Volunteers Help Chiefs Camp Happen

By Megan Rice | mrice@kolr10.com

Published 07/28 2014 05:08PM

Updated 07/28 2014 06:37PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo--There is a lot of hard work and sweat that goes in to Chiefs training camp every year, but it's not just from the players. For four weeks of training camp the new kids on this college campus are bigger than the average freshman, actually much bigger.

"It's funny to see them down campus just walking to the cafeteria. It kind of startles you. Seeing them in their golf carts traveling around in their really nice cars changes the dynamic on a college campus just a little bit," said Regan Dodd.

And making sure the chiefs are receiving a proper welcoming are the off the field stars.

"Right now we have 28 interns that are volunteering. They actually have to pay for college credit but they are volunteering their time and efforts for four weeks to be here and do what ever the Chiefs need, said Dodd.

Including the Chiefs fans.

"Working with the kids a lot. Making sure everybody is safe, everybody's hydrated," said Nick Helm.

"We are going to do the Kid Zone, which is for younger kids. Then there is the Fanzone, which is for the older kids, also known as the young at heart adults. Then we are also going to be doing VIP just entertainment," shad Ryan Ingalls.

The volunteers come from all over to help prep Chiefs camps like Ryan Ingalls who is here all the way from Nashville, Tennessee.

"I came to the Chiefs based on their willingness to accept me. It's very hard to make it into this league. When you get an opportunity you go, everybody knows that," said Ingalls.

While the volunteers bare the heat for zero pay what they get in return is more valuable.

"I'm a big Chiefs fan, to put it bluntly. I mean I've been doing this for three years now," said Helm.

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