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Chiefs fans take preseason tailgating to the max

Video Credit: 41 Action News - Duration: 01:50s - Published
Chiefs fans take preseason tailgating to the max

Chiefs fans take preseason tailgating to the max

Dozens of children got to attend the Chiefs game thanks to season ticket holders and a man called the X Factor.

WRAPPED UP THEIRPRESEASON GAMEAGAINST THE SANFRANCISCO 49RS --THEY LOST -- 27 TO 17.THE MAIN EVENT FORSOME FAMILIES -- WAS INTHE PARKING LOT BEFORETHE GAME.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER MCKENZIENELSON EXPLAINS.TY 'X-FACTOR' ROWTON - CHIEFSFAN"These kids so deserve thisday."YOU'VE PROBABLY SEENTHIS GUY -- TY ROWTON --ALSO KNOWN AS THE 'X-FACTOR' AT CHIEFSGAMES.ROWT"It stands for weather,elements, players, coaching,injuires, all that, I representthe greatest x-factor in thewhole wide world, all 80,000screaming Chiefs fans in thereand the millions around theworld."TONIGHT -- HE WAS JOINEDBY DOZENS OF CHIEFSFANS AT A SPECIALTAILGATE.KELLIE MANLEY -"This is the only time we cometo a game."KELLIE MANLEY'SDAUGHTER ADA IS ONE OFTHE X-FACTOR'S 'ANGELS.'ROWTON"I call them God's greatestgift, they're living angels,they're battling disibilities,cancer, so many illnesses andstuff, but man these kids shownothing but love."THEIR GAME-DAYTRADITION STARTED WITHROWTON'S DAUGHTERJENNA.ROWTON"This started 8 years ago.

Mdaughter has a rare conditionarthrogryposis where shedidn't have water in the womb,so her arms and legs didn'tdevelop, she's in awheelchair, most amazing girlever."EACH SEASON -- JENNAWANTED TO CHEER ONTHE CHIEFS ATARROWHEAD WITH HERFRIENDS.SO HER DAD -- MADE ITHAPPEN --GETTING SEASON TICKETHOLDERS TO DONATETICKETS THEY WEREN'TGOING TO USE.ROWTON"Those guys don't fly in for apreaseason game, it cost toomuch, so they can't get rid oftheir tickets so they donatethem to me and their parking."WHETHER IT WAS TOSSINGTHE BALL AROUND --OR PAINTING CHIEFS SIGNSFOR THE GAME --FRIENDS AND FAMILY ATTHE TAILGATE SAY IT'S ADAY THEIR KIDS WON'TFORGET.MANL"She loves getting away forthe day and having a blast andputting all of her pain andeverything behind her."AT ARROWHEAD STADIUM,MCKENZIE NELSON, 41ACTION NEWS.REMEMBER -- MO




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