Former Kansas City Chiefs fullback Kimble Anders will be in Joplin Friday to participate in the a celebrity golf tournament sponsored by the Joplin Bright Futures Initiative. From the news release:
The Joplin Schools Bright Futures Initiative is pleased to welcome former Kansas City Chiefs fullback Kimble Anders to Joplin. Anders will arrive on Thursday, October 28, with plans to take part in the first Bright Futures Celebrity Golf Tournament on Friday, October 29, at the Eagle Creek Golf Club, 2742 Ben Pell Drive. On Saturday, October 30, Anders will visit with kids taking part in the Joplin Youth Football Superbowl at Junge Field, 800 Junge Blvd., before leaving the area.The Bright Futures Golf Tournament is a fundraiser that will feature Anders, who had a distinguished 10-year NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs that included three Pro Bowl appearances. Determined to give back, Anders founded the Running Back, Giving Back Foundation in 2000, to benefit Kansas City's urban youth by providing programs and opportunities that support all aspects of positive personal growth and well being. True to his actions on the gridiron and a disciplined approach to life, Anders relied upon like strategies when he established the Foundation. Taking part in the Bright Futures Golf Tournament is a way that Anders can support the Bright Futures initiative and the work they do in the Joplin area.The Golf Tournament is sponsored in part by Southwest Missouri Bank, Sportsman’s Park, and Roper Kia, and Dr. CJ Huff, Superintendent of Joplin Schools, has been excited by the support the event has been receiving. “I am excited to be a part of bringing this event, and Kimble Anders to the Joplin community. This is one of many steps towards a brighter future for the youth in our area,” he said.