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Big Slick Celebrity Weekend 2019 raises a record $2.5 million for Children's Mercy

Big Slick 2019 at Children's Mercy
From The Kansas City Star /  by Sharon Hoffmann and Kathy Lu

The 10th annual Big Slick Celebrity Weekend for Children's Mercy set another record Saturday night — $2.5 million — bringing the total raised to over $10 million since the fundraiser began.

“This is the biggest we’ve ever gone in Big Slick history,” co-host Rob Riggle said at the end of the evening’s auction, held at the Sprint Center for the first time, as confetti rained down from above. Organizers say 4,900 fans bought tickets for the show, about four times the audience from previous years at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland.

The larger venue for the event meant organizers wanted to add more entertainment between the bidding. That included performances by Blue Springs native David Cook and his fellow “American Idol” alum Chris Daughtry, musician Lucas Novick, who was treated as a child at the Children’s Mercy Cancer Center, plus comedy sets and magic.

Read the full story via The Kansas City Star.

Once again this year, Al Roker visited Big Slick.

See his story on TODAY.