K.ansas City is the “secret sauce” for Thundergong recipes. and Big Slick, according to Jason Sudeikis, organizer of the two high-profile events.
The Overland Park native and ‘Ted Lasso’ star held his annual promotion in Kansas City on Friday Thundergon! Fundraiser for the Steps of Faith Foundation — Saturday at the Uptown Theater.
Sudeikis, who alluded to Thungergong references in the upcoming season of “Ted Lasso,” said it wouldn’t be difficult to have special guests at these local events.
“It’s one of the perks and secret sauces of both Thundergon! and Big Slick,” he explained. “It’s right in the middle of the country. It’s a great city. People know it for its culture as much as it does for its sports teams. Cute.”
We have a special guest at Thunder Gong this weekend! — the first live version of the show since 2019 — with actors Will Forte, Fred Armisen, Brendan Hunt, Sam Richardson, musicians Wynonna, Cactus Moser, Justin and Dan Hawkins (The Darkness, Hembley, Summer Breeze, Jason Burns) Appearance.
The Benefits of Fundraising — Musical Nights Started in 2017 walk of faith Its mission is to help uninsured and underinsured amputees get the prostheses they need, to restore mobility and restore potential.
The Foundation’s Executive Director, Billy Brimblcombe, himself an amputee, has been a friend of Sudeikis since he was a teenager.
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“They’re not a vanity project,” Sudeikis explained as to why returning home was a priority for Thundergong. Big Slick is a summer baseball event. “I’m so happy to be here and live my rock star fantasy with Billy, house band Summer Breeze, and all the guests in the best karaoke situations I’ve ever had. That’s me.” That is why we arrive at it.”
Events like Thundergon! influence, he emphasized.
“I love when Billy is enthusiastic and talks about power and greed and bureaucracy,” Sudeikis said. “Because you can live your life like that, you can fabricate like that, and you can’t pay attention to these people who are being affected by your choices.” It hurts to hear people cry.…But at the end of the day, like I said, it’s important to take the time to help these people while you have the opportunity. It’s important and that’s the example I want to set for my children.”
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2021, Thundergon! For the foundation he raised nearly $400,000, bringing the total to $1.3 million over six years, providing 845 prostheses.
“500 people lose limbs every day. This looks like I made it up, but it’s not. Only in the US,” said Brimblecom. “That’s why we’re here. It’s been a lot of fun raising a lot of money so that people can walk again, use all four limbs to move, and get their lives back.”
The cheapest prosthesis, he pointed out, is $5,000.
“Ridiculous,” added Brimblecom. “My job doesn’t have to exist to run a charity that provides prosthetic limbs to people who have lost them. increase.”
Sudeikis joked that he plans to continue fundraising until the amusement park and action figures are complete.
“Thundergon! Sounds like a roller coaster,” added Brimblecom. “It’s a safe and thrilling ride that doesn’t hurt your neck.”
People who want to donate to Steps of Faith can text “STEPS” and 44321.