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Meet the hardworking relatives behind Big Slick Celebrity Weekend

When the Hollywood boys arrive this week to host Big Slick Celebrity Weekend, it's not as if they'll just waltz in after all the detailed groundwork has been laid.

OK, yes. It's a lot like that. By design.

Kansas City originals Jason Sudeikis, Paul Rudd, Rob Riggle, Eric Stonestreet and David Koechner are, of course, in the loop about plans for the annual fundraiser they host for Children's Mercy Hospital. It will be Friday and Saturday.

But it's a local "brain trust" that drives Big Slick, now in its sixth year. And - how very KC - the clutch of unpaid leaders is largely KC area family, including parents, siblings and in-laws of the five celebrity hosts.

"Over the years each person has taken on a responsibility, and everyone goes full tilt," says Kathy Sudeikis, Jason's mother.

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