Star Power: Musician Sheryl Crow has provided support for the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend in Kansas City which is a fundraiser for the local children’s Mercy Cancer Center

Sheryl Crow and Paul Rudd help raise money at Big Slick Celebrity Weekend in Kansas City – Daily Mail

The Big Slick Celebrity Weekend in Kansas City, Missouri, kicked off on Friday in person, for the first time since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event is a fundraiser for the local Children’s Mercy Cancer Center and is hosted this year by four actors who grew up in the Kansas City area: Eric Stonestreet, Paul Rudd, Rob Riggle and David Koechner, according to Kansas City star.

They were joined by some 30 famous guests, including musician Sheryl Crow, actors Adam Scott, James Van Der Beek, Ginger Gonzaga, Heidi Gardner, Richard Kind, Kat McNamara, Anthony Hill, Seth Herzog, as well as YouTuber Sean Evans, sports commentator Joe Tessitore and WWE wrestler Baron Corbin, among others.

Star Power: Musician Sheryl Crow has provided support for the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend in Kansas City which is a fundraiser for the local children’s Mercy Cancer Center

Star Power: Musician Sheryl Crow has provided support for the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend in Kansas City which is a fundraiser for the local children’s Mercy Cancer Center

Fundraising for Celebrities: Paul Rudd was among four co-hosts who grew up in the Kansas City area, including actors Eric Stonestreet, Rob Riggle and David Koechner;  Rudd is pictured with YouTuber Sean Evans, who is the co-creator of the Hot Ones series

Fundraising for Celebrities: Paul Rudd was among four co-hosts who grew up in the Kansas City area, including actors Eric Stonestreet, Rob Riggle and David Koechner; Rudd is pictured with YouTuber Sean Evans, who is the co-creator of the Hot Ones series

Like last year, the weekend full of fun includes a range of fun events, including live music, comedy, magic, live auctions and a softball game on Friday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.

With all the celebrities hanging out around the weekend, some of them, like Crow, participated in meetings and greetings and VIP experiences to help raise money.

The event rounded off the Big Slick Party and Show at the T-Mobile Center which brings comedians, television personalities and musicians to the stage.

Regular co-host Jason Sudeikis had to cancel just days before the start due to a change in the filming schedule of his Emmy-winning TV series Ted Lasso in London, organizers announced on Tuesday.

Fun: As co-hosts, David Koechner, Eric Stonestreet, Rudd and Rob Riggle worked in a lot of fundraising comedy

Fun: As co-hosts, David Koechner, Eric Stonestreet, Rudd and Rob Riggle worked in a lot of fundraising comedy

Auction time: For the right price a fan could follow Adam Scott to the premiere of the second season and the after party for his series Severance

Auction time: For the right price a fan could follow Adam Scott to the premiere of the second season and the after party for his series Severance

Work on it: Scott used his gift for a gab to help sell his severance package to an audience

Work on it: Scott used his gift for a gab to help sell his severance package to an audience

If that makes you happy: Crow was one of the celebrities who was available for meetings and greetings

If that makes you happy: Crow was one of the celebrities who was available for meetings and greetings

The Big Slick fundraising event was founded in 2010 when Riggle invited fellow Shawnee Mission graduates Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis with some fundraising ideas for Children’s Mercy, which included holding a poker tournament.

Everyone agreed, and then with just over a few months of planning, they invited their family and friends to help them give them support.

Some of those friends were celebrities like Will Ferrell, Bobby Cannavale, George Wendt and SNL Alum Will Forte, who eventually helped raise more than $ 120,000 at the time.

Spice things up: Rudd shared some Hot Ones stories with co-creator and host Sean Evans

Spice things up: Rudd shared some Hot Ones stories with co-creator and host Sean Evans

Enough laughter: Saturday night comedian Heidi Gardner entered part of the event at a live auction

Enough laughter: Saturday night comedian Heidi Gardner entered part of the event at a live auction

Support: Actor James Van Der Beek was also on hand to add stellar power

Support: Actor James Van Der Beek was also on hand to add stellar power

Funnyman: Comedian Seth Herzog plays actors Anthony Hill and Kat McNamara

Funnyman: Comedian Seth Herzog plays actors Anthony Hill and Kat McNamara

Since its inception, the Big Slick event has raised more than $ 13 million for the Children’s Cancer Center through sponsorships, a live auction, and various online fundraising campaigns.

According to his Big Slick website,, ‘Child’s grace is a leading independent children’s health organization dedicated to holistic care, translational research, caregiver education and revolutionary innovations to create a world of well-being for all children. ‘

Founded in 1897, the facility provides the highest level of care for children from birth to age 21, and has been repeatedly ranked by US News & World Report as one of ‘America’s Best Children’s Hospitals’.

Actor Richard Kind found himself struggling to eat spicy wings during one of the fun events along with comedian Brian Quinn, who offered to help

Actor Richard Kind found himself struggling to eat spicy wings during one of the fun events along with comedian Brian Quinn, who offered to help

All in the name of fundraising: Quinn and Rudd enjoyed a few laughs as Kind drank a drink to alleviate a spicy burn in his throat after playing the Hot Ones concept

All in the name of fundraising: Quinn and Rudd enjoyed a few laughs as Kind drank a drink to alleviate a spicy burn in his throat after playing the Hot Ones concept

Since its inception in 2010, the Big Slick event has raised more than $ 13 million for the Mercy Children’s Cancer Center through sponsorships, a live auction, and various online fundraising campaigns;  Stonestreet and Rudd are pictured accepting a $ 150,000 donation

Since its inception in 2010, the Big Slick event has raised more than $ 13 million for the Mercy Children’s Cancer Center through sponsorships, a live auction, and various online fundraising campaigns; Stonestreet and Rudd are pictured accepting a $ 150,000 donation

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