Kansas City Star: Ted Lasso, Ant-Man, KU basketball and love propel Big Slick to set another record
By Lisa Gutierrez & Sharon Hoffman
After two years of virtual fundraising, Big Slick Celebrity Weekend roared back, raising a record $3.5 million for the Cancer Center at Children’s Mercy hospital.
“We’re back,” co-host Paul Rudd greeted an enthusiastic crowd inside the T-Mobile Center Saturday night.
Boy, were they.
More than 30 celebrities, several with Missouri and Kansas ties, joined Rudd and his fellow hometown hosts — Eric Stonestreet, Rob Riggle and David Koechner — for the annual event.
After a Friday night softball game at Kauffman Stadium and Saturday’s variety show and auction, Big Slick raised more money than any time in its 13-year history.
“Hats off to you, Kansas City. You made this happen,” Riggle said in announcing the fundraising total, repeating it several times for emphasis — $3,523,637.
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