Get your 2021 Chiefs Kingdom flags at Kansas City area McDonalds this Friday
As a continuation of the annual Red Friday tradition, the Kansas City Chiefs are partnering with McDonald’s this week to celebrate the return of football. 2021 Chiefs Kingdom flags will be offered at local McDonald’s and other businesses for the eighth season, with proceeds benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City.
The flags are available for a minimum $5.00 donation at numerous locations, including Kansas City area Hy-Vee locations and select street corners and public locations in the metro area. As a result of their popularity, the Chiefs have also started selling flags in Topeka, Kansas, and Springfield, Missouri benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Kansas and the Ozarks respectively. For those unable to make it to the city of fountains, or other distribution points in the area, flags can be found on the Chiefs’ official website for $10.00.
They revealed the limited edition flags on social media, with Mitch Holthus, renowned voice of the Chiefs’ radio broadcast, showing them off.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) September 6, 2021
Sales of the flags last season resulted in over one million dollars raised for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City according to an official release from the team. The charity’s mission statement is “To reduce the burden of childhood illness on children and their families” according to their official website, and the not-for-profit has benefitted greatly from their partnership with the Chiefs over the years.
Red lighting will start appearing around the Kansas City metro area this week ahead of Red Friday, culminating with the home opener against Cleveland this weekend. This Chiefs’ tradition was started by team founder Lamar Hunt and the team’s Red Coaters, with 2021 marking the 30th season from which Chiefs-themed items around the city raise money for local charities. In its history, Red Friday has raised more than $3.3 million through sales of newspapers, magazines, and flags, with record-breaking results last season.