BENEFITING: Hope Haven of Cass County
As proud supporters of our local NFL team, the Kansas City Chiefs, we will be raffling off an autographed picture of Warpaint, the Chief's horse and his rider, Susie. For every $5 donation, you will receive 6 raffle tickets. The larger the amount, the more tickets to win ($20 = 24 tickets, $50 = 60 tickets, etc.). The drawing will be held on October 15th and the winner will be announced on Hope Haven's Facebook page. Warpaint is a mascot paint and pinto horse for the Kansas City Chiefs National Football League team, currently in its third incarnation. The horse is associated with the Chiefs' glory days at Municipal Stadium when the team won two American Football League championships, and the horse led the team's victory parade after their win in Super Bowl IV. After the original Warpaint's retirement in 1989, the team used K.C. Wolf as their lone mascot from 1989 to 2009. In keeping with the celebration of the AFL's 50th anniversary, the Chiefs decided to bring back the tradition of Warpaint for the 2009 season, introducing the new horse at the team's home-opener against the Oakland Raiders. On September 20, 2009, a new Warpaint was unveiled at the Chiefs' home opener against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. The horse is ridden by Susie, a Chiefs cheerleader, in contrast to the original headdress-clad rider in its first incarnation. Due to a positive response from fans at the first appearance, Warpaint and Susie now appear at all home games, including at pregame events. Susie is also a fan favorite at Hope Haven, providing services for our residents.