Chiefs L’Jarius Sneed teams up with Zarda Bar-B-Q to benefit local kids
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Chiefs participant is teaming up once more with a well known KC BBQ spot to give again to local kids.
“The KC Takeaway,” a large BBQ sandwich created by L’Jarius Sneed and Zarda Bar-B-Q, is again with a part of the proceeds going to Large Brothers Large Sisters (BBBS).
“How can we take the toy division of life — Chiefs soccer and KC barbecue — and are available out of right here with one thing that’s going to benefit kids?” mentioned Zarda Bar-B-Q COO Terry Hyer. “So we created a sandwich with L’Jarius. He mentioned, ‘The one factor I’ve gotta have,’ is burnt ends.”
The sandwich contains burnt ends piled excessive with pulled pork, pepper jack cheese and extra.
You should buy “The KC Takeaway” at Zarda’s Bar-B-Q areas, Hy-Vee Market Grills and Wahlburgers all season. Final yr, funds raised from the sandwich topped $17,000. BBBS says cash like that may assist match 11 kids with “Bigs”. The group says proper now, 200 Kansas Metropolis kids are on the ready listing.
I acquired to hang around with Chris Moore and Shane Gifford, who had been paired via Large Brothers Large Sisters virtually 5 years in the past and so they advised me why they needed to be a part of this system.
“I used to be initially signed up as a result of my dad handed away from most cancers once I was 9. So, I used to be discovering myself in quite a lot of locations the place I simply wanted one other grownup mentor in my life,” mentioned Shane. He was in center faculty when BBBS matched him with Moore.
“So, my mother handed from mind most cancers on the identical age, and so I simply thought how superior it could have been if I had a program like Large Brothers Large Sisters,” Moore mentioned.
The pair have had enjoyable, huge moments via this system through the years, like getting to be on stage throughout this yr’s NFL Draft in Kansas Metropolis. However, Shane says what actually makes the distinction to him are all of the moments which have added up through the years.
“It’s actually the little issues, like a number of the issues I used to be lacking in my life. I needed somebody to play catch with and shoot baskets with or assist me with math homework, or little issues like that,” Shane mentioned.
“I advised him as soon as that I shall be round for so long as they’ll have me and I intend to maintain that,” mentioned Moore.
Large Brothers Large Sisters Kansas Metropolis mentioned that is the third season Sneed has labored with them. You will discover extra methods to participate in his ‘Flip the Nook’ marketing campaign at TurnTheCornerKC.org, the place donations can earn you prizes, too.