Neighborhood Park Playground Public Meeting Announcement

Benson Lions, Bemis, Spring Lake & Yale Parks
 

(OMAHA, NE – September 18, 2015) – The Omaha Parks, Recreation and Public Property Department will host a public meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. to gather input on parks and playground improvements for Benson Lions, Bemis, Spring Lake and Yale Parks. The meeting will be held at A.V. Sorensen Community Center, located at 4808 Cass Street.

If unable to attend, information about the public meeting and the opportunity to provide additional input will be available online at parks.cityofomaha.org after Friday, October 2, 2015.

 

Public Input Meeting
Benson Lions, Bemis, Spring Lake & Yale Parks
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
6:30 p.m.
A.V. Sorenson Community Center
4808 Cass Street, Omaha, NE

CHIEFS TO HOST RED THURSDAY CELEBRATION IN OMAHA

WHAT:       
In an effort to expand the excitement of Red Thursday throughout Chiefs Kingdom in 2015, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that they will take the Red Thursday celebration on the road to Omaha, Nebraska. This marks the first time the team will specifically target fans from another market within the Kingdom during the annual season kickoff event. Thanks to Coca-Cola, Hy-Vee, the City of Omaha and the Chiefs Red Coaters, a number of events are planned for the week of Red Thursday.

WHEN:      
Monday, September 14, 1 - 2 p.m.
Chiefs President Mark Donovan will join Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and Brook Bench, Director of the City of Omaha Parks, Recreation and Public Property, for a Red Thursday – Omaha Mayoral Proclamation and press conference kicking off the week-long celebration leading up to the first home game of the season.

Miller Park
2707 Redick Avenue (Enter Miller Park from 30th & Redick Ave.)
Omaha, NE 68112

Wednesday, September 16, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
A special celebration honoring former University of Nebraska and Kansas City Chiefs guard Will Shields’ induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will take place on Wednesday evening, serving as the marquee event before flag sales kick off on Red Thursday morning. KOIL’s Bob Bruce and former Chiefs long snapper and current Chiefs Radio Network sideline reporter Kendall Gammon will be going live from DJ’s Dugout during the event.

DJ’s Dugout
1003 Capitol Avenue
Omaha, NE 68102

Thursday, September 17, 5:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
In alignment with the Red Thursday celebration in Kansas City, “This is Chiefs Kingdom” flags will be sold at more than 30 locations, including Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area Hy-Vee stores, Hy-Vee Gas locations and City of Omaha Community Centers. A minimum donation of $5 is encouraged for fans wishing to obtain the official 2015 edition “This is Chiefs Kingdom” flag. Net proceeds from the sale of those flags will benefit the Omaha Parks Foundation, which has earmarked these funds for a project at Miller Park to honor fallen Omaha Police officer Kerrie Orozco.

For more information visit: KCChiefs.com/RedThursday

CHIEFS TO EXPAND RED THURSDAY THROUGHOUT THE KINGDOM; TEAM TAKING CELEBRATION TO OMAHA IN 2015

On Monday, July 27, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that for the first time in the 24-year history of the event, the tradition of Red Friday will become Red Thursday on September 17, in conjunction with the team’s 2015 home opener against the Denver Broncos on CBS’s Thursday Night Football.

In an additional effort to expand the excitement of Red Thursday throughout the Chiefs Kingdom in 2015, the club announced today that it will take the Red Thursday celebration on the road to Omaha, Nebraska. This marks the first time the team will specifically target fans from another market within the Kingdom during the annual season kickoff.

“We are thrilled to be taking the excitement and tradition of our Red Thursday celebration to Omaha this year,” Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. “We have outstanding partners in Coca-Cola and Hy-Vee, as well as the cooperation of the Mayor and City of Omaha who are helping activate and expand this program.”

Thanks to Coca-Cola, Hy-Vee, the City of Omaha and the Chiefs Red Coaters, a number of events are planned for the week of Red Thursday. On Monday, September 14, Donovan will join Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert for a Red Thursday – Omaha Mayoral Proclamation and press conference kicking off the week-long celebration leading up to the first home game of the season. In addition, a special celebration honoring former University of Nebraska and Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Will Shields’ induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will take place on Wednesday afternoon/evening, serving as the marquee event before flag sales kick off on Red Thursday morning.

In alignment with the Red Thursday celebration in Kansas City, “This is Chiefs Kingdom” flags will be sold on Thursday morning at more than 30 locations, including Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area Hy-Vee stores, Hy-Vee Gas locations and City of Omaha Community Centers. A minimum donation of $5 is encouraged for fans wishing to obtain the official 2015 edition “This is Chiefs Kingdom” flag. Net proceeds from the sale of those flags will benefit the Omaha Parks Foundation.

"We are grateful to the Kansas City Chiefs and Coca-Cola for supporting the Omaha Parks Foundation,” Stothert said. “The money raised from flag sales will help renovate the baseball field at Miller Park to honor Officer Kerrie Orozco and her passion for youth athletics."

Additional information, including a map of sale locations, will be available in the coming weeks on
www.chiefs.com/redthursday.