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When “Going Big” Means “Going Home”

by Angela Orr | Oct 27, 2017
The below excerpt and images are from the 2017-2018 edition of KC Options. Read on Issuu.

We’ve all heard the phrase “go big or go home,” but for Hollywood celebs Paul Rudd, Eric Stonestreet, Rob Riggle, Jason Sudekis and David Koechner, they “go big” by coming home to Kansas City. While these guys are usually all about getting a laugh, they are serious about giving back to their hometown.

What started out with old high school buds Rudd and Sudekis getting a few friends together for a hometown poker tournament, Big Slick KC is now an annual weekend-long KC takeover that raises millions of dollars for the regional children’s hospital, Children’s Mercy.

This idea of “going big” by “going home” is not new to our city. We have a long legacy of individuals who choose to give back to our hometown. In this issue of KC Options, you’ll see that our region incorporates giving back into everything we do – it’s a part of conducting business, building our community and a large part of what defines the people who call Kansas City home.

You’ll get a glimpse into the lives of individuals who work at some of Kansas City’s most innovative companies and learn what inspires them to give back to the community. They’ll even share favorite local hotspots, restaurants and family-friendly things to do.

From the music scene to life beyond barbecue, KC Options will help you navigate Kansas City like a local; we’ve even included a map to make sure you know how to get where you’re headed.

Once you’ve had a chance to explore KC, we know you’ll be as excited about our home as we are. We hope you “go big” and choose to call Kansas City home, too.

Jessica Nelson Palm 
Editor-in-Chief, KC Options 

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