity Weekend fundraiser and spread a little love among the patients and families there. “Real happiness comes from being able to do something that doesn’t benefit yourself,” said Paul Rudd, who with fellow actors and Big Slick hosts Rob Riggle, Eric Stonestreet and David Koechner gave a news conference at the hospital before a meet-and-greet session with patients.
Last year, Big Slick Celebrity Weekend raised a record $1.3 million to benefit the Cancer Center at Children’s Mercy. This year brought in an even bigger haul: $1.75 million, said organizers at the extravaganza’s star-studded final event Saturday night at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland.
It was only the top of the third inning but the players had had enough. “Roseanne” alum Sarah Chalke was rounding third on a hit by “Saturday Night Live” alum Will Forte when the players on both teams cleared the benches and began brawling. Just as they did last year. It was a typical raucous time for the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend softball game at Kauffman Stadium Friday afternoon, the big public event for the fundraiser benefitting the Cancer Center at Children’s Mercy hospital.
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