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The (Big Slick) Boys Are Back In Town

Kansas City natives - Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis - to host Big Slick July 19-20

Kansas City, Mo. - June 3, 2013 - Tickets are now available for the fourth annual Big Slick Celebrity Poker Tournament and Party, hosted in Kansas City by local celebrities, Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis. Get your tickets now at www.bigslickkc.org.

The weekend of laughs with Kansas City's own funnymen starts July 19 and includes three Big Slick celebrity events: the Wiffle Ball Game, the Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament and the Party & Auction. All proceeds from the weekend's Poker Tournament and Party & Auction will support the Children's Mercy Hospital Cancer Center, whose mission is to help improve the physical and emotional well-being of children with cancer and their families.

The Celebrity Wiffle Ball Game takes place at the Little K at Kauffman Stadium starting at 5:30 p.m., prior to the Kansas City Royals playing the Detroit Tigers on July 19. Anyone holding a game ticket for the Royals-Tigers match-up may attend the wiffle ball game. Royals tickets are available at www.royals.com.

The Big Slick Celebrity Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament, presented by Harrah's North Kansas City and The Caesars Foundation, will be held at Harrah's Kansas City on the morning of July 20. A seat to participate in the Poker Tournament is $500.

The Big Slick Celebrity Party & Auction, presented by Liberty Fruit Company Golf Tournament, is the main event of the weekend, featuring music, comedy and one-of-a-kind auction items. Hosted at the Midland Theatre on July 20, tickets range from $75 to $1,000. There are a limited number of individual VIP Party passes for $1,000. All tickets are available now at www.bigslickkc.org.  

Sponsorship opportunities remain for the weekend's events. Sponsorships start at $5,000 and include passes to the VIP Party with hosts, Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis. Please visit www.bigslickkc.org  for more information.

About Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, located in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the nation's top pediatric medical centers. The 354-bed hospital provides care for children from birth through the age of 21, and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals." For the third time in a row, Children's Mercy has achieved Magnet nursing designation, awarded to fewer than seven percent of all hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. Its faculty of 600 pediatricians and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. For more information about Children's Mercy and its research, visit childrensmercy.org or download our mobile phone app CMH4YOU for all phone types. For breaking news and videos, follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.